Government recruits four leading British entrepreneurs to help drive Industrial Strategy

Jan 19, 2017 · bdaily.co.uk

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced the recruitment of four new non-executive board members.

Such members are experts from outside government who provide oversight and challenge to the department in the development of policy and the management of resources, according to Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark.

55 year old Dame Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of easyJet, joins the board with a wealth of understanding of the transportation and media industries.

Under her leadership, easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has achieved record passenger numbers (now more than 73 million per year) and record profits, The airline entered the FTSE 100 in 2013. Prior to joining easyJet, she was Chief Executive of Guardian Media Group plc.

Kathryn Parsons, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of DeCoded, brings with her valuable expertise from the digital enterprise community sitting on the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board, the government’s Cyber Security Board and she chairs the Digital Skills and Innovation Fund.

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