Angela Knight CBE


Manchester Business School, Manchester
Tuesday 18 June 2013

Angela will draw from her current role as the chief executive of Energy UK and her past lives as Chief Executive of the British Bankers’ Association and Economic Secretary to the Treasury. Given the breadth of Energy UK’s remit and the topicality for all business areas, we are delighted to be working with her to develop a subject for her presentation that  showcases her expertise – please apply for a place if you are interested in more information about this event.


Angela Knight became Chief Executive of Energy UK, the new trade association for the energy sector, in July 2012.

After leaving Bristol University with an honours degree in chemistry, Angela worked for the American industrial gas company Air Products Ltd. She was the product development manager for the application and sales of nitrogen as an inert carrier during the treatment of ferrous metal components. She went on to set up and was Chief Executive of a specialist contract heat treatment company treating precision engineering components – Cook & Knight Metallurgical Processors Ltd – and associated process plant manufacturing company. From 1987 to 1992 she was Councillor and Chief Whip on Sheffield City Council. She entered Parliament in 1992 as MP for Erewash and was Economic Secretary to the Treasury between 1995 and 1997, when she lost her seat at the General Election. She was the Chief Executive of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers from September 1997 to December 2006. She is currently the Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association. She is also a non-executive director on the boards of IFSL and Brewin Dolphin plc, the Financial Services Skills Council, and a trust member of the Port of London Authority.


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