Gillian Karran-Cumberlege leads Fidelio Partners Board Practice. Through Search and Development, Gillian supports Chairmen and CEOs in building effective Boards and Executive leadership teams which drive value for stakeholders and shareholders. In this context Gillian is actively engaged, including with the 30% Club, in promoting greater Board effectiveness through increased diversity. Fidelio is a signatory to the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms. Gillian is also a member of the German- British Chamber of Industry and Commerce and a fluent German speaker.
In addition to her executive role with Fidelio, Gillian is also an Independent Board Member of Jaguar Land Rover India; a Member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board and a Board Member of the German British Forum.
Prior to founding Fidelio Gillian held senior executive roles within some of Europe’s leading corporates; this included the role of Global Head of Investor Relations / Capital Market Communications for Volkswagen AG (2000 – 2007) sitting on the Group Governance and Marketing Committees – the most senior female executive globally. Previously Gillian had enjoyed a highly successful career in banking for example heading Group Investor Relations for UBS (1998- 2000). She started her career in Banking Supervision with the Bank of England.
Gillian has an MA in History from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and attended the Harvard General Management Programme.
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