Liz Hewitt

Member of the Board, chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee

Liz hewitt

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Positions and management duties

Ms Hewitt is a member of the board of Melrose Industries plc, UK, where she chairs the audit committee and is also a member of the board of National Grid plc. Ms Hewitt also serves as an external member of the House of Lords Commission, UK, where she also chairs the audit committee.

Former positions

Ms Hewitt has in her executive career worked for Arthur Andersen & Co., Gartmore Investment Management Ltd, UK, Citicorp Venture Capital (now CVC), 3i Group and Smith & Nephew plc, UK.

Novo Nordisk

Ms Hewitt was first elected to the Board of Novo Nordisk A/S in 2012 and has most recently been re-elected in March 2020. Her term as a board member expires in March 2021.

In March 2020, the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S assessed that Ms Hewitt is regarded as an independent board member as defined in Section 3.2.1 of the Recommendations on Corporate Governance designated by Nasdaq Copenhagen.

Ms Hewitt became a member of the Audit Committee at Novo Nordisk A/S in March 2012 and chair of the Audit Committee in March 2015. In March 2020 the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S designated Ms Hewitt as financial expert as defined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and assessed that Ms Hewitt qualifies as independent pursuant to the US Securities Exchange Act. In addition, the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S assessed that Ms Hewitt has competences in accounting and auditing as required by the Danish Act on Approved Auditors and Audit Firms.

Ms Hewitt became a member of the Remuneration Committee at Novo Nordisk A/S in March 2018.

Special competences

In January 2020 the Board of Directors assessed that the special competencies possessed by Ms Hewitt that are important for the performance of her duties are her extensive experience within the field of medical devices, significant financial knowledge, including mergers and acquisitions, and knowledge about how large international companies operate.

Education

  • 1982: Qualified Chartered Accountant FCA. 
  • 1977: BSc (Econ Hons), the University College in London, UK

Nationality and age

Ms Hewitt is a UK national, born November 1956.