Williamson was appointed to her current role in July 2016. Prior to assuming her current role, Williamson spent more than 21 years at Wellington Management Company, where she was most recently a partner and director of alternative investments. She joined Wellington in 1995 in Boston and opened the institutional investment manager’s San Francisco office in 1997. After almost seven years there, she returned to Boston in 2003. At Wellington, Williamson served on numerous firm boards and committees, including the compensation committee, the capital commitments committee, the board of Wellington Management Advisers, Inc., and the board of Wellington International Management Co, Singapore. Williamson was chair of the Wellington Trust Company, NA, and the trust investment committee. She was instrumental in Wellington Management’s global diversity and inclusion efforts, as the founding chair of the diversity committee. In addition, she has served on boards and investment committees for several educational and charitable organisations for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Wellington, Williamson spent more than five years with McKinsey & Co. (1989-94). She was also employed by the US Department of State (1986-87) and was a mergers and acquisitions investment banker in New York and London for Goldman, Sachs & Co. (1984-86). Williamson has earned an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School, and a bachelor’s degree in economics (honours) from Williams College. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.