CBI has named Jacqui Hall, the MD of Harrogate-headquartered independent gas shipper, CNG, as Chair of its Yorkshire and the Humber Council.
Ms Hall takes over Richard Flint, the former Chief Executive and Executive Chairman of Sky Bettering & Gaming.
“Despite the fact we face a period of uncertainty as a business community, I am confident that we have the expertise, passion and drive to overcome this,” said Ms Hall.
“Our region is spectacular and is capable of so many amazing things, not least collaboration, innovation and a continued commitment to growth.
“Brexit may be a huge focus for many right now, but I want us to look hard at the opportunities for business stemming from the government’s ‘net zero’ carbon target.
“It’s so important we build on work done so far on our region’s global competitiveness, including its infrastructure, transport network, housing stock – including affordable housing – and the important role of digitisation and artificial intelligence.
“We can compete, we can participate and I think we can even lead the way given everything at our fingertips here.”
Beckie Hart, CBI Yorkshire and The Humber Regional Director, added: “Jacqui has a breadth of knowledge in regulation, stakeholder management, policy matters and engagement, having led on this for CNG for a number of years, and will undoubtedly bring this expertise and guidance to the role.”