Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015 and appointed as Chairman of the Board in May 2018.
Chris is Chair of the Nomination Committee, and is a member of the CRSEC, and Remuneration Committees.
Chris is the former Chair and CEO of Mattel, Inc. Previously, he served as CEO for various private-equity backed companies, including Caribiner International and Quality Food Centers (now part of the Kroger Co.). Earlier in his career, Chris held a number of senior positions at PepsiCo, including Chair and CEO of Pepsi-Cola Co. (worldwide beverages), and CEO of PepsiCo Foods and Beverages International. He was also a Director of Foot Locker, Inc. and Perdue Farms, Inc.
Chris graduated with a degree in Marketing from the University of Kansas and received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Skills and experience
Chris brings strong leadership skills to the Board through his experience as CEO and Chair for other major companies. He also has a strong understanding of international consumer-focused businesses.