Isabella Moore CBE is a well respected entrepreneur with first-hand experience of creating and developing an internationally orientated service sector business (COMTEC) and with a continuing interest in the interface between business activity and public policy.

From September 2002 to June 2004 she was the first female President of the British Chambers of Commerce and Vice-President of Eurochambres, the association of European Chambers of Commerce. She has served as Chairman of the Confederation of West Midlands Chambers of Commerce, President of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the West Midlands in Europe office and the Regional International Trade Strategy Group.

In addition, she has been a member of the National Modern Apprenticeships Task Force; Chair of the National Women’s Enterprise Panel, President of the Eurochambres Women’s Network and Vice President of the SME Union in Brussels; Until March 2008 she was CEO of CILT, the National Centre for Languages. She is now Managing Director of the company she originally founded, which she re-acquired with her daughter in 2007 and of J&AB Associates, a management and grant consultancy.

Isabella holds Honorary Doctorates from Sheffield Hallam University and Aston University for services to industry and languages and a Fellowship from the Institute of Linguists. She was awarded the CBE in the 2004 New Years Honours List.