Independent Non-Executive Chairman
After graduating from Cambridge University, Chris spent 24 years in the advertising industry, ultimately becoming the Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J Walter Thompson Co based in New York, part of WPP Group plc. Since returning to the UK, Chris has held board positions in many companies in Europe and the US in sectors including healthcare, technology and financial services. He also has extensive not-for-profit interests, especially in healthcare and education. Chris is a Non-Executive Director of Becton, Dickinson and Co and is a trustee of the Pew Charitable Trust. Chris is the Non-Executive Chairman and is also a member of the Nomination Committee.
Relevant skills and experience
Ex-CEO of large advertising agency. Previous and current board positions in healthcare and technology sectors. Relevant strengths in chairmanship, professional services management, and business growth.