Vivian Hunt DBE
London, United Kingdom
A noted management consultant, Dame Vivian Hunt is the managing partner of McKinsey & Company’s United Kingdom and Ireland offices and a member of the firm’s global board of directors. In 2018, she was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the economy and women in business.
A frequent author on leadership and diversity, Hunt is engaged with a range of civic, professional, and cultural organizations, including the CBI London Council, the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, BritishAmerican Business (chair), the Trilateral Commission, the US-UK Fulbright Commission, Southbank Centre, and the Tate Modern. In 2017, the Financial Times named her among the 30 most influential people in the City of London. In 2018, she joined the United Kingdom’s Industrial Strategy Council.
Hunt honed her business and leadership skills in Harvard College, serving as president of Harvard Student Agencies. She worked in the Peace Corps in Senegal before studying for her MBA at Harvard Business School.
She has been an alumni interviewer for Harvard College and a supporter of undergraduate financial aid.
“My belief in the ability of a Harvard education to change lives and build leaders is my primary reason for standing for the Board of Overseers. I would be honored to commit my time, talent, and energy to framing the issues, asking the right questions, and helping to steer Harvard to remain a world-class, open, and globally relevant university.”
She and her husband, Nicholas Basden AB ’89, MBA ’97, have two children.