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David Verey appointed as DCMS lead non-executive director

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Lead non-executive brings business and sector skills as part of Government-wide initiative.

Mr Verey is a senior adviser at Lazard & Co Ltd. He is also a Director on the board of Daily Mail and General Trust plc, has been chair of Art Fund since 2004, and chaired the Tate for six years

His appointment follows a cross-Whitehall exercise to appoint lead non-executive directors to the boards of each Government department, with the aim of improving governance across the Civil Service and overhauling departmental boards.

Business expertise

Jeremy Hunt said: “David has an extensive background in business, the arts and media.  He will make a huge contribution to the department and our sectors.  David will help shape our business plan and challenge progress on our goals.  Along with the other new lead non-executive members across Whitehall he will help ensure that the whole of Government is run in a more business-like manner.”

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