Leading UK entrepreneurs to help government with development of policy

Carolyn McCall, Kathryn Parsons, Stephen Carter and Stuart Quickenden will work with the department for business, energy and industrial strategy

Four leading UK entrepreneurs will work with the government to help develop business policy, business and energy secretary Greg Clark has announced.

Carolyn McCall, Kathryn Parsons, Stephen Carter and Stuart Quickenden have all been appointed non-executive board members at the department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) and will “provide oversight and challenge to the department in the development of policy and the management of resources.”

With regards their business accomplishments to date, Dame Carolyn McCall is best known as chief executive of easyjet, Kathryn Parsons is co-founder of DeCoded, Stephen A. Carter is group chief executive of Informa, while Stuart Quickenden is managing partner at Boston Consulting Group.

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.”

Alex Chisholm, permanent secretary for the BEIS, said:

“They bring with them a wealth of knowledge from varied organisations and fast-paced business sectors that will bolster the knowledge and insight of the department as we refresh policy frameworks and work to deliver change.”

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