Liz Hewitt

Non-executive Director; Independent

 

Appointed: 1 January 2020

Committee membership: Audit & Risk and Finance

Tenure: 2 years

Career: Liz Hewitt is a Chartered Accountant with a degree in Economics. She has over 20 years’ experience in private equity having held a variety of senior positions within Gartmore Investment Management Limited, Citicorp Venture Capital Ltd and 3i Group plc before joining Smith & Nephew plc as Director of Corporate Affairs. Previously, Liz was Non-executive Director and chair of the Audit Committee of Novo Nordisk A/S, Synergy Health plc, Savills plc and Melrose Industries plc. She was also a member of the House of Lords Commission and chaired the House of Lords Audit Committee.

Skills and competencies: Liz qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. Her executive career in private equity provided her with insights into a wide variety of industries. Given Liz’s extensive experience as an audit committee chair, in November 2020 she was appointed as Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. Her broad industrial and global experience and financial knowledge enable her to bring a wide perspective to her role on the Board.

External appointments:

  • Director of Silverwood Property Limited

  • Non-executive Director of Glencore plc