Dame Vivian Hunt DBE
Dame Vivian Hunt is the Managing Partner for McKinsey & Company, UK and Ireland. Previously named 'the most influential black woman in Britain', and 'one of the 30 most influential people in the City of London,' she advises corporate, public, and third sector clients on topics of performance improvement, productivity growth and leadership.
Hunt has co-authored McKinsey's Solving the United Kingdom's productivity puzzle in a digital age, showing that both human capital and technology are at the heart of improving productivity in the United Kingdom. Her pioneering work tying diversity to strong financial performance The Power of Parity, Why Diversity Matters, Delivering through Diversity and Diversity Wins (published March 2020) is also recognised globally.
Hunt is on the board of several important business groups in the UK, including the CBI, the Mayor of London's Business Advisory Board and is Chair of British American Business. She's also a member of the UK government-backed Industrial Strategy Council and the Trilateral Commission.
She is Chair of HRH Prince of Wales' Business in the Community's 'Seeing is Believing' programme and Chair of Teach First. She sits on the governing board of the Southbank Centre and the US-UK Fulbright Commission. She's an inspirational speaker and a powerful advocate for non-traditional voices in the corporate world.
In 2018, Hunt was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the economy and women in business.
She is an alumna of Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.