Newnham Associates are an elected group of 60 Newnham alumnae, representing all subjects, broad life experiences, and most career routes and industry sectors. 

Current Newnham students and recent graduates are welcome to contact any Associate for help or advice. 

There is a contact form under each person's profile here, which will send an email directly to that individual Associate.

Do click through to LinkedIn profiles wherever they are available - there's often a lot more information there.

Brigid Sutcliffe

Brigid Sutcliffe

I am now a multiple non-executive director, after a thirty-five year executive career.  I am Chair of CDS Cooperatives, a housing association and Audit Chair and non-executive director of the National Physical Laboratory, a government-owned organisation combining scientific research and commercial operations, where I am the only non-scientist on the Board.  I am the Audit Chair of BRE Group, a research-based business in the built environment and construction areas, and I sit on the Audit Committee of the RICS (Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors). In 2017 I was elected an Associate Fellow of Newnham, and therefore sit on its Governing Body.

After studying economics at Newnham, graduating in 1980, I qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, followed by an MBA at London Business School, including an exchange to the University of Chicago. I worked for nine years in corporate finance, including several years as a cross-border Italian M&A specialist with Unicredit and with Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance.  I left banking to have my third child and soon built my own consultancy business, working in corporate finance strategy and valuation.  I worked for eleven years to 2015 in two niche change management consultancies, specialising in organisational effectiveness, corporate governance engagement and the development of leadership teams. At the same time I was a non-executive director of Thames Reach, a London homelessness charity.

I have been a Newnham Associate since 2013 and am now its President.  I keep in touch with current student life at Cambridge both by talking to current Newnham students and via my younger son, who is an undergraduate at another Cambridge college.

I am very happy to give career advice, mentoring, CV advice and general career support.  I can talk about management consulting, paths to becoming a non-executive director, and finance careers generally. 

Newnham 1977 - 1980, Economics

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brigid-sutcliffe-43048b13/

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