The daughter of a butcher, Dianne grew up an only child in West Yorkshire, in a tiny terraced house with an outside loo and a sink that doubled as a bath, and was the first person in the family to go to university.
With a career spanning 40 years in senior management positions and marketing roles, Dianne has consistently championed in achieving highly.
The “fiesty Yorkshire woman” who is famously known for fighting off Sir Richard Branson to keep the national lottery licence for Camelot, now runs the historic George Hotel in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, after holding the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Camelot Group for over a decade.
In 2015 she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her efforts towards the National Lottery and charitable services.
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