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Dr Chris Gibson-Smith CBE

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith CBE

Experienced Chairman: FTSE 100, FTSE 250, Public Sector, Private Sector 

  • 30 years of senior, leadership positions in business
  • Multi-industry knowledge in oil and gas, mining, energy, banking, insurance, aviation, financial services and private equity
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Current Positions

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith is Vice Chairman of UBS Investment Bank.

Industry Knowledge

Chris brings 50 years of business experience across a wide range of industries.

His Executive career was spent at BP, where he became the Main Board Director responsible for Asia and Africa, and BP’s global science and technology programmes.

He was Chairman of the London Stock Exchange plc, Chairman of the UK’s National Air Traffic Services, Chairman of The British Land Co. plc, Chairman of Partnership Assurance plc, and Chairman of Just Group plc.

He was a Non-Executive Director of Lloyds TSB plc, Powergen plc and the Qatar Financial Services Authority.

He was a UK Business Ambassador and UK Sustainability Commissioner.

He served on Government advisory committees for aviation, and oil and gas.

He served on a wide range of charities and not-for-profit Boards, including the London Business School, Institute for Public Policy Research, and the Centre for European Policy Studies.

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Andrew Fisher

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Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman is currently Chair of Electrolux AB, Upplands Motor Holding AB, The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce. He is also Board member of Atlas Copco AB where he chairs the Audit committee.

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