Liz Hewitt

Non-executive Director; Independent

 

Appointed: 1 January 2020

Committee membership: Audit (Chair), Nominations and Safety, Environment and Health

Tenure: 1 year

Career: Liz Hewitt is a Chartered Accountant, who qualified with Arthur Andersen & Co. 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. In her executive career she worked in private equity for 3i Group plc, Gartmore Investment Management Limited and Citicorp Venture Capital Ltd gaining insights into a wide variety of industries. Her work at Smith & Nephew gave her global insight. She was seconded for a year to H.M. government. In November 2020 Liz was appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee. She has extensive experience as an audit committee Chair and as a member of nominations and remuneration committees. She is considered to be a financial expert in the context of audit committee work. Her broad industrial and global experience and her financial knowledge bring a wide perspective to Board discussions and decision-making.

External appointments:

  • Senior Independent Director and chair of the Audit Committee at Melrose Industries plc