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Non-executive Director; Independent
Appointed: 1 January 2020
Committee membership: Audit & Risk and Finance
Tenure: 3 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. Her broad industrial and global experience and financial knowledge enable her to bring a wide perspective to her role on the Board and as a member of the Audit & Risk and Finance Committees.
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