Beth Brooke. Image credit: EY
The New York Times has revealed that Beth Brooke has been nominated as a Director, replacing Robert E. Denham who plans to retire. Brooke will officially join the media company’s Board of Directors after her election at its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders on April 28, 2021.
In The New York Times’ announcement, the company touted Brooke’s history of diversity and inclusiveness as well as her deep experience steering major international organizations.
The Times’ Chairman, A.G. Sulzberger, went on to say, “I am delighted to have Beth, an exceptional candidate who is an accomplished leader in her field, nominated to serve on our board. Beth will bring to the board extensive financial and strategic expertise gained from her 38-year career at Ernst & Young LLP, as well as a longtime advocacy for diversity and inclusiveness that aligns with our values.”
As EY’s Global Vice Chair of Public Policy from 2007 to 2019, Brooke, who initially joined the firm in 1981, was the global sponsor of the firm’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts. She currently serves as a Director of eHealth and holds positions on various private and nonprofit boards, including the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
Additionally, Brooke has been named several times by Forbes to its list of “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” and co-chairs the steering committee of The Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality, in conjunction with the World Economic Forum.
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