Cridland to step down as CBI director-general

Posted on 30 Mar 2015 by The Manufacturer

After five years it's been reported that John Cridland is to step down as director general of the CBI.

John Cridland, director general, CBI.
John Cridland, director general, CBI.

Cridland has spent his entire career at the CBI – the lobby group for British business – having joined straight from University in 1982.

Serving as deputy director general between 2000 and 2010, he then served as director general for five years.

A CBI spokesman reportedly commented: “This year marks the CBI’s 50th anniversary and, with the election looming, John remains focused on ensuring the new government delivers pro-enterprise policies and championing British business at home and abroad.”

According to the BBC, headhunters Odgers have been appointed to look for his successor.