Dame Amelia Fawcett is Non-Executive Chairman of the Guardian Media Group plc, a privately held diversified multimedia business that includes national and regional newspapers, websites, radio stations and magazines.
Until July 2010 she was Chairman of Pensions First, a financial services and systems company based in London and prior to that Ms. Fawcett held senior roles at Morgan Stanley International Limited in London, a global financial advisor to companies, governments and investors, which she joined in 1987. She was appointed Vice President in 1990, Executive Director in 1992, Managing Director and the Chief Administrative Officer for Morgan Stanley’s European operations in 1996, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of European operations in 2002 and Senior Advisor in 2006. At Morgan Stanley, she had oversight of the company’s operational risk functions and infrastructure support, responsibility for development and implementation of the company's business strategy (including business integration) and corporate affairs. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, she was an attorney (in New York and Paris, France) at the New York-based law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and banking law.
From June 2004 to 2009, Ms. Fawcett was a member of the Court of Directors of the Bank of England, the non-executive board which is responsible for managing the affairs of the Bank, other than the formulation of monetary policy. In her role at the Bank of England, she served as Chairman of the Audit Committee. In 2002 Ms. Fawcett was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen and in 2010 she was awarded a DBE (Dame of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen, in both instances for services to the finance industry. In addition, she received His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales's Ambassador Award in 2004, an award recognizing responsible business activities that have a positive impact on society and the environment.
She has been Deputy Chairman of the National Portrait Gallery in London since 2002 and a Governor of the London Business School since 2009 and a Fulbright Commissioner since 2010. Ms. Fawcett received a B.A. degree from Wellesley College, a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia and an honorary degree from the American University in London (Richmond). She holds dual American and British citizenship.