Colette Bowe appointed Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation

19 December 2011

The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Colette Bowe to its Board of Trustees.

Colette is an economist  by profession and has extensive experience in both the public sector and the City. She is Chairman of communications regulator Ofcom, and a founder and former chairman of its Consumer Panel. She is also Chairman of Electra Private Equity plc, and a Board Member of Axa Deutschland GmBH, and the UK Statistics Authority. Colette is also a Governor of Bancrofts School, and trustee of the Tablet Trust.

She began her career at the Department of Trade and Industry, before undertaking senior roles at the former Independent Broadcasting Authority and the Securities and Investment Board. Colette was formerly Chief Executive of the Personal Investment Authority and Executive chairman of Fleming Fund Management. She has a PhD in economics from Queen Mary College, where she was later appointed Chairman of the College Council. She is a former member of the board of management of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research.

In addition to being a member of the Board of Trustees, Colette will also sit on the Foundation’s Investment Committee, which is responsible for devising and delivering its investment strategy.

Dr Bowe said:

“The Nuffield Foundation has a long history of supporting research and development in education and social policy. As a public servant I have seen at first hand the importance of independent and reliable evidence to the policy-making process and I am delighted to be involved in this work as a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation.”

Colette has been appointed by the Nuffield Foundation’s Board of Trustees and will serve an initial term of five years.