Diana 'Dido' Harding

Non-Executive Director, Court of Directors from August 2014 to July 2022


Term of appointment: 1 August 2014 - 31 July 2022

Dido was a non-executive director on our Court of Directors and Chair of our Remuneration Committee. She is Chair of NHS Improvement, the body responsible for overseeing and supporting NHS providers and trusts in England. She sits in the House of Lords as a Conservative peer and is a member of the Economic Affairs Select Committee. She is a trustee of DotEveryone, a member of the UK National Holocaust Memorial Foundation Advisory Board and Senior Independent Director of MindGym PLC.

Dido was Chief Executive of TalkTalk Telecom Group plc from 2010 to May 2017. Before this, she 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 in both the UK and international businesses. Before this, she worked at Kingfisher plc and Thomas Cook Limited, where she gained considerable retail experience. She has also served on the boards of The British Land Company PLC and Cheltenham Racecourse. 



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