Catherine Roe, chief executive of Elior UK, has taken on the role as chair of the management committee for Women of the Year.
She will be joined at the helm by the newly appointed president and the ITV news anchor Julie Etchingham.
The pair takes over from former chair Jane Luca, director of public affairs at ITV and ex-president, and Sandi Toksvig OBE, TV presenter and comedian.
For more than 60 years, Women of the Year has championed women’s achievements as a national charity through the Women of the Year Foundation) and through a premier lunch that celebrates success with 400 exceptional women each year.
Roe said: “I’m honoured to take on chairing Women of the Year. Celebrating the achievements of women from all walks of life is something which is hugely important to me – particularly in providing role models for young women, who should accept no limits and see that everything and anything is possible.”
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