Joined the Board in 1975. Appointed Chief Executive in 1988 and Chairman in 1994. Relinquished the post of Chief Executive in 1998. Previously employed in the Conservative Party Research Department, the European Commission and Midland Bank International Limited. Formerly, a Trustee of the British Broadcasting Corporation, Chairman of the Major Contractors Group, a Board Member of the Housing Corporation, a Director of the Construction Industry Training Board and a Trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee.