News: Lucy Parker named new Chair of Advisory Council

Published: 29 Oct 2018

News: Lucy Parker named new Chair of Advisory Council

We are delighted to announce Lucy Parker as the new Chair of our Advisory Council. Lucy has been a Council member since 2010 and is the first Churchill Fellow to hold the post.

Our Advisory Council is responsible for the development of our new award categories and members chair selection panels for Fellowship interviews.

As a Churchill Fellow, Lucy travelled to the USA in 1978 to research children's theatre and broadcasting.

“The Fellowship has influenced my life ever since I was awarded one many years ago, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to be asked to Chair the Council. It is made up of an extraordinary array of talents and experience who together identify where to focus our attention as a Trust to make the greatest contribution we can through the next generation of Fellows. It will be an honour to work with them” – Lucy Parker

Lucy is a strategic advisor at the Brunswick Group, working with senior leadership in business. She has more than 20 years’ experience of advising global corporates across a range of sectors, from pharmaceuticals to engineering to energy, from retail to telecoms to financial services.

From 2008-2010, Lucy led the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Talent and Enterprise, focused on the importance of skills to competitiveness in the global economy. She is co-author of ‘Everybody’s Business: the unlikely story of how big business can fix the world’.

Lucy succeeds Anne Boyd as Chair. Anne served on the Advisory Council from 1989. We would like to place on record our gratitude for her outstanding service.