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 the Lead Director of State Street Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a Non-Executive Director and then Chairman of the Guardian Media Group plc from 2007 – 2013, and she worked for Morgan Stanley for 20 years. She joined Morgan Stanley in London in 1987 and became Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman in 2002. Dame Amelia started her career at the US law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, first in New York and then in Paris.
Dame Amelia is the Chairman-elect of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, a Governor of the Wellcome Trust and 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 a member of the Court of the Bank of England and Deputy Chairman of the National Portrait Gallery.
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 and a CBE in 2002, in both cases for services to the financial services industry. She received The Prince of Wales’s Ambassador Award in 2004.
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.