Lucy Marcus is recognised for setting the agenda on future proofing boardrooms and companies around the world. As an Anglo-American board chair and non-executive director she challenges conventional wisdom both inside and out of the boardroom. Marcus speaks and writes about corporate governance, ethics and leadership for the Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Reuters and other leading global publications.
“Boards need independent directors with skill, vision and commitment and boardrooms need to be addressing new agenda items for difficult economic times, and students need to explore this now.” – Lucy P. Marcus
Marcus serves as non-executive chair of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund, is chair of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund Investment Panel, and non-executive director and chair of the board audit committee of BioCity Nottingham. She is co-founder and served as a judge and chair of the board of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards, and is also on the board of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council. She is the co-founder and chair of ‘Leadership in Conflict’ which is working to develop leaders in conflict and post-conflict zones.
Marcus has been recognised for her ground breaking work in leadership and governance. She was the recipient of the 2011 Yale University ‘Rising Star of Corporate Governance’ Award, and was selected for one of the 2011 National Association Corporate Directors Directorship 100 lists for promoting boardroom excellence. She has been shortlisted for the 2011 ‘Thinkers 50’ list of most important living management thinkers and voted one of 6 of ‘Britain’s Best Connected Women’ in the UK Institute of Directors’ Director Magazine. The Independent newspaper ranked Lucy as 43rd in their “Most Powerful Britons on Twitter.”
Marcus was also a ‘World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow’, and is a fellow of the ‘Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellowship Program’, and the ‘British-American Project’. Marcus serves on the Steering Committee for ‘The Wall Street Journal Task Force on Women in the Economy’. A dual American and British citizen, she holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and an Masters in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.
Marcus is in great demand as a speaker on global economic trends and best practices for corporate governance and leadership, private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship, technology, and women in business. Having worked in a number of sectors from software and the internet to government and financial services Lucy brings an invaluable perspective to conferences.