David Gosnell OBE
Independent Non-Executive Director
||Independent Non-Executive Director1
||Appointed 2 March 20152
||Chair of Nomination Committee
Chair of Remuneration Committee
Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Key skills and experience
- Strong and deep supply and procurement background in global multi-national companies
- International and strategic mindset
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.
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).
1David Gosnell will succeed Mike Clasper as Chairman of the Board in May 2021.
2Date of appointment to Coats Group plc.