The Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business is delighted to welcome Andraea Dawson-Shepherd to their Advisory Board, adding to the wealth of experience and knowledge the board possesses.


Andraea is a C-Suite Responsible Growth Leader in Global Consumer Goods Companies. She has gained over 30 years’ experience in the international corporate commercial sector, shaping and leading the corporate social responsibility and sustainability business agendas in several international consumer goods companies. Most recently she was the leader of this agenda at Coty Inc, the world’s third largest beauty company, headquartered in the USA.

Andraea has led the responsible business agenda for Denmark-headquartered Carlsberg A/S, one of the world’s leading brewers; using its profit to fund an internationally renowned science and art foundation. Before that she led much of the responsible growth agenda at Reckitt Benckiser PLC, a world leader in health, personal and hygiene products, and Cadbury Schweppes PLC, both headquartered in UK. She has worked on the responsible growth agendas and challenges in businesses in over 60 countries across all continents.  

Having championed the agenda at Board level, Andraea is passionate about ensuring that responsible growth thinking is built into the DNA of business managers and leaders as they develop through their careers, and is core to the strategies of all businesses across the globe.     

Andraea spent her early career in consultancy, specialising in marketing and PR and later in internal change management working with a wide range of global corporations including Diageo, Aon, Shell, HSBC, Avon, De la Rue and Lloyds TSB, amongst others. Andraea started her career working in the Houses of Parliament and politics.

She was educated at Oxford and Exeter Universities where she was an undergraduate in Chemistry, and CASS Business School, where she did her MBA. She has been a visiting lecturer on Services Marketing at CASS. Andraea has authored several articles on communication and change management, and co-edited ‘Understanding Organisational Dynamics’ (Routledge).

Andraea, who is also a member of Birmingham Business School’s Advisory Board, will make a welcome addition to the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business Advisory Board.

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