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Dame Amelia Chilcott Fawcett DBE CVO (born 16 September 1956)[1] is the American/British Chairman of the Standards Board for Alternative Investments in London, Chairman of Investment AB Kinnevik in Stockholm, Chairman of Vedere SARL in Luxembourg, a Non-Executive Director of State Street Corporation in Boston, and a Non-Executive Member of Her Majesty’s Treasury Board.

Dame Amelia Chilcott Fawcett
Born (1956-09-16) 16 September 1956 (age 63) Boston,USA
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
Wellesley College
OccupationChairman of Hedge Fund Standards Board
Managing director (Europe) for Morgan Stanley

She is a former banking executive for Morgan Stanley.[2] Other prior posts include non-executive director (from 2007) and chairman (2009–2013) for the British multimedia business Guardian Media Group plc and Non-Executive Director of Millicom International Cellular SA (2015–2016).

Fawcett attended Pingree School, Wellesley College and the University of Virginia School of Law.[3]

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Honours and awardsEdit

In 2006, Fawcett was named one of Fortune magazine's "50 most powerful women".[7] In the New Year Honours 2002 Fawcett was appointed as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.[8] In the New Year Honours 2010 Fawcett was elevated to the rank of Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her services to the financial industry.[9][10] In 2004, she received the Prince of Wales' Ambassador award recognizing responsible business activities. As of 2013, she was chairman of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation.[11] In July 2013 she was appointed the first Lady Usher of the Purple Rod.[12]


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media. 15 September 2014. p. 35.
  2. ^ Brook, Stephen (22 April 2009). "Amelia Fawcett named chair of Guardian Media Group". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Amelia Fawcett named chair of Guardian Media Group". The Guardian. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Four new appointments to Wellcome's Board of Governors" (press release). Wellcome Trust. 23 August 2019.
  5. ^ ""New Chair appointed to the Board of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew | Kew"" (press release). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 19 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Board of Trustees | Kew". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Fortune Global Power 50". CNN Money. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  8. ^ "No. 56430". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2001. p. 7.
  9. ^ "Amelia C. Fawcett profile". Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  10. ^ "No. 59446". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 2010. p. 6.
  11. ^ "About Us" Archived 2016-03-24 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed 1 May 2013.
  12. ^ "No. 60577". The London Gazette. 23 July 2013. p. 14495.
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Preceded by
Sir Alexander Graham, GBE
Lady Usher of the Purple Rod