‘I put my financial life in Connor Broadley’s hands, and they carefully constructed a plan around who I am and what matters most to me — my family. It is executed with rigour and bears fruit consistently. I feel utterly safe in their care.
I have lost count of the friends and business contacts I have referred to Connor Broadley. Recently my eldest son went to see them to make investment plans of his own. It gave me great pleasure to know Fred, too, is now in such good, safe hands.’
1958 – Born in Draycott, Stoke on Trent, the youngest daughter of a vicar and cookery teacher
1976 – Abbots Bromley School, Head Girl
1981 – Graduates from Birmingham University in French, enters advertising
1988 – Birth of Fred Snowball, followed by Albert, and Rosie
1992 – First senior role, as New Business Director at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO
1999 – Buys a home on the Scilly Isles, a dream fulfilled
2006 – Group CEO and Chairman, AMV Group
2009 – Awarded CBE for services to advertising
2011 – Joins Board of Comic Relief
2012 – First woman Chair of the Advertising Association
2017 – Awarded DBE
2018 – Leaves AMV Group in December to pursue a portfolio career
Dame Cilla chairs the Women’s Business Council, the GREAT Private Sector Council and is a non-executive director at Derwent London plc.