Cressida Pollock is English National Opera's Chief Executive Officer.  Before joining ENO, Cressida worked at McKinsey & Company,where she served the senior management and boards of leading public and private organisations across Europe and North America. Her work focused on strategy development, transformation, organisational design and customer engagement.

Her previous experience includes investment research and analysis at Somerset Capital Management, an emerging markets investment fund, where she was one of the founding employees. She also has experience outside the world of business, with spells at Shelter, the housing NGO, and as an adviser at the Zambian Ministry of Health.

Cressida is passionate about the arts. She has been a keen supporter of Dance Umbrella since 2010.

She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan. She also holds a BA in Law and Classics from the University of Cambridge and is a non-practising barrister and member of Lincoln’s Inn.