Director, McKinsey & Company - London
Vivian Hunt is the Managing Partner for McKinsey & Company’s United Kingdom and
Ireland offices and is a Senior Partner of the firm.
Vivian previously led the firm’s Pharmaceutical & Medical Products practice in EMEA,
and continues to advise leading companies on a broad range of strategy topics, with
a particular focus on performance transformation and organizational development.
She also provides strategic advice to leading British firms in the private, public and
third sectors. She serves on the firm’s global Board of Directors, its Values
Committee, and on several personnel committees.
In addition to her client responsibilities, Vivian is a leader within the firm on leadership
and diversity. She frequently speaks on McKinsey & Company’s flagship research
and co-authored publications such as: Women Matter, Diversity Matters and The
Power of Parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global
growth. She was previously named ‘the most influential black woman in Britain’ by the
Powerlist Foundation and The Financial Times identified her as one of the ‘European
Women to Watch’ and more recently as the 30 most influential people in the City of
Vivian is on the board of several important business groups in the UK, including
BritishAmerican Business, the CBI London Council, and the Mayor of London’s
Business Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Trilateral Commission. Vivian
is a trustee of The Henry Smith Charity and is Chair of HRH Prince of Wales’
Business in the Community’s ‘Seeing is Believing’ programme as well as a reader for
the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. She sits on the Advisory Council of the Tate Modern
and the Southbank Centre, as well as Teach First’s Business Leaders Council and on
the Board of the US-UK Fulbright Commission.
Vivian is an alumna of Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard
Business School. She has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from
the University of Warwick and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York.
In 2018, Vivian was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
for services to the economy and women in business.
Vivian holds both British and American citizenship, and is married with two children.
Hotel & Property Investor
Head of the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham
Portfolio Chair & Entrepreneur
Chief Marketing Officer at Britvic Soft Drinks
Professor of IT Ethics, University of Plymouth
Assembly Member and Cabinet Secretary for Education, Welsh Government