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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, amongst 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 of 3i Quoted Private Equity plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Experian plc, Burberry Group plc and of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc. 

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Val Gooding CBE

Val Gooding CBE

Val Gooding is Senior Independent Director at Vodafone Group and Queen’s Trustee on the Board of Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Val was formerly CEO of Bupa, Chairman of Premier Farnell plc, and Chairman of Aviva Insurance UK.

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Tom Johnstone CBE

Tom Johnstone CBE

Tom Johnstone is Chairman of Husqvarna AB, Chairman of Wärtsilä OYJ, Chairman of the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of Combient AB. He is an Independent Director at Investor AB and sits on the Boards of Volvo Car Corp, and Northvolt AB.

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Dr Hans Wijers

Dr Hans Wijers

Dr Hans Wijers is Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of ING Group N.V., a member of the Supervisory Board of Hal Holding N.V. and a member of the Temasek European Advisory Panel of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited.

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Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz Humer was previously Chairman of Roche Holding AG and is currently an Independent Director of Allogene Therapeutics, Chairman of PCI Services Inc, Advisory Board member of LetterOne Holdings, Senior Advisor to Target PharmaSolutions (a data solutions company for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries), and Healthcare Advisor to Temasek Holdings (Singapore)and Advisor to a number of start-up companies.

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