John Oliver was appointed a non-executive Director of the Company in October 2009 and has been Chairman of the Board since 2011.
Board Committees: Capital Expenditure, Nomination, Remuneration
Experience: John is a former TPG partner and led TPG’s European Operating Group until December 2013. Prior to joining TPG in 2006, John spent 15 years with General Electric. His roles at GE included CEO of GE Equipment Services Europe, a diverse portfolio of businesses operating in 20 countries, and CEO of GE IT Solutions Europe, an IT infrastructure and services provider, which was turned around and sold under his leadership. Prior to this, he held various roles at GE Medical Systems including GM EMEA Services, VP Global Radiation Therapy and VP Global Vascular Systems. He started his career in 1981 with Schlumberger oilfield services, holding various technical and country general management roles in Africa and Asia-Pacific, then worked for Boston Consulting Group before joining GE.
Other roles: Senior Advisor to TPG.
Qualifications: John graduated with a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College in 1981, and with an MBA from INSEAD in 1987.