Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in February 2022. Alan is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.
Alan was Chief Financial Officer of Tesco PLC from 2014 to 2021 where he played a key role in the turnaround of Tesco. Prior to his role at Tesco, Alan was CFO of Marks and Spencer Group plc from 2010 to 2014. He previously served as CFO of AWAS, Group Finance Director of WH Smith PLC and CEO and CFO of Thomas Cook Holdings. He also served on the board of Games Workshop Group plc as a Non-Executive Director. Alan is currently a director of Diageo plc having been appointed in September 2014, has been a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Audit Committee’s of Diageo plc from appointment, and has been chair of the Audit Committee since 2017. Alan is also a non-executive director of Burberry Group plc. Alan trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in South Africa.
Skills and experience
Alan brings to the Board significant corporate finance and accounting experience from a variety of industries, including retail, banking and travel, as well as executive leadership experience within a listed company environment.
Current external appointments
Non-Executive Director of Diageo plc
Non-Executive Director of Burberry Group plc
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