Dido Harding

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"Dido is currently a non-executive director on the Bank of England’s Court of Directors and Chair of the Bank’s Remuneration Committee. She sits in the House of Lords as a Conservative peer and is a member of the Economic Affairs Select Committee. She is a trustee of Doteveryone and a member of the UK National Holocaust Foundation Board.

"Dido was Chief Executive of TalkTalk Telecom Group plc from 2010 to May 2017. Before this, she was Sainsbury's convenience director, having been appointed to Sainsbury's operating board in March 2008. Dido joined Sainsbury's from Tesco plc, where she held a variety of senior roles in both the UK and international businesses. Before this, she worked at Kingfisher plc and Thomas Cook Limited, where she gained considerable retail experience. She has also served on the boards of The British Land Company PLC and Cheltenham Racecourse."[1]

"Dido was appointed CEO of TalkTalk Group in March 2010. Prior to joining TalkTalk, Dido was Sainsbury's convenience director. She joined Sainsbury's from Tesco PLC where she held a variety of senior roles both in the UK and international businesses. She was appointed as a non-executive director of The British Land Company PLC in January 2010. "[2]

Married to John Penrose.


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  1. Bank of England Dido Harding, organizational web page, accessed August 13, 2018.
  2. TalkTalk Telecom Group Board, organizational web page, accessed November 14, 2013.