Gill has spent a varied career working in both the private and public sectors. For the majority of her career, Gill has held operational and executive management responsibilities in Accenture. She has worked in many countries and industry sectors. Gill was a global executive committee member of Accenture from 1999 to 2006, before spending 5 years as Director General in the Cabinet Office as Head of the Civil Service Capability Group. She is the previous past president of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and was, until last year, the Chair of the University of Southampton. Gill is now enjoying a portfolio career across a variety of industries. She was awarded a CB in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours.