Fiona Dawson CBE, Chair of the Women’s Business Council Fiona Dawson

Fiona Dawson is a Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer, LEGO, and Kerry she is also a trustee of the Social Mobility foundation. Fiona was previously Global President of Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers and a member of the Mars Leadership Team, reporting to Grant Reid, Office of the President. Fiona joined the Mars graduate program from Trinity College, Dublin and went on to enjoy a long career at Mars in various roles, including European Marketing Vice President, Managing Director and then President of Mars Chocolate U.K. Fiona also participated in the Mars Chocolate Global Board and acted as President of Mars Global Retail.

Fiona has a passion for the advancement of women’s entrepreneurship and human rights, especially in the developing world. Previously, Fiona served on the Economic Development Advisory Group to the U.K’s Department for International Development (DfID). In May 2021, Fiona was awarded a CBE for services to women and the economy.

Fiona is Chair of the Women’s Business Council and is one of the UK representatives for the G20 EMPOWER Alliance.