Dr. Tracy Long CBE

Founder, Boardroom Review

Biography

Dr Tracy Long CBE, DBA, MBA, HonARAM is a leader in the field of Board effectiveness and an experienced Board and Committee member. Tracy founded Boardroom Review Limited in 2004, working with Chairs and Board members to optimize the contribution of the Board, prepare for the future, and adapt to change. As a trusted advisor to the most senior decision makers, she has conducted over three hundred international reviews across publicly listed, mutual, privately owned and public sectors (see www.boardroomreview for the current client list).

Tracy is a trustee and SID of the Windsor Leadership Trust (transformational leadership programmes), an advisory director of Carnegie Hall in New York and an advisory director of Bridgeweave (B-B Fintech). She currently serves as the senior independent on various Government appointment panels, and is a mentor to young female professionals.

Tracy recently retired from the board of the DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport), where she was Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. She also advised the Efficiency and Reform Group, Cabinet Office, on the evaluation of departmental and ministerial Boards, and contributed to the Civil Service Reform Plan. In 2019 she retired from the Council of Marlborough College, Wiltshire.

Tracy is an entrepreneur. She was a founding director of Avalon Productions and Classic FM. Previous Board roles have included BSkyB joint ventures (including the National Geographic, History, Paramount, Nickelodeon and QVC channels), Botts & Co. Private Equity, Central European Media Enterprises, Van Tulleken Company, Nesta (National Endowment of Science, Technology & the Arts), Lowland Investment Company plc, London Symphony Orchestra, The King’s Consort (Chair), Noel Gay Organisation, Royal Academy of Music, and Royal Society of British Sculptors (treasurer).