Ceri Smith - Shareholder Representative Director

Ceri Smith heads the Business Bank and Public Data Group team in the Government’s Shareholder Executive, and is responsible for the successful delivery of the British Business Bank. He has held a number of senior positions in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills advising the Secretary of State on a range of issues including business finance, industrial strategy, infrastructure and the UK’s employment law framework.

Before joining the Business Department in 2007, Ceri was a senior official at HM Treasury. Previous responsibilities included developing the policy response to the events around Northern Rock, founding and leading the Treasury’s SME taxation team, developing the Government’s Enterprise Capital Fund Programme, and leading on issues around the financing of terrorism and serious crime in September 2001.