Allen Sheppard

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Allen John George Sheppard, Baron Sheppard of Didgemere KCVO (born 25 December 1932) is an industrialist. [1]

"Allen Sheppard, a chartered management accountant, worked for 18 years in the motor industry in Britain and Germany (Ford, Rootes/Chrysler and British Leyland). He joined Grand Metropolitan (which has since merged with Guinness plc to form Diageo plc) as a board member in 1975, serving as Group Chief Executive from 1986 to 1993 and Group Chairman from 1987 to 1996. He was Chairman of McBride plc and is currently Chairman of OneClickHR and the Unipart Group of Companies. He is a Chanceller of Middlesex University, a Honorary Fellow and Governor of the LSE, a member of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee and President of London First. In 1993 he was awarded the annual gold medal from the British Institute of Management."[1]

"Career with Ford UK and Ford of Europe 1958-68, dir Rootes Gp 1968-71, dir British Leyland 1971-75; Grand Metropolitan plc: joined as chief exec subsid Watney Mann & Truman Brewers, gp md 1982, chief exec 1986-93, chm 1987-96; non-exec chm: UBM plc 1983-85 (non-exec dir 1981-83), Mallinson-Denny Gp Ltd 1985-87, Gp Tst plc 1994-2001, McBride plc 1995-2007, BrightReasons Gp plc 1995-96 (non-exec dir 1994-95), Unipart Gp of Cos 1996-, GB Railways plc 1996-2004; non-exec dep chm Meyer Int plc 1992-94 (non-exec dir 1989-92); non-exec dir: Rexam plc (formerly Bowater plc) 1994-95, High Point Rendel 1997-2003, Gladstone plc 1999-2001, Nyne Ltd 1999-2007, OneClick HR plc 1999-2010, Transware plc 2001-03; chm Namibian Resources plc 2004-; pt/t memb British Railways Bd 1985-90; memb Nat Trg Task Force 1989-92 (concurrently chm Sub-Gp on Investors in People); vice-pres: Business in the Community (chm 1994-97), Int Business Ldrs Forum 1990-95; chm: Prince's Youth Business Trust 1990-94, Advsy Bd Br-American C of C 1991-94, London First 1992-, Admin Cncl Prince's Tst 1995-98; co-chm London Pride Partnership 1994-98, tstee English Nat Stadium Tst 1996-98, dir London Waste Action Ltd 1997-98, dir London Devpt Partnership; vice-pres: Brewers Soc 1987-, United Response, Blue Cross; memb: Cons Pty Bd of Mgmnt 1992-98, Exec Ctee Animal Health Tst; govr LSE; chllr Middlesex Univ 2000-; hon fell: London Business Sch 1993, LSE 2001; Gold Medal Inst of Mgmnt 1993, Int Hall of Fame Award Mktg Soc 1994; Hon Dr: Int Mgmnt Centre 1989, Brunel Univ 1994, South Bank Univ 1994, Univ of East London 1997, Univ of Westminster 1998, Middlesex Univ 1999; FCMA, FCIS, CIMgt, FRSA, FCIM, Hon FCGI 1993" [2]


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  1. Namibian Resources plc Board, organizational web page, accessed December 16, 2013.