New deputy director of British business group warns on risks

Elizabeth Fournier
THE NEW deputy director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) yesterday warned of the political risks threatening businesses, highlighting the future of the EU, the Scottish referendum and the general election next year as key threats to stability.

Katja Hall, who was yesterday promoted from chief policy director to her new position as director-general John Cridland’s deputy, said she had accepted the role at “an important time for British business”.

“My job will be to help businesses to navigate these, and other, challenges – driving and developing policies that enable firms to create growth that benefits everyone,” she added.

Hall previously worked at the BBC on employee relations.