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Lucy Marcus



Lucy Marcus is a board non-executive director, CEO, columnist, and speaker challenging conventional wisdom inside and outside the board room. Lucy has emerged as a strong voice setting the agenda on future proofing boardrooms around the world and thinking differently about the business of doing business.

Lucy is the founder and CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting, Ltd, which works with venture capital and private equity funds, institutions and corporations to build strong funding businesses. She is co-founder of the newsletter and podcast "Navigating the Vortex" and is Professor of Leadership and Governance at IE Business School focusing on corporate governance, ethics and leadership. Lucy has written opinion columns for Project Syndicate and the BBC and hosted a tv show, Reuters “In the Boardroom with Lucy Marcus”, on the intersection of boards and leadership. She was selected by LinkedIn as a 2020 Top Voice, driving today’s professional conversation.

Lucy served as chair of Oxford Playhouse. She was also a non-executive board director and was a member of the Control, Risk and Corporate Governance Committee of global infrastructure company Atlantia SpA. She is the co-founder & chair of “Leadership in Conflict” which develops leaders in conflict and post-conflict zones and also applies those lessons to leading in some of the most challenging environments, sectors, and spaces in the world. Lucy has been a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, The Guardian, MarketWatch, CSRWire, etc.

Lucy served as non-executive chair of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund, chair of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund Investment Panel, and non-executive director and chair of the board audit committee of BioCity Nottingham. She served as a non-executive director & board treasurer of the International Step-by-Step Association (ISSA), as well as on the international advisory board of the IE Business School, the advisory board of Univ. of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, was a fellow at the Judge and was a non-executive director, board treasurer and fellow of the British-American Project. She served on the board of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council, chaired The Global Task Force on Building Women Leaders, and founded HighTech Women. She was the co-founder, judge and served as chair of the board of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards.

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