Cressida became Chair of BAE Systems plc in May 2023, having joined the Board as a Non-executive director and Chair-designate in November 2022. She has spent over 20 years in the investment industry, first with 3i Group plc and more recently with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
While at 3i, she co-founded the infrastructure business and ran 3i Infrastructure from 2009-2014. From 2014-2018, Cressida led CPPIB’s global infrastructure investment business, managing a portfolio of c. $20 billion in unlisted investments.
She was a Non-executive director of Land Securities Group PLC from 2014 until May 2023, serving as Chair from July 2018, and has sat on the Boards of several investee companies, including Anglian Water Group and Associated British Ports. Cressida is also currently the Senior Independent Director of London Stock Exchange Group plc.