Joined the board of Lloyds Banking Group "on 1 June 2012. A non-executive director of The Vitec Group plc and a member of its Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees. She served as a non-executive director of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) between 2008 and 2011 and was Chair of the FSA’s Risk Committee from 2010 - 2011. Until April 2011, she was Director of Group Development and Strategy at ITV plc, having also spent eight years at the BBC including five years as Director of Strategy and a member of its Executive Board. She has also been a partner at McKinsey & Co. and a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit. Carolyn began her career as an Economist at the World Bank. In January 2012, she was appointed a trustee of Marie Curie Cancer Care." 
"Until the end of 2020, Dame Carolyn Fairbairn was the Director-General Confederation of British Industry. An economist by training, her career spans leadership roles in business, media and government, with particular experience in the finance and broadcasting sectors. Carolyn spent her early career as an economist with the World Bank in Washington. She also worked in government as a member of the Number 10 Policy Unit during the 1990s, following which she became a partner at McKinsey specialising in digital and media, and held senior executive roles at the BBC and ITV.
"Dame Carolyn is due to be appointed a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings plc in September 2021. She was previously a non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group, The Vitec Group plc and Capita plc. She is also a former non-executive director of the Competition and Markets Authority, the Financial Services Authority and until 2016, a Trustee of Marie Curie. She holds a BA in Economics from Cambridge University, an MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from INSEAD. She is an honorary fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and of Nuffield College, Oxford."
- Director, BAE Systems