New Chair appointed to East Midlands Freeport
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Over the course of a 30-year career in industry, Nora has held a number of senior leadership positions, latterly as Group Executive Chair of global communications and government relations consultancy, Weber Shandwick, and previously with Saatchi and Saatchi. In these roles, she has advised clients across a wide range of sectors, including ports, property/construction, energy, finance, healthcare, technology and FMCG, delivering multi-country programmes including China, Europe, the USA and Africa.
Nora has extensive experience at non-exec board level in both public and private sector organisations, having been President of British Chambers of Commerce and presently as a Board Member of International Chambers of Commerce, which has UN observer status. She is also an external member of the House of Lords Commission and is a previous regional adviser to the London Stock Exchange. She remains an International Trade Emissary for Chambers of Commerce. Nora’s regional links include being Vice Chair of Council at the University of Nottingham.
Speaking about her appointment, Nora said:
Nora Senior will transition into the role, taking over from Penny Coates, who has been acting interim Chairperson of EMF during its founding phase, and who led the Board successfully to complete the Outline Business Case submission. All EMF Board and partners thank Penny for her significant efforts in the role, which has been crucial in bringing significant investment into the East Midlands.
Commenting on the appointment of the Nora Senior, Penny Coates commented: