Lis Astall

Senior Independent Board Member

Lis was born in the Channel Islands and educated at Jersey Ladies College before going to the London School of Economics (LSE) where she gained a BA Hons in French, Economics and Politics. She also studied at Nice and Grenoble Universities. Lis was with global professional services company Accenture for 27 years in a series of roles – most recently in 2006-2009 as Managing Director for Public Service in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. For three years prior to this Lis was UK Managing Director across all the private and public sector work in Accenture. Whilst at the company Lis also served on the UK National Employment Panel working with Lord Leitch, on the Technology Board of the e-skills Council, the CBI President’s Committee and the Board of LSE. Since retiring she has a portfolio of Non-Executive Director roles at Standard Bank - Offshore Group, the Ministry of Defence - Joint Forces Command, Digital Jersey, Paragon Identity and UK Sport. She is a trustee of the Social Mobility Foundation and Chair of a Brain Tumour Trust – the PPR Foundation. Lis has a strong sporting interest and served as President of the British Show Jumping Association for four years leading up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Her hobbies include skiing, shooting and sailing as well as attending the theatre and art galleries. Lis became a Board member at UK Sport in 2013.

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  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Official Partners
  • BAE Systems
  • BUPA
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  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland