Yvonne will hold the role until 31 October 2023, having started on 1 November 2019 following her appointment by Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom MP.
Yvonne is Chief Executive at NEL Fund Managers Limited, an MBA Advisory Board Member at Durham University Business School and an Advisory and Decision Committee Member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund.
Yvonne joins Heidy Rehman (corporate services) and Laurence Milsted (audit and risk) on the advisory board, playing a key role in providing leadership and direction to the organisation, working closely with the Small Business Commissioner’s Office.
The Small Business Commissioner’s Office was set up by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy in December 2017 to help the UK’s 5.7 million small businesses struggling with late payments.
The Small Business Commissioner supports small businesses to resolve their payment disputes with larger businesses, providing advice and helping bring about a culture change in payment practices and how businesses deal with each other.