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Paul Walsh


Chairman of Avanti Communications Group plc and Chime Communications Limited. Non-executive director of FedEx Corporation and RM2 International S.A. Advisor to TPG Capital LLP (TPG) and a nominee director of the various companies as required by TPG.

Former Chief Executive, Diageo plc, from September 2000 to June 2013 and now an advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive, having originally joined the Board in 1997. Formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Pillsbury Company, Chairman of Ontex Group N.V. and a director of GrandMet. Former non-executive director of HSBC Holdings plc, Simpsons Malt Limited, Unilever PLC, Centrica plc, United Spirits Limited and nominee director of Pace Holdings Corp. Former Business Ambassador on the UK Government’s Business Ambassador network and a Member of the Council of the Scotch Whisky Association.