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Dame Amelia Fawcett DBE CVO

Dame Amelia Fawcett was appointed Chairman of the Standards Board for Alternative Investments on 1 July 2011. Dame Amelia is Chairman of Kinnevik in Stockholm and a Non-Executive Director of State Street Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts. Dame Amelia was Chairman of the Guardian Media Group plc from 2009 – 2013 (and a Non-Executive Director from 2007 – 2009). From 1987 – 2007 she worked for Morgan Stanley, first as an executive and then in a non-executive role. She started her career at the US law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell, first in New York then in Paris. She joined Morgan Stanley in London in 1987, became a Managing Director and the Chief Administrative Officer for the Firm’s European operations in 1996 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman in 2002. She stepped down from her executive role in October 2006 and was a Senior Advisor to the Firm until April 2007.

Dame Amelia is a Trustee of Project HOPE UK. Until recently she was a Non-Executive member of the Board of HM Treasury, Chairman of The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation, Deputy Chairman and a Governor of the London Business School and a Commissioner of the UK-US Fulbright Commission.  She also has been Deputy Chairman of the National Portrait Gallery and a member of the Court of the Bank of England.

Dame Amelia was appointed a Commander of The Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the financial services industry, in addition to being awarded the CBE in 2002, also for services to the financial services industry. She received The Prince of Wales’s Ambassador Award in 2004 and an honorary degree from the American University in London (Richmond) in 2006.

Dame Amelia, a British and American citizen, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 1956. She has a degree in History from Wellesley (1978) and a law degree from the University of Virginia (1983). She was admitted to the New York Bar in 1984.