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New chairman for ECGD

Guy Beringer QC appointed as non-executive chairman of Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD).

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This page explains the Export Credits Guarantee Department’s (ECGD) appointment of Guy Beringer QC as non-executive chairman. 

Guy Beringer QC has been appointed as non-executive chairman of ECGD following an open competition. Guy succeeds Graham Pimlott who held the post since January 2004.

Guy was formerly a senior partner of the law firm Allen & Overy. In October 2006, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel (honoris causa) for his contributions to pro bono and legal services.  

The Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business, Lord Davies of Abersoch said:

“I am delighted to welcome Guy to the board of ECGD, where I am sure his experience and enthusiasm will make him a worthy successor to Graham Pimlott. I would like to thank Graham for all his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future.” 

Guy said:

“I’m very excited to be taking on the chairman’s role at ECGD. These are challenging times for Britain’s exporters but Graham leaves a very strong team at ECGD and I look forward to working with them in responding to those challenges.” 

Published 11 January 2010