"Appointed a Director of Brambles in August 2005. He is a non-executive director of WH Smith plc and Chairman of Pets at Home Group Limited. He was Managing Director of John Lewis, the UK's leading department store business, from 2000 to 2004 and Director of Research and Expansion at John Lewis Partnership plc, which also includes the Waitrose supermarket operation, from 1992 to 2000. He previously held senior positions at Thomas Cook and British Airways and was Chief Executive of Shandwick's European business. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Oxford University and a Master of Economics degree from the University of London."