BSI announces new operations director of British Standards


1 October 2004

With immediate effect, Shirley Bailey-Wood has been appointed as the new operations director of British Standards for the BSI Group (BSI).

Ms Bailey-Wood was previously the senior vice president Pharmaceuticals and Chemistry of Thompson Scientific and Healthcare, where she was responsible for operational activities generating very significant revenue for the division. She brings to BSI a track record of excellence in the delivery of cost effective operational productivity and process change.

Ms Bailey-Wood will be taking up her appointment, which is to a new post, at an exciting time for British Standards, following the recent realignment of activities within the world’s oldest and most highly respected National Standards Body.

The new post was created to boost British Standards’ ability to respond to market need, to optimize its engagement with its committee member stakeholders and to ensure the delivery of a consistently high quality of customer-relevant standards products.

Of the new role, Mike Low, director British Standards says:

"Standards play a major role in the British and international economy and can deliver substantial benefits in increased competitiveness and creating added value and new markets. British Standards contributes significantly to this process by producing the standards that stimulate innovation and improve efficiency. This new post will be pivotal to ensuring we reach our goals and we believe Shirley is more than well-qualified to fulfill these demands. British Standards is delighted to have appointed Shirley to this key position."

In her extensive career Ms Bailey-Wood has held senior positions with a range of key information services providers at an international level. She says of her appointment, "I’m delighted to be joining British Standards at this juncture in their history when the organization is stepping up to the challenges of the modern information world."


For more information please contact:

Wilma Tulloch on +44 (0)20 8996 6330 OR
Marc Edney on +44 (0)20 8996 6330
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Notes to editors:

Ms Bailey-Wood holds a first degree in Chemistry from Lancaster University and an MSc from City University.