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As Director, Strategic Business Development for Tata Steel in Europe Deirdre works across all market sectors and with government and stakeholders to develop long term commercially based strategic partnerships and approaches.
Deirdre has held a number of senior positions with Tata Steel and its predecessors based in the UK and overseas including Head of its Energy and Power business and MD of its international division.
Deirdre sits on a number of industry and sector boards including the Steel Council and Metals Council where she chairs the supply chain group for both: she is also a member of the Offshore Wind Programme Board. These positions enable her to actively and positively promote the importance of the steel industry to the wider UK economy and to promote steel as an innovative and critical part of many UK supply chains including automotive, construction, packaging, energy and others.
Most recently Deirdre has been instrumental in delivering a UK Steel Sector Deal proposal to government as part of the overall UK Industrial Strategy.