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Robert Walker

Deputy Chairman & Senior Independent Director

Robert is currently Chairman of Busy Bees Holdings Ltd. He has an extensive track record of chair positions at large public companies, with recent appointments including Chairman of Ei Group, Travis Perkins, WHSmith, BCA Europe and Williams Lea.

Robert started his career at Procter & Gamble before moving to McKinsey & Company. He then went on to spend more than 22 years at PepsiCo, where he was President, responsible for the company’s businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, before moving to Severn Trent from 1999 to 2005 – holding the position of Group CEO from 2000 to 2005.

He has also held a number of non-executive director roles at a wide range of companies. These have included Wolseley, BAA, Tate & Lyle, Signet Group and Thomson Travel.