Kym Denny, CEO at hVIVO – a specialty biopharma company with clinical testing capabilities based in Whitechapel London – has today (28 November 2016) been appointed to the Mayor’s Business Advisory Board.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has appointed a Business Advisory Board to provide guidance and advice on challenges facing business and on decisions which may affect business in the London Metropolitan area. Representing the breadth of London business, the Mayor has approached business leaders from all sectors, from founders to CEOs of international companies. The Mayor sees the Business Advisory Board as a significant contributor to help his work in supporting growth, prosperity and job creation across London.
Sadiq Khan vowed to be London’s most pro-business Mayor ever and has fulfilled a manifesto pledge to set up the board, which will tap into the capital’s leading business expertise as he works to find the solutions to London’s growth challenges, particularly following the recent vote to leave the European Union.
Membership comprises business leaders and entrepreneurs who want to contribute their ideas and experience to helping to improve London. It includes Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice President of Facebook, Inga Beale, Chief Executive of Lloyds of London, Nikhil Rathi, Chief Executive Officer of the London Stock Exchange and Debbie Wosskow – founder and CEO of Love Home Swap.
The Mayor is determined to challenge the underrepresentation of women in senior roles and in line with his commitment to gender equality, nine of the 15 Board members are female. In addition, four members are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background.
Announcing the Business Advisory Board at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit today, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Having helped to run and grow a business, I know at first hand the challenges that our business community faces. However, our city has an unrivalled array of business acumen and I want to use their insight and knowledge to create policy that strengthens business and spread the opportunity that brings to all Londoners.
“London business is still coming to terms with the recent vote to leave the European Union and I am looking forward to working with the Business Advisory Board to strengthen London’s shield against the expected blows from Brexit and to seize our opportunities to show how London is open to jobs, growth and investment.”
Find out more on this Mayoral announcement at the London Mayor’s City Hall website here.