Lily Bacon DL

Executive Vice-President of RealVNC, Senior Captain of St Edmund’s College Boat Club

Lily Bacon DL FRSA is a co-founder and Executive Vice-President of Cambridge technology company RealVNC.  In 2013 the company received a third Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in three years, the same year that Lily and four of her colleagues received the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for engineering innovation and commercialisation, making her only the second female recipient since the awards were established in 1969.  Amongst many other things, she is responsible for the company’s substantial corporate social responsibility programme, instigating sponsorship and support of the arts, charities and education in the region.  Lily is a trustee of the Cambridge Arts Theatre and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. She is a panel member of the Cambridgeshire Innovation Fund. In 2018 Lily was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.

Lily has had a number of responsibilities at St Edmund’s including Family liaison for several years and the stewardship of a number of May Balls. She is the Senior Captain of the College Boat Club.  In addition to rowing, Lily keeps fit with regular running including marathons, and more recently the delights and frustrations of real tennis. Lily’s other interests include travel, literature, theatre and music and she has even made time to recently take up the viola.