Coats

Mike Clasper CBE

Chairman

Mike Casper
Non-Executive Chairman Appointed 2013
Committee membership Nomination

Key skills and experience

Mike leads the Board, drawing on his extensive executive and non-executive experience, including in general management and marketing for global companies. Mike is an ambassador for Coats and focuses on long term value, relationships and reputation in his dealings with all stakeholders, be they investors, customers, suppliers or employees.

Other current appointments

He is currently Chairman of Bioss, an organisation and people development consultancy, a Trustee of Heart Cells Foundation, a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and an Advisory Board member for Arora International.

Previous relevant experience

Mike was until recently the Senior Independent Director at Serco Group plc. He has previously served as Chairman of Which? Ltd, Chief Executive Officer of BAA plc, Chairman of HM Revenue & Customs, President of the Chartered Management Institute and Operational Managing Director at Terra Firma. He has also held a number of senior management positions at Procter & Gamble and was Senior Independent Director of ITV plc, Chairman of the West London Consortium, and Chairman of the Market Place Impact Taskforce of Business in the Community.

Qualifications

Mike holds an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

"To make considered and bold decisions requires thoughtful discussion within the Board and a deep understanding of our stakeholders..."