Non-Executive Director

Beverley Tew


Beverley Tew was appointed as a Non-Executive Director at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in September 2020.

Beverley has over 3 decades experience as a chief financial officer and commercial leader in the public and private sectors. She was Finance Vice President at Burberry and led the set-up of the new corporate headquarters in Leeds. Beverley was at the BBC for 18 years where she was Group Finance Director at a time of significant transformational change for the broadcaster. She qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young.

Beverley has also worked in the children’s charity sector for over 15 years. She is a Trustee and member of the Audit Committee of Plan International (UK) and previously she was a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of BBC Children in Need.

Beverley’s current roles include:

  • Crown Representative, Crown Commercial Service, Cabinet Office
  • Trustee, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
  • Trustee, Teentech
  • Audit Committee member, BAFTA

Non-Executive Director

Board members give corporate leadership to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) by ensuring that the department meets the international policy priorities, Public Service Agreements targets and service delivery targets set by ministers. The role of a Non-Executive Director is to provide an effective and objective challenge to the rest of the Board and officials.

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