Executive Chairman, Big Yellow Group
Articled to a firm of Chartered Surveyors in 1981 qualifying in 1986 experiencing a wide range of professional practice.In 1986 joined a property developer,one of the early pioneers of out of town retail developments for emergent companies like B&Q,Currys and Toys R Us-responsible for large projects across the country.1989 co established own business specialising in out of town development-company was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1996 and sold in 1998.Co founded Big Yellow self storage which was floated on the stock exchange in 2000 and is now an FT250 company with 70 outlets across the country. I am Chairman of the Company.
I hold non executive positions at a number of other companies in the UK and Continental Europe.
Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors at Bedales school.
Married with 3 children.Aged 51.Extensively travelled throughout the world.Multiple interests including aviation,sports and books.
CEO, Cancer Research UK
Founder, The Lighthouse Company
Former Director of Porsche & BMW
Assembly Member and Former Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats
Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service