Muniya Barua

Muniya Barua joined the Board of Governors in August 2022. She is a Senior Independent Governor and serves on the People, Finance and Resource Committee. 

Muniya Barua is Deputy Chief Executive at BusinessLDN. She leads the Policy, Campaigns and Communications team there, with responsibility for impact, influencing, thought leadership work and membership. She supports the CEO John Dickie in the running of the business and has responsibility for developing the overall business strategy. She was previously Managing Director of Policy and Strategy, and before that she ran the Corporate Affairs team at BusinessLDN.

Before she joined BusinessLDN, Muniya’s previous senior roles include Managing Director of Corporate Affairs at the award-winning public and communications agency Newington Communications, and positions at the business lobby group, the CBI, where she held the roles of Director of Corporate Communications and Head of News. 

Muniya began her career as a business reporter at the Liverpool Daily Post before going on to produce news bulletins for ITV News London, CNN and the BBC.

Muniya is an independent governor at London Metropolitan University and also sits on its finance and resources committee. She was previously a trustee at the Campaign for Better Transport.

Photograph of Muniya Barua