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Prime Minister appoints two new Tate Trustees

Moya Greene and Jayne-Anne Gadhia have been appointed by the Prime Minister as Trustees at Tate, for four years, from 14 November 2016.


Moya Greene

Moya Greene has been Chief Executive Officer of Royal Mail Group since July 2010 responsible for the management of the business and the development of the strategy. Prior to joining Royal Mail, Moya was CEO of Canada Post where she led a successful transformation programme, significantly improving profitability despite declining mail volumes.

Ms. Greene has a strong track record in strategic planning, complex negotiations and relationship building in the private sector. She also has a strong public sector background, developed over a 17-year period when she assumed progressively senior roles in seven different Ministries of the Canadian federal public service.

In 2013, Ms Greene received the Sunday Times Business Person of the Year Award. In 2014, she received the Financial Times Boldness In Business Award and the Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year Award.

Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Jayne Anne Gadhia is the CEO of Virgin Money. A Chartered Accountant, she spent six years at Norwich Union (now Aviva) before becoming one of the founders of Virgin Direct in 1995. In 1998 she set up the Virgin One account which was acquired by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2001. After five years at RBS as part of the Retail executive Committee, she returned to Virgin as the CEO of Virgin Money. In 2012 Virgin Money acquired Northern Rock and, in 2014, successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange.

A vocal supporter of businesses responsibility to make a positive contribution to society Jayne Anne is a trustee of Business in the Community.

In November 2016 Jayne-Anne was announced as the government’s Women in Finance Champion.

The Board of Tate is appointed by the Prime Minister, and the appointments process follows the OCPA Code of Practice.

Trustees are unpaid.

All public appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. The Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments requires any declared political activity by the successful candidate to be published. Moya has declared no such political activity. Jayne-Anne has declared that she was previously an advisor to the Scotland Stronger In campaign over the course of the first half of 2016.

Published 29 November 2016