The Prime Minister has appointed Joëlle Warren, MBE, DL as Chair of the Crown Nominations Commission which will nominate the next Archbishop of York.
Joëlle Warren serves as Her Majesty’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Cheshire, Chair of Cheshire Community Foundation, and served 10 years on the Board of Manchester Metropolitan University, latterly as Vice Chair. She began her business career in banking before founding the executive search firm, Warren Partners, in 1999. She is a Member of the North West Business Leadership Team and the CBI’s Enterprise Forum. Joëlle is actively involved in her local church and in wider work for the Church of England nationally.
Joëlle was appointed MBE in January 2016 for her Services to Business.
The Crown Nominations Commission was established by the Church of England’s General Synod in February 1977. Its function is to nominate new Diocesan Bishops for appointment by The Queen. In the case of appointments to the Archbishoprics of Canterbury and York, the Commission is chaired by an independent person who is a communicant member of the Church of England and not ordained. For the appointment of the Archbishop of York it is a requirement that the Chair should be resident in the Northern Province.
Commenting on her appointment, Joëlle said: “I am honoured to have been asked to take on this role by the Prime Minister, and am humbled to lead the Crown Nomination Commission in its prayerful consideration of the next Archbishop of York.
“I look forward to playing my part in finding the person called by God to this ministry at this time.”