In addition to her role as Non-executive Director of Saxton Bampfylde, Larissa is a Non-executive Director of international law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, Chair of the Employee Ownership Trust of architecture practice Hawkins\Brown, Non-executive Board Member of the Deoartment for Culture , Media and Sport ( DCMS) and Non-executive Director of The Law Society of England and Wales. In her pro-bono portfolio she is Chair of The Foundling Museum, Chair of Social Business Trust, co-Chair and co-Founder of Thrive at Five and Trustee of the Charles Russell Speechlys Foundation.
Her previous roles include Vice Chair of WPP’s Ogilvy Group UK, European COO Weber Shandwick, Partner of emerging markets private equity firm, Actis LLP, Founding Trustee of V Inspired, Non-executive Director of London & Quadrant and Chair of the House of Illustration.
Larissa received an OBE in The Queen’s New Years Honours List in 2021.
Larissa read Law at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, completed her solicitor’s finals at the College of Law, London and studied at London Business School, where she completed her MBA. She has three children. She has played clarinet in the Lawyers Music Symphony Orchestra for over 20 years.