Oona Muirhead, CBE


Oona is the former Chief Executive of a business support Agency, with over 40 years’ experience of Whitehall, local and regional government. Starting her career in the Ministry of Defence, she ran the media operation in the 1999 Kosovo crisis, for which she was awarded the CBE, and the 2001 MOD-wide modernisation programme.  

After roles in the Environment Department and Local Government Association she was selected to develop and deliver the first ever business and climate change strategy for the South East of England business support agency, SEEDA. As Chief Executive of SEEDA, Oona also chaired the London 2012 partnership of public, business and voluntary sector organisations for the South East.

Since 2012, Oona has combined executive-level business development roles with non-executive roles in both the public and private sectors.

She is currently non-Exec Director of MSS Global (a small high-growth ethical auditing company) and has an advisory role with a number of charities and businesses.