The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is pleased to announce that Gail Kent, Director of Data at DG Connect in the European Commission, has been appointed as the newest member of its Advisory Board.

Gail Kent is one of the most senior British officials in the European Commission in Luxembourg. Her current responsibilities include both policy and programme management in the fields of Data Economy, promoting cultural heritage and removing digital barriers.

She has more than 20 years of high level experience of managing large budgets, finance, compliance and HR in a multi-lingual, multicultural, and highly political environment. Outside of her main job, she has presided a staff Committee with members from several EU institutions looking at childcare provision for staff's children. She also has presided several recruitment competitions and oversees middle management post procedures in other DGs.

On the appointment of Gail Kent, Director of the IPR, Professor Nick Pearce, adds:

"Gail will be a great addition to the board. She has significant expertise across a range of policy areas, and considerable experience of European policymaking. We look forward to welcoming her to our next Advisory Board meeting in 2019."