Baroness (Dido) Harding

Former CEO, Talk Talk

Biography

Dido is the former Chief Executive of TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC. Prior to her appointment Dido 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 both in the UK and international businesses. Prior to this, she worked at Kingfisher plc and Thomas Cook Limited where she gained considerable retail experience. She was appointed as a non-executive director on The Court of The Bank of England in July 2014. She has also served on the boards of The British Land Company PLC and Cheltenham Racecourse. In August 2014 Dido was offered a Peerage and she will take her seat in the House of Lords as a Conservative Peer in the autumn. Dido is married to John Penrose MP, has 2 children and in what spare time she has left is a jockey and racehorse owner.

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