Carlos Grau Tanner is the Director General of the Global Express Association (GEA), which he joined in 2010. GEA represents the three leading express delivery carriers (DHL Express, FedEx Express/TNT and UPS). Mr Grau deals with international policy issues in the areas of trade, trade facilitation, customs, post, and civil aviation, including air cargo security.rnMr Grau holds a Law Degree from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and a Master of Arts Degree in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston, USA. rnPreviously, Mr Grau was Director, Government and Industry Affairs at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and General Manager, Gov’t and Industry Affairs at Swissair. rnHe started his career at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, where he worked from 1993 to 1998. rnMr Grau is a dual Swiss and Spanish citizen.rn
Dame Carolyn joined the CBI as Director-General in November 2015. Her career spans a range of leadership roles in business, media and government, with particular experience in the finance and broadcasting sectors. Carolyn spent her early career with the World Bank and as a journalist with The Economist magazine. In 1995 she joined McKinsey, and became a partner in its media practice. She has also held senior roles in broadcasting. As BBC Director of Strategy, she led the BBC’s digital strategy and in 2003 designed and launched Freeview, one of the UK’s most successful TV services. From 2007-2010, Carolyn was a member of the Executive Board at ITV. Carolyn has extensive FTSE board experience, including as non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group, the Vitec Group and Capita plc. She was a Director of the Competition and Markets Authority and, from 2008-11, the Financial Services Authority, and until 2016 was a Trustee of Marie Curie. She has also worked in government as a member of John Major’s Number 10 Policy unit from 1995-97, specialising in health policy. Carolyn is a member of the Business in the Community (BITC) Advisory Board and a Patron of the National Citizen Service (NCS). In 2019, Carolyn was awarded the honour of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to UK Business. Carolyn holds a double first-class honours degree in Economics from Cambridge University, an MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD. She is an honorary fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and of Nuffield College in Oxford. Carolyn is married with three children and lives in Hampshire.