Early Life and Education
Angela Knight, born on Oct. 31, 1950, began in Sheffield England before attending both Penrhos College boarding school in Colwyn Bay and Sheffield High School. After high school, Knight graduated the University of Bristol with honors to achieve her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. At the start of her career, Knight was an engineer for Air Products, eventually becoming the Product Development Manager. Knight continued to heighten her career from the start, moving on to serve as Chief Executive of Cook & Knight Metallurgical Processors Ltd. This new contract was for the heat treatment for engineering parts. As Knight’s career started to take off, and she stayed along for the ride, making sure to soak up as many lucrative experiences as possible in her profession.
After her industry years, Knight was a conservative counselor on the Sheffield City Council for five years between 1987 and 1992. This counsel was just the beginning for her rocketing career, however, as Knight eventually moved on to the Parliament of Erewash. After just two years, Knight was replaced as the Economic Secretary to the Treasury by Liz Blackman, but this did not put an end to Knight’s ambition.
In 1997, Knight was the Chief Executive of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (APCIMS), and she maintained this job title until 2006 when she was moved to Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. As the Commander, Knight started in the financial industry where she stays close to even today. Also, during these years, Knight kept herself busy as the Deputy Chairman of Scottish Widows PLC from 2002 until 2006. Knight appeared to always have multiple titles under her belt.
In 2007, Knight’s position changed again to the Chief Executive of the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), which she maintained until 2011 when she was asked to step down by the public due to a verdict against BBA. After said incident, Knight decided to resign in 2012 only to become chief executive of Energy UK as well as the non-executive director of a few other financial institutions.
Knight holds as many positions now as she has her entire working life. Since 2007, Knight has been a Non-Executive Director of Brewin Dolphin Holdings, becoming the Senior Independent Director in 2014. From 2011 to the present, Knight has held a few positions of Independent Non-Executive Director for several companies, including Tullet Prebon, International Financial Services London, Taylor Wimpey, and as a Director of Transport for London. The ever-changing careers and titles of Knight show her dedication and work ethic as she continued to increase her know-how over the years.
Besides her current success and positions, Knight has always had a lot business-related projects on her plate. Clearly Knight had her eye on the prize as she used her financial finesse to make her way through Parliament and other high-level industries, and will likely continue to do so in the years to come.