New non-executive post

Dame Jayne-Anne joins board of transport firm Stagecoach

Jayne-Anne Gadhia of Virgin MoneyDame Jayne-Anne Gadhia has been appointed a non-executive director of Stagecoach, while Karen Thomson will not be seeking re-election as a director at the Annual General Meeting.

A Chartered Accountant, Dame Jayne-Anne spent six years at Norwich Union (now Aviva) before becoming one of the founders of Virgin Direct in 1995. She was latterly chief executive of Virgin Money ahead of its merger with CYBG.

She was recently appointed as an external member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee and also led the Government’s review into equality and inclusion in financial services as the Women in Finance Champion.

Commenting on her appointment, Sir Brian Souter, Stagecoach Group chairman, said: “Dame Jayne-Anne brings a wealth of experience and I look forward to working with her.”

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