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 Susan Kilsby

Susan Kilsby

EXPERIENCED CHAIR: FTSE 100, PUBLIC COMPANIES, PRIVATE SECTOR

  • 18 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge of finance, aviation, consumer goods, retail, mining, pharmaceuticals
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Major Career Roles

Susan Kilsby is the Chair of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc and SID and Rem-Co chair at Diageo plc. She is an NED with Unilever and the UKʼs National Health Service (NHS-England) and a member of The Takeover Panel in the UK. Until recently she was also NED with BHP and Rem-Co chair. Susan was Chair of Shire plc until its sale in January 2019 to Takeda and served on the boards of BBA Aviation as SID and Rem-co chair. She held NED roles at Goldman Sachs International, Coca-Cola HBC AG, Keurig Green Mountain, where she chaired the Audit-Com, and L'Occitane SA, where she chaired the Rem-Co.

 

Industry Knowledge

Susan previously served as Chair of Shire plc until its sale in January 2019 to Takeda, and served on the Boards of BBA Aviation, where she was Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair, Goldman Sachs International, Coca-Cola HBC AG, Keurig Green Mountain, where she chaired the Audit Committee, and L’Occitane SA, where she chaired the Remuneration Committee. From 2009 to 2014, Susan was a Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse where she focused on senior-level coverage of global corporations.

Susan joined The First Boston Corp., a predecessor company of Credit Suisse, in 1980, working in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group in New York until 1992. She later moved to London as Head of Credit Suisse’s European Consumer, Retail & Services group in Investment Banking, and from 2002 until 2007 was Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Advisory for EMEA and later Chair, prior to being named a Senior Advisor.

In 2007, Susan was recognised by by both “Forbes” and “Financial News” as one of the Top Ten Women in Finance, and was again recognised by “Financial News” each year from 2008 to 2011. From 2010 to 2013 she was Chair of the international region of C200, an organisation composed of leading women in business globally, and was a founding member of the Competitor Diversity Forum in London.

Susan is a Senior Visiting Fellow of Cass Business School in London and Chair of the M&A Research Centre at Cass. She is a Trustee of Wellesley College and member of the Business Leadership Council, serves on the Board of Advisors of the Gordon A. Rich Foundation and the Advisory Board of the Diligent Institute, and acts as a Senior Industry Advisor for Star Mountain Capital.

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