John Allan, CBE confirmed as opening keynote speaker for 2019 Annual Conference

We are delighted to confirm that our opening keynote speaker for the 2019 IR Society Annual Conference will be John Allan, CBE.

John is Chairman of Tesco plc, Barratt Developments plc and President of the CBI.   He is also Chairman and Co-Founder of J&A Mentoring Partners Ltd.

Previously, amongst other senior roles, he was Chairman of London First and a non-executive director at Worldpay, where he was formerly Chairman.  He was Chairman of Dixons Retail and later Co-Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Dixons Carphone.  He was Chief Financial Officer and a Board Member of Deutsche Post DHL, and Chief Executive of Exel, the global supply chain company. He was also previously Chairman of Care UK Health & Social Care. He has been a non-executive director at Royal Mail, PHS Group, the Home Office Supervisory Board, National Grid, Wolseley, Hamleys, 3i and Connell.

His early career was spent with Lever Brothers, Bristol-Myers Company and Fine Fare. John is a graduate and now a Regent of the University of Edinburgh.

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Published 10 January, 2019

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