Dr Margaret Casely-Hayford CBE

Advisory Board Member

Dr Margaret Casely-Hayford has been a non-executive member of the Board of the Co-op Group since 2016, and was appointed Chair of Shakespeare’s Globe in January 2018, the same year in which she was appointed Chancellor of Coventry University.

She was Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary for the John Lewis Partnership for nine years.

Before that she worked for twenty years with City law firm Dentons where she had been a partner and jointly led an award-winning team in planning and development work).

Her portfolio includes advising young entrepreneurs, and supporting and advising organisations on governance and advising those, in particular women and BAME or LGTBQ+ people, who wish to embark upon board careers. She is passionate about establishing diversity on boards and is an ambassador of Board Apprentice.

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