Katja Hall is CBI deputy director-general, appointed May 2014, with overall responsibility for the CBI's policy work.
She was formerly chief policy director, responsible for the development of CBI policy, business planning and representing the CBI to government and in media. Katja is a member of the CBI's executive committee.
Katja was previously director of Employment at the CBI. During this time she led the CBI's campaigns to improve gender diversity on UK corporate boards, modernising strike laws and reforming public sector pensions, which contributed to the creation of the independent Public Service Pensions Commission.
She also lobbied for a better result for business on the immigration cap and the Bribery Act. Katja also led the CBI's European campaigns to protect the working time opt-out and to make the case for labour market flexibility.
Katja is a board member of the Institute of Employment Studies. She sits on the Government’s Better Regulation Steering Group and the Creative Industries Council.
Prior to joining the CBI, Katja worked at the BBC on employee relations, change management and reward.