BritishAmerican Business’ Annual General Meeting 2018 Welcomes New Chair, Dame Vivian Hunt, DBE


On Thursday 1 November, BritishAmerican Business held its 2018 Annual General Meeting, at the offices of McKinsey & Company in London.

At the meeting, Dame Vivian Hunt DBE, Managing Partner, UK & Ireland, McKinsey & Company was formally appointed to the role of Chair, succeeding Christopher J. Perry, President, Global Sales, Marketing & Client Solutions, Broadridge Financial Solutions.

Dame Vivian has been an active member of BAB’s Board of Directors for many years and brings with her to the role over 20 years of experience in the private sector, previously leading McKinsey & Company’s Pharmaceutical & Medical Products practice in EMEA.

Attendees were also joined by Baroness Fairhead CBE, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, who delivered remarks on the special relationship and the importance of the transatlantic trade and investment relationship for the UK.

Commenting on her election, Dame Vivian Hunt said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chair of BritishAmerican Business at this important time in global political and economic affairs. As an organization we are the champion for the most successful bilateral economic relationship in history and are determined that the prosperity creating power of the US-UK economic relationship is protected and enhanced. We look forward to our ongoing engagement with businesses from every industry and both governments as the future trade and investment relationship between the UK and the US is developed.”

Duncan Edwards, CEO, BritishAmerican Business said: “It is my pleasure to welcome Dame Vivian as the new Chair of our Board of Directors. Dame Vivian’s experience and network, developed throughout her professional career and as an active and engaged member of our Board, makes her the perfect candidate for this role, and I look forward to working even more closely with her in the coming months and years.

I would also like to give my sincere thanks on behalf of BritishAmerican Business to Chris Perry, who carried out the duties of Chair with absolute excellence during a time of significant transition for the organization. His leadership during this time continues to be greatly appreciated by us all.

The strength of our Board and the enthusiasm they bring to the table allows BAB to continue, and indeed surpass, the fantastic work we have produced in past years. I would therefore also like to thank our Vice-Chairs, Treasurer and Board Members for their continued commitment to, and participation in, our mission.”

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Contact: Dominic Parker, Communications Manager dparker@babinc.org | 020 7290 9882

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