Sir John Sunderland
Sir John joined the Board as a non-executive Director in June 2005. He has extensive business and Board level experience having spent forty years with Cadbury Schweppes PLC, where he became Chief Executive in 1996 and Chairman in 2003. Sir John has significant experience as a director of UK listed companies, and has also held a number of similar positions in trade and professional bodies, including the Confederation of British Industry and the Chartered Management Institute.
Sir John is Chairman of Merlin Entertainments Limited since 2009; Adviser to CVC Capital Partners; Association Member of BUPA; Governor of Reading University Council; Chancellor of Aston University; and a non-executive Director of AFC Energy plc. He was Director of the Financial Reporting Council (2004-2011); Deputy President of the Chartered Management Institute until 2009 (President 2007-2008) and Deputy President of the CBI until 2008 (former member and President).
Sir John is Chairman of the Board Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Board Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee, the Board Conduct, Reputation and Operational Risk Committee, and the Board Enterprise Wide Risk Committee.