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David Tyler

Major Career Roles:

  • Chair of J.Sainsbury plc
  • Chair of Domestic & General Group Ltd
  • Chair of Hammerson plc
  • Chair of Logica plc
  • Chair of PZ Cussons plc (from March 2023)
  • CFO of GUS plc
  • CFO of Christie’s International plc and CEO of Christie’s Inc (America


Other Career Highlights: 

  • Chair of 3i Quoted Private Equity plc
  • Chair of The White Company Ltd
  • Chair of JoJo Maman Bebe Ltd
  • Chair of Hampstead Theatre Ltd
  • Chair of the Parker Review
  • NED of Burberry plc
  • NED of Experian plc
  • NED of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
  • NED of Rubix Ltd
  • NED of Lewis Group (South Africa) Ltd
  • Director of Finance of NatWest Investment Bank Ltd


David Tyler has extensive experience as Chair at a number of the UK’s largest and most well-known companies across the consumer, retail, business services and financial services sectors.


David is Chair of PZ Cussons plc, Domestic & General Group Ltd, JoJo Maman Bebe Ltd and Imagr Ltd. He also chairs the Parker Review on ethnic diversity in UK businesses.


In the past, he has chaired J.Sainsbury plc, Logica plc, Hammerson plc, The White Company Ltd and other businesses.


David learned his trade at Unilever for 11 years, after which he joined NatWest Investment Bank where he was Director of Finance. Following this, he was CFO of Christie’s, the leading art auctioneer, and the Chief Executive of its American business.


Thereafter he was the CFO of GUS plc, a conglomerate which owned Experian, Burberry, Argos and other companies. He took financial and strategic responsibility for the Group through its major transformation over his decade there which culminated in the demerger of the Group into focused businesses.