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Margaret Ford

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Margaret Ford

Non-executive Chairman

Baroness Ford joined the NewRiver Board in September 2017 and became Non-executive Chairman in October 2018. Margaret is Chair of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. 

Margaret has over 20 years’ experience as a Non-executive Director and Chairman of private and Stock Exchange listed companies and extensive experience of working with Government. She is currently Chairman of STV Group plc, and was previously Chairman of Grainger plc and May Gurney Integrated Services plc, and a Non-executive Director of SEGRO plc and Taylor Wimpey plc.

Margaret is Chairman of the Tennis Foundation and National President of the British Epilepsy Association. From 2002 to 2008, she was Chairman of English Partnerships and from 2009 to 2012, she was a member of the Olympic Board and Chairman of the Olympic Park Legacy Company. Margaret was appointed to the House of Lords in 2006 and sits as an Independent Peer. Margaret was awarded an OBE for services to Sport and Business in the 2019 Honours List.