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Elior UK CEO Catherine Roe takes up chair of Women of the Year

Catherine Roe, chief executive of Elior UK, has taken up the post of Chair of the Management Committee for Women of the Year. She will be joined at the helm by the newly appointed President, Julie Etchingham; the ITV news anchor.

The pair take over from former chair Jane Luca, director of public affairs at ITV and ex-president, Sandi Toksvig OBE, TV presenter and comedian.

For more than 60 years, Women of the Year has championed women’s achievements – as a national charity (through the Women of the Year Foundation) and through a premier lunch that celebrates success with 400 exceptional women each year.

Catherine Roe said: “I’m honoured to take on chairing Women of the Year. Celebrating the achievements of women from all walks of life is something which is hugely important to me – particularly in providing role models for young women, who should accept no limits and see that everything and anything is possible.”

Catherine – who was inaugurated in The Women 1st Top 100 Club in 2013 – has a longstanding relationship with Women of the Year. After joining the operating board at Women of the Year in 2003, proved instrumental in supporting the organisation commercially, gaining sponsors and donors.