D2N2 Chair Elizabeth Fagan has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) after being named in the New Year’s Honours list.
The award has been bestowed for Elizabeth’s services to Gender Equality in Business.
Elizabeth became Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership in July 2018 and is also the Non-Executive Chair of Boots; having previously held the roles of Senior Vice President and Managing Director.
Elizabeth previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Managing Director, International Retail, Walgreens Boots Alliance from the company’s creation in December 2014 to June 2016. During the eight years prior to the merger with Walgreens, Elizabeth held a number of Marketing Director roles within Alliance Boots and its businesses.
Elizabeth re-joined Boots UK in 2006 as Managing Director of Boots Opticians, having previously worked for Boots Group some 16 years before this appointment as Group Buyer. Elizabeth also worked for DSG International Plc for 10 years.
Elizabeth is also President of the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers and is a member and past President of Women in Advertising and Communications Club. She became a Fellow of the Marketing Society in August 2013 and was also a member of the ASA Council for six years.
In January 2018, Elizabeth was appointed to the Board of the Office for Students, and in June 2018 was appointed Non-Executive Director of Brambles Limited. Elizabeth also sits on the first UK industry-led Retail Sector Council, which launched in March 2018.
Commander of the British Empire
The CBE was established in 1917 as part of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and is awarded for prominent national or regional achievements. British nationals, citizens of the Commonwealth, or anyone who has made a significant achievement for the United Kingdom are eligible to be nominated for the award.
Like the Knighthood and the Dames Grand Cross, the CBE is limited to 8960 people at any one time.
As chair of D2N2, the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, Elizabeth oversees an organisation tasked with helping economic growth thrive across the region.
Using a mix of Government and European funding, D2N2 funds projects across the region to add jobs to the economy, improve housing stock, and increase the number of learners region-wide.