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Biography PhotoJames Lawrence
Non-Executive Director

First appointed:
September 2010. Re-elected June 2016

Key areas of experience:
finance, consumer, airline sector.

Current external appointments:
Chairman, Great North Star LLC. Non-Executive Director, Smurfit Kappa Group. Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee, Avnet Inc., Non-Executive Director of AerCap Holdings N.V..

Previous relevant experience:
Chairman, Rothschild North America 2012-2015. CEO, Rothschild North America and Co-Head of Global Investment Banking 2010-2012. Non-Executive Director, British Airways 2006-2011. Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Unilever 2007-2010. Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Head of International, General Mills 1998-2007. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Northwest Airlines 1996-1998. Executive Vice President and other executive positions, Pepsi-Cola 1992-1996. Chairman and Co-Founder, LEK Consulting 1983-1992. Partner, Bain & Company 1977-1983.