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Dr Vivienne Cox CBE

Dr Vivienne Cox CBE

Experienced Chair: CAC All-Tradable, SBF 120, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experience CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 15 years of senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in renewable energy, mining, oil and gas, publishing and pharmaceuticals
  • Experience as Nomination Committee Chair, Strategy Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, CSR Chair, Remuneration Committee member
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Current Positions

Dr Vivienne Cox is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vallourec SA, a supplier to the energy industry, a Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc and a member of the Board of Stena AB. She is also Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Vice Chair of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Industry Knowledge

Vivienne has wide experience of business gained in the energy, natural resources and publishing and pharmaceutical sectors. She also has a deep understanding of regulatory and government relationships. She worked for BP plc for 28 years in Britain and continental Europe, in posts including Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of BP’s gas, power and renewable business and its alternative energy unit. Vivienne was previously Senior Independent Director of Pearson plc, a Non-Executive Director of BG Group plc, Rio Tinto plc and Eurotunnel plc, and Lead Independent Director of the UK Government’s Department for International Development. 

Vivienne was a member of the INSEAD Board from 2009 to 2013. During this time she was also acting as Non-Executive Chairman for the Climate Change Capital Group Ltd and was a member of the Advisory Board for Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd, a renewable-energy company engaged in wind-power development.

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Dr Rob Routs

Dr Rob Routs

Dr Rob Routs is Chairman of Royal DSM N.V. and Non-Executive Director of ATCO Ltd. Rob is Emeritus Member of the Economic Development Board of Singapore International Advisory Council. He has substantial experience in the refining and chemical industry with a strong focus on operational safety and sustainable operations to reduce the industry's impact on the environment.

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Dr Pascal Colombani

Dr Pascal Colombani

Pascal Colombani previously chaired the Supervisory Board of Areva, was Chairman of Valeo SA and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the French Atomic Energy Commission. Pascal is President of TII Strategies SASU, a consulting and investment company, since 2014. He also serves as a member of the EMEA advisory board of JPMorgan Chase, as Senior Advisor of Kearney, a global management consulting firm and as a Senior Advisor of Truffle Capital.

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Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman is currently Chair of Electrolux AB, The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce. He is also Board member of Atlas Copco AB where he chairs the Audit committee.

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Sir John Manzoni

Sir John Manzoni

John Manzoni is Chairman of SSE, the UK utility, Chair Elect of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, a non- departmental UK Government body central to the UK’s nuclear defence strategy and Continuous at Sea Deterrent. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Diageo plc, and serves on the Global Leadership Council of the Said Business School.

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