New directors join Bank of England court from Experian, TalkTalk and Drax

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Experian chairman Don Roberts has been hired as a non-executive director
Three business heavyweights were yesterday hired as non-executive directors on the court of the Bank of England, the Treasury has announced.

Controversial Experian chairman Don Roberts has been given one of the positions.

He faced a shareholder rebellion earlier this month, as a series of investors objected to his move from chief executive to chairman of the credit data company – around 30 per cent either abstained or actively voted against his appointment.

Talktalk’s chief executive Diana Harding, known as Dido, has also been hired as a non-executive director.

And Drax’s chief executive Dorothy Thompson rounds off the list of new additions to the court of the Bank of England.

They join the court in August.

“Each brings valuable experience and business expertise that complement the skills of the existing directors, and I very much look forward to working with them,” said Anthony Habgood, chairman of the court, which governs the Bank of England in a similar way to a company’s board.

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