Gerry Murphy

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Gerry joined the Board as Chairman of Burberry "on 17 May 2018 and was appointed Chairman at the AGM on 12 July 2018. He has been Chairman of Tate & Lyle plc since 2017. From 2008 to 2019, Gerry undertook a number of roles at the principal European entity of The Blackstone Group, including serving as Chairman (2009-2019) and as a partner in the firm’s private equity investment unit (2008-2017). From 2003 to 2008, Gerry was CEO of Kingfisher plc. He was also previously CEO of Carlton Communications plc (now ITV) from 2000 to 2003, Exel plc from 1995 to 2000, Greencore Group plc from 1991 to 1995 and spent his earlier career with Grand Metropolitan plc (now Diageo plc). Gerry has served as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of British American Tobacco plc from 2009 to 2017, Merlin Entertainments plc from 2009 to 2015, Reckitt Benckiser plc from 2005 to 2008, Abbey National plc in 2004 and Novar plc from 1997 to 2003." [1]

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  1. Burberry Group plc Board, organizational web page, accessed April 3, 2020.