Vivien has worked in the financial services sector since 1981. She was a founder director of River & Mercantile Investment Management Limited (1985) and served as a senior executive and deputy managing director with the group until 1994. She then served on the boards of a number of listed investment trusts, investment management companies and other financial companies. She also served on the boards of a number of charities, including the Stroke Association, where she chaired the investment committee. Vivien is currently a nonexecutive director and senior independent director of The Lindsell Train Investment Trust plc, a non-executive director of Schroder Asia Pacific Fund plc and National Philanthropic Trust UK.
She was appointed to the Board on 11 March 2019.