Two fantastic alumnae visit King’s
‘Walk of Fame’

Susan Gilchrist standing in front of her Strand window display

We are very pleased to have welcomed alumnae Susan Gilchrist FKC (English, 1987) and Harriet Green OBE (Medieval History, 1983) back to King’s recently to visit their new windows on the Strand alumni display.

Susan and Harriet are amongst the eight brilliant King’s alumni whose photographs were added to the Strand window display earlier this year, alongside Dina Asher-Smith (History, 2017), Horton Africanus, Michael Levitt (Physics, 1967), Edith Morley, Sarah Mullally (Nursing, 1984) and Edith Summerskill. They join King’s alumni old and new, including the likes of Florence Nightingale, Peter Higgs (Physics, 1950; MSc, 1952; PhD, 1954) and Ciceley Saunders (Nursing 1944 and Medicine, 1957), who are celebrated with windows on what has become known as King’s ‘Walk of Fame’.

One long section of the window display on the Strand building which features many alumni from King's recent and historical past.One section of the Strand Building's window display.

Susan Gilchrist gained first class honours in English at King’s in 1987 and was awarded a fellowship in 2014. She is Chair, Global Clients, of the Brunswick corporate communications Group, where she was Chief Executive from 2012 to 2018. In 2016 she became Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Southbank Centre in London, the UK’s largest arts centre.

Harriet Green with her photo on the Strand window display

British businesswoman Harriet Green, Chair and CEO of IBM Asia Pacific, took her BA in medieval history at King’s in 1983. She was Chief Executive of Thomas Cook Group from 2012 to 2014. In 2013 she was named one of the UK’s most powerful women by BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour; in 2016 she won the Women in Technology Institute award, and in 2017 she was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.

Both women sit on the King’s Business School Advisory Council.


Christine Ayre, Head of Brand Design at King’s said:

‘We showcase a slice of outstandingly distinguished King’s people in our Strand windows – they represent our history and present, and demonstrate how we have always been in the business of making the world a better place. This display has become iconic since it first appeared in 2008 and is an enduring testament to the communicative power of creative design.’