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Vivienne Cox

Vivienne Cox, CBE (born May 1959) is a British businesswoman, chairman of the supervisory board of Vallourec, the French multinational steel components company.

Cox was born in 1959[1] and worked for BP for almost three decades[2] before being named as chairperson of the supervisory board of Vallourec, a French multinational steel components company. She is also a non-executive director of Pearson PLC and a commissioner at the UK's Airports Commission.[2][3]

Since July 2016, Cox has been a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline.[4] In July 2018, she became the first Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Institute.[5]


Cox was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to the economy and sustainability.[6]


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  2. ^ a b "Vivienne Cox Non-executive director". Pearson. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Vivienne Cox CBE - GOV.UK". Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Dr Vivienne Cox | GSK". Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Business Secretary Greg Clark announces £100 million investment for new research institute". 23 February 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  6. ^ "No. 61450". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N8.