Alison Carnwath

Audit Committee Chair

Zurich Insurance Group

Dame Alison Carnwath is a senior adviser at Evercore, chair of the audit committee of BASF, chair of the audit committee of Zurich Insurance Group, an independent director of both PACCAR and CICAP (Coller Capital), and chair of the Livingbridge strategic advisory board. In the not-for-profit sector, she is a member of the advisory council of the St George’s society of New York.

Alison engages in a number of mentoring assignments both in the UK and overseas. She has been involved with Livingbridge Private Equity (formerly Isis Private Equity) for 17 years, where she was previously chair of the investment committee and of the management board. Formerly a senior adviser at Lexicon, a managing director of Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette, a partner in the Phoenix Partnership (a corporate advisory and private equity business), and a director of J. Henry Schroder Wagg & Co (an investment banking subsidiary of Schroders).

Past directorships include being non-executive chair of Land Securities and a director of BP, Man Group, Gallaher, Friends Provident, Barclays, and National Power, and chair of Vitec Group. Alison is a graduate and a chartered accountant and has two honorary doctorates.