Member of the Board of Directors
Skills and experience
Alison Carnwath (born 1953, British Citizen) has substantial financial industry experience. She began her career with Peat Marwick Mitchell, now KPMG, in 1975 to 1980 and practiced as a chartered accountant. From 1980 to 1982, she worked as a corporate financier for Lloyds Bank International. From 1982 to 1993, she was Assistant Director, then Director at J. Henry Schroder Wagg & Co in London and New York. From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Carnwath was a Senior Partner at the financial advisory firm Phoenix Partnership. The firm was taken over by Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette (DLJ) in late 1997; Ms. Carnwath continued working for DLJ until 2000. Ms. Carnwath has held several board offices. From 2000 to 2005, she was the Chairman of the board of Vitec Group plc, from 2001 to 2006 a director of Welsh Water, from 2004 to 2007 of Friends Provident plc, from 2004 to 2007 of Gallaher Group and from 2007 to 2010, she was the independent Chairman of MF Global Inc. Further, she also served on the board of directors of Barclays from 2010 to 2012. She has been a member of the Boards of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and Zurich Insurance Company Ltd since March 2012.
Other directorships within the Group
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Ms. Carnwath has been a Senior Advisor of Evercore Partners since 2011 and an independent Chairman of ISIS Equity Partners LLP since 2000. She has been a Chairman of the Board of Land Securities Group plc since 2008 and a member of the board of Man Group plc since 2001 and PACCAR Inc. since 2005.
Ms. Carnwath graduated in economics and German from the University of Reading.
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