Date appointed: May 2006
Committee memberships: Chairman, Remuneration Committee; Member, Nomination committee and Audit committee.
He has extensive commercial and strategic service industry experience having led two major retail brand businesses through significant periods of change.
Current external commitments
• NED, Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust plc
• NED, Competition and Markets Authority
• Chairman, Advisory Board at the Oxford Institute of Retail Management
• Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, Oxford University
• Honorary visiting professor, Cass Business School
• Chairman of Fat Face Group Limited
• Chief Executive of HMV Group plc
• Managing Director of Waterstones
• Director, WHSmith PLC and Book Tokens Limited
• NED, The Office of Fair Trading
• NED, Somerfield plc
• NED, Wilson Bowden plc