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David Tyler

David Tyler

Experienced Chair: 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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