BEIS appoints four non-executive board members

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has appointed four new non-executive board members. Carolyn McCall, Kathryn Parsons, Stephen A. Carter and Stuart Quickenden are leading UK entrepreneurs […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has appointed four new non-executive board members.

Carolyn McCall, Kathryn Parsons, Stephen A. Carter and Stuart Quickenden are leading UK entrepreneurs who will work with government to help develop business policies.

Non-executive board members are experts from outside government who provide oversight to the department in the development of policy and management of resources.

Ms McCall is best known as the head of easyjet, Ms Parsons is co-founder of DeCoded, Mr Carter is group CEO of Informa and Mr Quickenden is Managing Partner at Boston Consulting Group.

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said: “These non-executive appointments to the board highlight the department’s commitment to strengthening our relationship with key business sectors.

“Our new board members are ideally placed to help us build an economy that works for all and ensure that we deliver a successful Industrial Strategy.”

Prime Minister Theresa May and Mr Clark are today unveiling the new Modern Industrial Strategy, which will support the energy and transport industries.