NIALL FITZGERALD, KBE.
Mr FitzGerald is Chairman of Hakluyt & Co's International Advisory Board and also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the British Museum. He has been appointed Chairman of the Munster Rugby Commercial Board, the Leverhulme Trust and Brand Learning, and is a Senior Advisor to Allen & Co. He has also served as Chairman& CEO of Unilever plc and also Deputy Chairman of Thomson Reuters. Previous roles include NED of Merck, L M Ericsson, The Bank of Ireland and Prudential Corp.
Mr Cescau was Group Chief Executive of Unilever from 2005 to 2009, Patrick has also been the Chairman of Unilever PLC and Deputy Chairman of Unilever NV. Prior to being appointed to the Board of Unilever in 1999 as Financial Director, he was Chairman of a number of the company's major operating companies and divisions, including those in the USA, Indonesia and Portugal. He was formerly a Senior independent Director and Non-Executive Director of Pearson plc and Tesco plc. He is currently Chairman of InterContinental Hotels Group plc and a Non-Executive Director at International Airlines Group plc. He is a trustee of the Leverhulme Trust and member of the Temasek European Advisory Panel.
Mr Polman is former CEO of Unilever, Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and serves on the Board of the UN Global Compact. He is also a member of the B-team and the European Resource Efficiency Platform. At the invitation of the UN Secretary-General, Mr Polman served on the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and has played a key role in helping to shape the Global Goals for Sustainable Development on behalf of business. He is also a non-executive director of the Dow Chemical Company.
Mr Jope was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Unilever in January 2019. As CEO Alan is responsible for leading one of the world’s largest and most geographically diverse consumer goods businesses. He joined Unilever in the UK in 1985, subsequently working in North America for 14 years and in Asia for 13 years. Before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Alan served as President of Unilever’s Personal Care business from 2014 and continued as President when the name of the division changed in 2018 to Beauty and Personal Care. Alan holds a Bachelor of Commerce with honours from Edinburgh University, Scotland. He also graduated from Harvard Business School's General Management Program in 2001. Alan is married and has three adult children.