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DCMS appointment

122/09
21 September 2009

Dr Tracy Long has been appointed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as a non-executive board member.

Dr Tracy Long has been appointed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as a non-executive board member.

The appointment will run from 1st September 2009 for 2 years, after which it will be open for renewal. Tracy also chairs the DCMS Audit Committee.

Tracy Long founded Boardroom Review in 2004 in order to provide independent and informed advice on the effectiveness of the board and its committees, and combines practical board experience with deep academic knowledge; she currently serves on Lowland Investment Company plc and the DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport) as Chairman of the Audit Committee. She is an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow of Cass Business School, and serves on the Advisory Board of the London Symphony Orchestra. She has served as an executive and a non-executive director on over 20 UK listed and unlisted company boards over the last twenty years, and has a PhD in international corporate governance and the role of the board. She has executive experience in media and financial services; she was a director of Classic FM, Central European Media Enterprises and BSkyB, and spent several years with Baring Brothers Corporate Finance and Botts & Co.

Notes to Editors 

  1. The DCMS board comprises senior officials from the department plus non-executives. Its role includes leading the department and setting its longer term strategy, direction and priorities. Tracy Long joins three existing non-executive members: Alexis Cleveland, Parminder Vir OBE, and Ann Green.
  2. Tracy Long also serves on the Boards of NESTA (since 2004) and Lowland PLC (since 2004).
  3. Tracy will continue her current roles while serving on the DCMS board.
  4. Although these appointments do not formally come within the remit of the Commissioner for Public Appointments, they were made taking account of the Commissioner's code of practice. The appointments were made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.

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