Liz Hewitt

Non-executive Director; Independent

Appointed: 1 January 2020

Committee Membership on appointment: 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 brings extensive business, financial and investment experience to the Board having held a number of senior roles in international companies across a number of sectors. Through her Non-executive Director career, Liz also has wide experience of being chair or a member of audit, remuneration, nominations, disclosures, risk and corporate social responsibility committees. Liz’s strong audit and financial background will bring additional positive insight to Board and Committee discussions.

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.