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Noel Harwerth

Harwerth, Noel

E. Noel Harwerth is a non-executive director of Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Company (Chairman, Risk Committee); non executive director of Standard Life (Chairman, Risk Committee) Avocet Mining (Chairman, Compensation Committee), and Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (Chairman, Audit Committee).


She also serves as Chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Bank and Chairman of GE Capital Direct, a subsidiary of GECC.   In 2006, she was appointed by the U.K. Government to the Board of the Tote. She served on the board and audit committee of Corus Group (British Steel) until it was acquired in April, 2007 and the board of Logica until it was acquired in 2012.


Mrs. Harwerth served as Partnership Director of London Underground from 2003-2008, having previously served on the Board of Transport for London, where she chaired the Audit Committee. She also served on the board of Anglo Irish Bank in 2007-8.


From 1998 to 2003 Mrs. Harwerth was Chief Operating Officer of Citibank International PLC in London. Prior to joining Citicorp in 1988, Mrs. Harwerth held senior positions in Dun & Bradstreet and Kennecott Copper Corporation , where she worked on large, complex international mining transactions.


Mrs. Harwerth was educated at the University of Texas in Austin and holds a Jurisdoctor degree from the University of Texas Law School. She holds both U.S. and British citizenship.


Mrs. Harwerth is a member of the Guild of International Bankers, Committee of 200, and the International Women’s Forum. She served on the U.S./U.K. Fulbright Commission, the Campaign Board of Historic Royal Palaces, and was a member of the Women’s Leadership Board of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.