Heather Rabbatts (CBE) is a qualified Barrister and has held a number of senior executive positions across the public sector, sport and broadcasting.
After more than a decade as a CEO of local authorities, which included a turnaround at the London Borough of Lambeth and supporting major regeneration initiatives of the South Bank, in particular the London Eye, she then moved into broadcasting.
Other roles include a Governor of the BBC, a senior executive at Channel 4, and subsequently the Chairman of Shed Media, one of the foremost production companies in both the UK and US overseeing their sale to Time Warner.
Heather has worked in private equity and public markets including the restructuring of Millwall Football Club, securing the involvement of an American investment banker and their sporting promotion.
She has held a number of non-executive positions including the Bank of England, the London School of Economics and the Royal Opera House. She is at present establishing a media production company; is an advisor to Arts Alliance; a non-executive on the Board of Grosvenor GBI PLC; the first female member of the Board of the Football Association; and a non-executive on the Board of the Metropolitan Film School.
Non Executive Director
Board members give corporate leadership to the FCO by ensuring that the department meets the foreign policy priorities, Public Service Agreements targets and service delivery targets set by ministers. The role of a Non-Executive Board Member is to provide an effective and objective challenge to the rest of the Board and officials.