Dame Vivian Hunt

Managing Partner, UK & Ireland

McKinsey & Company

About Dame Vivian

Vivian Hunt is the Managing Partner for McKinsey & Company, UK and Ireland. Previously named “the most influential black woman in Britain”, and “one of the 30 most influential people in the City of London,” she advises corporate, public, and third sector clients on topics of performance improvement, productivity growth and leadership. She co-authored McKinsey’s research on ‘Covid19 in the UK: Assessing Jobs at risk and the impact on people and places’ ‘Solving the United Kingdom’s productivity puzzle in a digital age’ showing that both human capital and technology are at the heart of improving productivity in the United Kingdom. Her pioneering work tying diversity to strong financial performance Why Diversity Matters, Delivering through Diversity and Diversity Wins (May’20) and The Power of Parity are recognised globally.

Vivian is on the board of several important business groups in the UK, including British American Business, the CBI London Council and the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. She is a member of the UK government-backed Industrial Strategy Council and the Trilateral Commission. Vivian is Chair of HRH Prince of Wales’ Business in the Community’s “Seeing is Believing” programme; a Trustee of The British Museum and is Chair of Teach First. She sits on the governing board of the Southbank Centre and the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Vivian is an alumna of Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.