Alan Parker CBE
"Alan Parker was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Mothercare plc on 15 August 2011. In November 2011, on the departure of the Chief Executive, Alan became Executive Chairman and led a strategic and structural review of the Company. In May 2012 he stepped back to Non Executive Chairman on the appointment of Simon Calver as Chief Executive.
"Having served as a Non Executive Director on the Board of Darty plc (formerly Kesa Electricals plc) since October 2010, Alan was appointed Non-executive Chairman on 9th August 2012. Alan is also Non Executive Director of Burger King Worldwide Inc., President of the British Hospitality Association and Chairman of the Governors at West Buckland School.
"Alan was Chief Executive Officer of Whitbread plc from 2004 and retired from this position in November 2010. During his tenure as CEO he led a substantial increase in shareholder value and created the UK's largest hospitality company expanding Premier Inn's in the UK and developing the global Costa coffee brand. Prior to joining Whitbread in 1992, Alan was based in Brussels and Frankfurt as Holiday Inn EMEA Managing Director." 
- Chairman, Mothercare
Resources and articles
- Mothercare Board, organizational web page, accessed April 15, 2013.