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David Gosnell OBE

Chairman

David Gosnell OBE
Position Chairman
Nationality British
Tenure Appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 March 2015, Chairman since 19 May 2021
Committees Chair of Nomination Committee

Key skills and experience

  • Strong and deep supply and procurement background in global multi-national companies
  • International and strategic mindset

External appointments

Was previously Chairman of Old Bushmills Distillery Company Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Brambles Ltd. David retired from Diageo plc in 2014 where he had most recently held the role of President of Global Supply and Procurement. 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. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET). He has completed Supply Chain Manufacturing – Drive Operational Excellence at INSEAD (Singapore).