Roberto Quarta

Major Career Roles

  • Chair, WPP plc
  • Chair, Smith & Nephew plc
  • Partner and Chair, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe LLC
  • Chair and former CEO, BB Aviation plc
  • Chair, Rexel SA
  • Chair, IMI plc

Other Career Highlights

  • Director, SPIE SA
  • Independent Non-Executive Director, BAE Systems plc
  • Independent Director, Foster Wheeler AG
  • Chair, Italtel SpA
  • Chair, Azure Dynamics Corp.
  • Chair, Signature Aviation plc
  • Chair, Brake Bros plc
  • Director, Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC

Roberto Quarta has 30 years of international seniorleadership experience acquired from working as a Chair and CEO to CAC All-Tradeable, FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and SBF 120 companies. This has given him a vast wealth of multi-industry knowledge of private equity, media and entertainment, medical technology, defence, aerospace and security, distribution (electrical supplies), engineering and manufacturing.

Roberto is currently Chair of WPP plc. He is also Partner and Chair of the private-equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe LLC (CD&R).

He was previously Chair of Smith & Nephew plc, a FTSE 100 listed global medical devices company. He was also CEO and then Chair of BB Aviation plc, and Chair of Rexel SA and IMI plc.

Roberto has an in-depth understanding of differing global governance requirements, having served as a Director and Chair of several UK and international companies.

In addition to his Chair roles, Roberto was previously an Independent Non-Executive Director at BAE Systems plc, BTR plc, Equant NV, Foster Wheeler AG and PowerGen plc.