Dr Chris Gibson-Smith

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith spent over 30 years with BP PLC in various roles, becoming Group Managing Director, before leaving the company in 2001.

He then moved on to become Chairman of National Air Traffic Services (NATS) from 2001 to 2005.

Board Mandates

Dr Gibson-Smith is Chairman of JUST (JRP Group) (a life insurance company) and in July 2016 became Regional Vice Chairman of UBS Investment Bank.

He became Chairman of Reform (independent think tank) in August 2012.

Dr Gibson-Smith stepped down as Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) at the end of July 2015, having been in this role since 2003.

He was Chairman of The British Land Company PLC (UK’s second largest property group by market cap.) from 2007 through 2012.

Dr Gibson-Smith was a Governor of the London Business School from 2005 to 2012 and a Non-Executive Director for the Qatar Financial Centre Authority from 2006 to 2012. He was also a Non-Executive Director for Lloyds Banking Group 1997-2006, and for Powergen plc.

He was a Sloan Fellow of the Stanford Business School and is an Honorary Fellow of University College Durham.


In the 2011 Queen’s Awards, Dr Gibson-Smith was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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