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David Gosnell OBE

Independent Non-Executive Director

David Gosnell
Non-Executive Director Appointed 2015
Committee membership Audit and Risk, Nomination, Remuneration

Key skills and experience

David leverages his strong and deep supply and procurement background, and his broader experience in global multi-national companies to provide the Board, and the Group Executive Team, with key insights into the end-to-end supply chain process and to add value in his role as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and as a member of other Committees.

Other current appointments

David is currently Non-Executive Director of Brambles Ltd, the supply chain solutions provider and Chairman of Old Bushmills Distillery Company Ltd.

Previous relevant experience

David retired from Diageo plc in 2014 where he had most recently held the role of President of Global Supply and Procurement. He led a global team of 9,000 people around the world across manufacturing, logistics and technical operations as well as managing Diageo’s global procurement budget. Prior to joining Diageo, David spent 25 years at HJ Heinz in various operational roles.

Qualifications

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic  Engineering from Middlesex University and has completed Supply Chain Manufacturing –  Drive Operational Excellence at INSEAD (Singapore).