29 January 2018
Duncan Edwards has been appointed chief executive officer of BritishAmerican Business.
Duncan, a media executive with more than 30 years’ experience, spent 27 years at New York City-based Hearst Corporation, most recently as president and CEO of its international magazine and digital media company, Hearst Magazines International.
He said: “The history and economic value of trade and investment between the U.S. and UK is one of the world’s great economic success stories.
“BAB members represent a significant part of driving that trade value and I look forward to working with our members and governmental representatives from both countries to ensure that our trading relationship continues to be encouraged, facilitated and developed by all parties.”
Christopher Perry, chairman of the board of BritishAmerican Business, said: “We are excited to have Duncan joining BAB as our CEO.
“As a British national and former executive of a U.S. corporation, Duncan understands and is well equipped to represent the challenges our BAB members face conducting business in both the U.S. and the U.K.”
Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP and Chairman of the BAB International Advisory Board (comprised of over 90 worldwide chairmen and CEOs), said: “BAB members include some of the world’s largest and most significant companies and at a time of change, such as this, it is vital that their voice is heard.
“Duncan will provide the leadership that ensures BAB will have a crucial and influential role in ensuring the continued success of transatlantic trade and investment.”