Lindsey Parnell, European CEO and president of InterfaceFLOR, has succeeded Ian McIntosh as chairman of the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) Yorkshire & Humber Council.
He will also take a seat on the CBI chairman’s committee, responsible for setting the organisation’s stance on all policy matters.
“Accepting this appointment is a great honour for me. The CBI is the undisputed voice of British business and is already taking great strides in putting energy and the environment at the top of the political agenda,” said Parnell. “Many organisations see sustainability as a cost to the business – something to be abandoned in times of economic slowdown – but I hope to demonstrate that sustainability positively impacts business growth and the bottom line.”