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David Tyler

David Tyler

David Tyler had four employers in his executive career: Unilever, NatWest, Christie's and GUS.

He learned the basics in Unilever between 1974 and 1986 in a variety of financial, commercial, strategic and general management roles. He also became a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants during this period.

He then spent three years with NatWest Investment Bank as Group Financial Controller and Director of Finance. From 1989 to 1996, he was the Group Finance Director of Christie's International plc and was the Chief Executive of its American business for two years. 

Thereafter, he was Group Finance Director of GUS plc from 1997 to 2006, where he took financial and strategic responsibility for the Group through its major transformation over these years.

Board Mandates

Following the de-merger of GUS in 2006, Mr Tyler 'went plural' and has been active in a range of non-executive roles.

Today he chairs J. Sainsbury plc (since 2009), Hammerson plc (since 2013) and Domestic & General Limited (since 2015).

Previously he chaired Logica plc from 2007 until 2012 when the business was sold. He also chaired 3i Quoted Private Equity plc from its launch in 2007 until 2009.

In addition, Mr Tyler was a Non-Executive Director of Burberry Group plc from 2002 to 2015, of Experian plc from 2006 to 2012, and of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc from 2007 until 2009.

He has been the Chairman of Hampstead Theatre Ltd. since 2012.

Mr Tyler is a Visiting Fellow of Said Business School, Oxford University, and is a founding member of the 30 Percent Club.

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