Elizabeth Cahill Lempres ’83, Th’84, P’11


Liz is a senior partner emeritus of McKinsey & Company, a global management consultancy. During her 28-year tenure, she worked with clients to develop and implement growth strategies and to execute broad scale organizational change. Liz served clients in 20+ countries, primarily in consumer facing industries such as packaged goods, retail, personal financial services and consumer technology. She served on McKinsey's Board of Directors and the firm’s Compensation Committee. Until her retirement in September of 2017, Liz led McKinsey’s Private Equity and Institutional Investor Practice worldwide. She previously led the firm’s Consumer Products and Retail Practice and served as managing partner of the Boston office. Liz has been active in people issues throughout her career. She led partner election and performance evaluation globally as well as McKinsey’s efforts to develop senior talent in high growth areas like digital and restructuring.
Liz currently serves on the boards of Axalta Coatings (a publicly traded B2B company) and MIO Partners (a privately held global asset manager). She is an advisor to Blue Moose of Boulder (a startup food company). Liz was elected to the Thayer School Board of Advisors in 2012 where she serves on the Nominating and Governance and Advancement Committees. She has served as an alumni interviewer and a class agent and is a member of the Centennial Circle. Liz is a member of the board of the Winsor School, a girls’ middle and high school, where she chairs the Audit Committee. She serves on the Visiting Committee of Harvard Business School. Liz is a former vice chair of the board of Cristo Rey Boston, a college preparatory high school serving students of limited economic means.

Liz graduated cum laude with an AB in Engineering Sciences and earned her BE at the Thayer School. While at Dartmouth, Liz was a member of Sigma Kappa and studied in Toulouse, France through the FSP program. Liz received her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was designated a Baker Scholar. Liz and her husband, Marty '84, live in Boston and are the parents of Grace '11, Danny, and Katherine.