Dame Vivian Hunt DBE
Dame Vivian Hunt is the Chief Innovation Officer at UnitedHealth Group. In this role, she works with their technology, growth and strategy teams to pursue new technologies, improve process design, interpret data, apply insights and improve the productivity of their systems.
Before joining UnitedHealth Group, Dame Vivian served as a Senior Partner for McKinsey & Company, UK and Ireland, where she provided strategic advice to leading firms in the private, public and third sectors, with a particular focus on strategy, innovation and performance transformation. Hunt also served as Managing Partner for McKinsey & Company, UK and Ireland, for seven years from 2013–20 and prior to that led the firm's EMEA Life Sciences practice.
Hunt is on the board of several influential business groups, charitable and education bodies including as Chair of Teach First, the UK's leading education charity; as Chair of the Black Equity Organisation, the UK's first national Black civil rights organisation; as Chair of the Confederation of British Industry; and the Harvard Board of Overseers. Hunt sits on the governing board of the Southbank Centre and the US-UK Fulbright Commission.
She was named 'The most influential black woman in Britain' by the Powerlist Foundation. The Financial Times identified her as one of the 30 most influential people in the City of London. In 2018, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the economy and women in business. In 2022, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Strategic Management Society.
She is an alumna of Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. She has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Warwick, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York and an Honorary Fellowship from University College London.