Liz Hewitt

Non-executive Director; Independent

 

Appointed: 1 January 2020

Committee membership: Audit, Nominations and Safety, Environment and Health

Career: Liz Hewitt is a Chartered Accountant, who qualified with Arthur Andersen & Co., and then held a variety of executive positions in private equity companies including Gartmore Investment Management Ltd and Citicorp Venture Capital Ltd. At 3i Group plc Liz was a private equity investor and then Director of Corporate Affairs. Liz also worked for Smith & Nephew plc as Group Director of Corporate Affairs.

More recently, Liz was Non-executive Director and chair of the Audit Committee of Synergy Health plc from 2011 to 2014 and Non-executive Director and chair of the Audit Committee of Savills plc from 2014 until May 2019.

Skills and competencies: Liz qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. and has held a variety of executive positions in private equity companies including 3i Group plc, Gartmore Investment Management Limited and Citicorp Venture Capital Ltd. Liz was also Director of Corporate Affairs at Smith & Nephew plc. Liz brings significant business, financial and investment knowledge to the Board, and has wide experience of being a chair and a member of audit, remuneration, nominations, disclosure, risk and corporate social responsibility committees. Liz’s diverse knowledge and broad range of financial expertise is a great addition to the boardroom bringing a fresh, logical perspective to Board discussions and decision-making.

External Appointments:

  • Senior Independent Director and chair of the Audit Committee at Melrose Industries plc;
  • Non-executive Director and chair of the Audit Committee at Novo Nordisk A/S; and
  • External member of the House of Lords Commission and chair of its Audit Committee.