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Biography PhotoPatrick Cescau
Senior Independent Director

First appointed:
September 2010. Re-elected June 2018

Key areas of experience:
consumer, finance, sales/marketing, governance.

Current external appointments:
Chairman, InterContinental Hotel Group. Trustee, LeverHulme Trust. Member, Temasek European Advisory Panel. Patron, St Jude India Children’s Charity.

Previous relevant experience:
Senior Independent and Director, Tesco 2009-2015. Director, INSEAD 2009-2013. Senior Independent Director, Pearson 2002-2012. Group Chief Executive, Unilever 2005-2008. Chairman, Unilever UK. Deputy Chairman, Unilever The Netherlands, Food Director. Prior to being appointed to the Board of Unilever in 1999 as Group Finance Director, he was Chairman of a number of the company’s major operating companies and divisions including the USA.