Kathleen O’Donovan

Independent Non-Executive & Audit Non-Executive

KPMG in the UK

Kathleen O’Donovan joined the Public Interest Committee on 1 July 2019. Kathleen is currently the Chair of the Invensys Pension Scheme and Founder Partner of Bird & Co Board & Executive Mentoring Ltd.

Formerly she has held Non-Executive Director roles at ARM Holdings Plc, DS Smith plc, Prudential plc, O2 Plc, Great Portland Estates plc, EMI Group plc, and the Bank of
England. Kathleen was also co-Chair of the International Rescue Committee UK, a charity supporting conflict zone refugees. Kathleen trained as a Chartered Accountant and her previous roles include CFO of BTR plc/Invensys plc and Partner at Ernst & Young.