CBI names John Cridland as new director general

| November 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has today confirmed John Cridland will take over the role as director general, when Richard Lambert steps down in January.

Earlier this year, Mr Lambert said he would step down when his five-year term ends at the start of 2011.

Mr Lambert has been with the lobby group since July 2006 when he replaced Sir Digby Jones.

He was previously a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) and was editor of the Financial Times.

The CBI, which is Britain’s largest business organisation, chose Mr Cridland from a list of more than 40 candidates.

Forty-nine-year-old Cridland joined the CBI in 1982 as a policy adviser and became the Confederation’s youngest ever director in 1991.

Mr Cridland, who studied history at Cambridge, has been deputy director general since 2000.

Commenting on the new appointment which will pay a salary of £310,000, CBI President Helen Alexander said: “We wanted someone with a proven track record, a firm understanding of public policy and a passion for business.”

Tags: , ,

Comments (0)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

There are no comments yet. Why not be the first to speak your mind.

Leave a Reply

Visited 2890 times, 2 so far today