People: Intertek Group PLC (ITRK.L)
Mr. David E. Reid is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Intertek Group Plc. He is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Reed Elsevier PLC. He will retire from his role at Tesco in November 2011. He was formerly Chairman of Kwik-Fit Group Ltd, Non-Executive Director at Greenalls Group plc (now De Vere Group), Legal & General Group Plc and Westbury plc. He started his career as an accountant, joining KPMG as an auditor in 1970. He held senior roles in auditing, financial analysis and was divisional chief accountant at Philips Electronics from 1973 until 1979. He joined British American Tobacco as Group Financial Controller of its retail division and later was Finance Director of International Stores Ltd. He joined the Board of Tesco Plc in 1985 and was Finance Director from 1985 to 1997, when he led finance, distribution and IT. From 1996 to 2003 he was Executive Deputy Chairman responsible for international operations, business development and strategic planning, the start up and development of the Group's business in Central Europe, lreland and Asia. After the end of a career as a Tesco executive, he became Chairman in March 2004. He has held a number of charitable and public roles including the Presidency of the Institute of Grocery Distribution and of the Royal Highland Show. He is currently Chairman of the Whizz-Kidz charity, a strategic adviser to Restless Development (previously Students Partnership Worldwide), a member of the Africa Progress Panel and of the FTSE 100 Mentoring Panel for women. He is Chairman of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council and in November 2010 was appointed one of Prime Minister David Cameron's Business Ambassadors. He is a Scottish Chartered Accountant and holds honorary degrees at Aberdeen and Robert Gordon Universities. He holds honorary degrees at Aberdeen and Robert Gordon Universities.
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