Hon. Angela Knight (Born Sheffield, 31 October 1950) is a British business executive and former politician. She is currently Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification, to which she was appointed in December 2015, Chair of Tilman Brewin Dolphin plc and on the Board of Directors of both Astana Financial Services Authority and Taylor Wimpey plc.
Until the end of 2014, she was chief executive of the energy industry trade body Energy UK and prior to that the Chief Executive of the British Bankers’ Association during the banking crisis. Angela joined the BBA from the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (now the Wealth Management Association), where she had been the CEO since the autumn of 1997.
During this period, Angela also served as a non-executive director on a number of plc boards. During Angela’s political career she was a Conservative Party Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Erewash from 1992 to 1997. She also served as Economic Secretary to the Treasury from 1995 to 1997 in Prime Minister John Major’s government. Angela has a degree in Chemistry from Bristol University and worked in the engineering industry for 15 years, mostly in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, before becoming involved in politics via Sheffield City Council.
She was honoured with a CBE for services to the financial services industry in 2007.