Gillian Karran-Cumberlege

Gillian GBFGillian is a co-founder of Fidelio Partners,  a Board Development and Executive Search consultancy. Fidelio is based in London and works internationally with a strong focus on Germany. Gillian heads Fidelio’s Board Practice and supports Chairmen and CEOs in building effective Boards and Executive leadership teams. This is underpinned by Gillian’s pre-eminent track record of shareholder and stakeholder engagement on a global basis.

Since March 2015 Gillian has also been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Jaguar Land Rover India.

With the 30% Club Gillian actively promotes greater Board effectiveness through increased diversity and Fidelio is a signatory to the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms. Gillian is also a member of the German- British Chamber of Industry & Commerce  and a fluent German speaker.

Prior to founding Fidelio Gillian was a partner with Brunswick  and held  senior executive roles within some of  Europe’s leading corporates; this included the role of Global Head of Investor Relations for Volkswagen AG  (2000 – 20007) sitting on the Group Governance and Marketing  Committees – the most senior female executive globally. Previously Gillian had enjoyed a highly successful career in banking for example heading Group Investor Relations for UBS (1998- 2000). She started her career in Banking Supervision with the Bank of England.

Gillian has an MA in History from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and attended the Harvard General Management Programme.