The Prime Minister has appointed Monisha Shah as a member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life following an open competition.
Monisha will take up post on 1 December for a five year term. She is Chair of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, non-executive director of Imagen Ltd, Cambridge, and independent non-executive director, Next Mediaworks Plc, India.
Monisha served as Trustee of Tate until July 2015. She was also Tate’s Liaison Trustee to the National Gallery Board from June 2013. In July 2013, she joined the Board of the Foundling Museum. She has served on several councils and committees for all of the above, including Nominations, Governance, Remuneration, Digital Media, Ethics and Freedom of Information. Monisha has served on several panels as an Independent Member, including Triennial Reviews of the British Council and the British Film Institute, and the appointments panel for the Chair of the BFI.
Monisha’s last executive role was with BBC Worldwide, where she worked for 10 years. She was Director of Sales for Emerging Markets, including Europe, Middle East, India and Africa where she was responsible for the exploitation of British intellectual property across television, radio, digital media and publishing. She represented BBC Worldwide on several Boards including joint ventures for radio and magazines. She stepped down from this role in 2010.
Monisha is a graduate of the University of Bombay, India; she also has a post-graduate degree from SOAS, and an executive MBA from the London Business School. She was elected Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in February 2009.
The Committee on Standards in Public Life advises the Prime Minister on ethical standards across the whole of public life in the UK. It monitors and reports on issues relating to the standards of conduct of all public office holders.
The Committee is currently conducting a review of ethics for regulators which will be published in 2016.
Published: 1 December 2015