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David Tyler

David Tyler

Experienced Chairman: FTSE 100, FTSE 250, Listed Sector, Private Sector, Private Equity
Experienced CFO: FTSE 100 and FTSE 250

  • 31 years of international senior Board experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in consumer, retail, business services and financial services
  • Experience as CFO, NED, Chairman, Nomination Committee Chair, Remuneration Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Investment Committee member, CSR Committee member, Governance Committee member
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Current Positions

David Tyler is currently Chairman of The White Company and Domestic & General Group.

Industry Knowledge

Executive experience from positions in consumer, retail, business services and financial services at, among others, Unilever, GUS plc (the owner of Experian, Burberry and Home Retail Group prior to their demerger), NatWest Group plc and Christie’s International plc.

David learned his trade at Unilever for 11 years, after which he joined NatWest Investment Bank where he was Director of Finance. Following this, he was Group Finance Director at Christie’s International and the Chief Executive of its American business.

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

David has extensive experience of chairmanship at a number of the UK’s largest and most established public companies, including Hammerson plc. Before taking on his current responsibilities, he was Chairman of J Sainsbury plc, Logica plc and 3i Quoted Private Equity plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Experian plc, Burberry Group plc and Reckitt Benckiser Group plc. 

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Jean-Louis Chaussade

Jean-Louis Chaussade

Jean-Louis Chaussade is Chairman of JLCH Conseil, Special Advisor of Accuracy, Chairman of the board of the Université Technologique de Compiègne, Non-Executive Board member of Kaufman & Broad SA and is a Director of Criteria Caixaholding SAU, in addition to other appointments. He was previously the Chairman and CEO of Suez.

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Sir Michael (Mike) Rake FCA, FCGI

Sir Michael (Mike) Rake FCA, FCGI

Sir Michael Rake served as the Chairman of BT Group plc, as the International Chairman of KPMG, Chairman of Worldpay Group plc and as Chairman of EasyJet plc. He currently serves as Chairman of Wireless Logic Group ltd, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Phoenix Global Resources plc, Majid Al Futtaim Holdings LLC and Newday Group UK ltd. 

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Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé S.A. since April 2017. He is Vice Chairman of L’Oréal (FR) and Board Member of Roche Holding Ltd. (CH). He is Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chairpersons (WEF), member of the European Roundtable for Industry (ERT), the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse and J.P. Morgan International Council as well as Co-Chairman of the 2030 Water Resources Group.

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Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna is Executive Chairman of CC & Soci and he sits on the Board of FTI Consulting, a business advisory group listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and three Italian private companies: Italiana Petroli SpA, Finarvedi SpA, holding company of the Arvedi Group and Salini Costruttori SpA, holding company of the Italian industrial group Webuild.

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