Strategic Advisory Board


Livingbridge’s Strategic Advisory Board brings together an experienced group of senior figures from international 
business, politics and finance.

The board provides counsel on political, economic, social, regulatory and technological matters and offers informed perspectives on how these might impact Livingbridge’s business and investment strategy.

Dame Alison Carnwath, Chair

Following nine years as chairman of Landsec, the UK’s largest listed property developer, Alison currently holds non-executive positions at BP, Zurich Insurance Group, and PACCAR Inc, one of the largest manufacturers of medium and heavy-duty trucks in the world. Alison was made a Dame for Services to Business in 2014.

She is senior advisor to independent investment banking advisory firm Evercore Partners, supervisory board member and audit committee chairman of BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer, and independent non-executive director of BP. 

Alison is also a member of the Advisory Council of the St George’s Society of New York and advisor to the University of Exeter Business School. She was been a non-executive director of Livingbridge from 2001-2016.

Edward Bonham Carter

Edward is Director of Stewardship and Corporate Responsibility at Jupiter Asset Management, supporting the work of the CIO office and the Governance and Sustainability team. Edward was Vice Chairman of Jupiter Fund Management plc from March 2014 to May 2021, when he stepped down from the Jupiter Board. Prior to that he was Chief Executive Officer of the Company from June 2007. During his time as CEO, Edward steered the Company through an MBO in 2007 and its successful IPO in June 2010.

Edward is Senior Independent Director at both Land Securities Group plc and ITV plc; Chairman of Netwealth Investments; a Trustee of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; and a Director of The Investor Forum.

Edward has a degree in Economics and Politics from Manchester University. He started his career at Schroders (1982-1986), followed by eight years at Electra Investment Trust before joining Jupiter. He has over 35 years’ experience in the investment market and has extensive knowledge of the fund management business.

Amee Chande

Independent director since June 2020

Amee Chande is a corporate director and strategy consultant. Ms. Chande sits on the boards of Air Canada, Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp, and Thumbtack. She is also a senior advisor to leading companies in the mobility sector such as ChargePoint.

In 2019, Ms. Chande was Chief Commercial Officer for Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, where she was responsible for defining the overall strategy and laying the foundation for a strong commercial business. From 2015 to 2018, she was a Managing Director at Alibaba Group where she was the first senior executive hired to lead globalization. Ms. Chande has also held divisional Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer roles at global retailers including Tesco, Staples and Walmart in both Europe and the United States. She began her career as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Ms. Chande holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Andy Harrison

Andy became chairman of Dunelm plc in 2015 having joined the board as a non-executive director the previous year. Prior to this, Andy was CEO of three public companies: Whitbread plc (2010-2015), easyJet plc (2005-2010) and Lex/RAC plc (1996 – 2005).

Whilst at Whitbread Andy led a programme of rapid organic growth, tripling the company’s market capitalisation to £9bn, making it a FTSE 50 company. Andy also spent 9 years at Courtaulds Textiles, firstly as CFO, during its IPO in 1990, and then MD of Courtaulds International Fabrics and Home Furnishings.

Andy has an MBA (and is a Distinguished Alumnus of) Cranfield School of Management and an MA from Pembroke College, Cambridge University. He is a mentor for J&A Mentoring Partners. 

Lord Livingston of Parkhead

Ian served as Minister of State for Trade and Investment from 2013 to 2015. Prior to this, he was Group CEO at BT Group plc from 2008 to 2013, having previously been CEO at BT Retail, and Group CFO. Previous roles also include chairman of Man Group plc, and non-executive director of Celtic plc and Belmond Ltd.

From 1996 to 2002 Ian held the position of CFO at Dixons Group plc, after holding a number of roles over more than a decade in the company. Ian is currently a chairman of Dixons Carphone plc, a serving member of the House of Lords and a trustee on the board of Jewish Care.