Angela Knight Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification, to which she was appointed in December 2015.
She is also the senior independent director on the Boards of Brewin Dolphin plc and Tullett Prebon Plc, a member of the board of Transport for London and an advisor to PARC and Oxera. In addition, Angela is an Associate at Goodacre UK and the Vice President of the Securities Industry Management Association.
Until the end of 2014, she was chief executive of the energy industry trade body Energy UK and prior to that the Chief Executive of the British Bankers’ Association during the banking crisis. Angela joined the BBA from the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (now the Wealth Management Association), where she had been the CEO since the autumn of 1997. During this period, Angela also served as a non-executive director on a number of plc boards.
Before running trade associations, Angela was MP for Erewash from 1992 - 1997, and during that time a Treasury Minister, working for the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Angela has a degree in Chemistry from Bristol University and worked in the engineering industry for 15 years, mostly in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, before becoming involved in politics via Sheffield City Council.
She was honoured with a CBE for services to the financial services industry in 2007
Chair, Office of Tax Simplification
The Chair is responsible to Ministers for the Office’s work, including the content of its reports.