Roxanne Austin

Board Director, Abbott Laboratories and Target

Roxanne Austin is President and CEO of Austin Investment Advisors, a private investment and consulting firm and chairs the US Mid-market Investment Advisory Committee of EQT Partners. Ms. Austin serves on the Board of Directors of Target Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, and Teledyne Technologies (and formerly Ericsson). She chairs the compensation committees of Abbott and Target, and the audit committee of AbbVie. She was named as one of the most influential directors in the boardroom by the National Association of Corporate Directors in 2013.

Ms. Austin is the co-chair of that corporate governance committee responsible for the annual directors’ conference at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business. She is a frequent speaker on matters of corporate governance and crisis management. Previously, Ms. Austin was the President and CEO of Move Networks, and IP based television delivery service. She has also served as the President and Cof DIRECTV, the world’s leading provider of digital television entertainment services. Prior to joining DIRECTV, Ms. Austin was the Executive Vice President and CFO of Hughes Electronics Corporation (then parent of DIRECTV). She was a partner of Deloitte and Touche before joining Hughes, and served as a firm designated specialist in Mergers and Acquisitions and Aerospace and Defense.

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