David Williams, 71
Joint Chairman

Appointed May 2007 and as joint chairman in August 2009

Committee membershipsNominations (chairman), remuneration

QualificationsGraduated in economics from Manchester University, chartered accountant (UK)

ExperienceDavid has significant experience in senior financial roles held across a range of multinational companies, with board experience as both an executive and non-executive director. He retired as finance director of Bunzl plc in January 2006, having served on the board for 14 years. He was previously a member of the Tootal management board and finance director of Tootal plc. David has also held senior independent director and committee chair roles at a number of companies. Formerly a non-executive director of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, Dewhirst Group plc, Medeva plc, George Wimpey plc, Taylor Wimpey plc, Tullow Oil plc, Meggitt plc and Dubai-based DP World Limited.

External appointmentsNone.