Peter J. Ventress
Appointed to the BBA Board in January 2016. Peter is Chairman of Galliford Try plc and a non-executive director of Softcat plc. He was formerly a non-executive director of Premier Farnell plc. From 2009 he spent six years as Chief Executive Officer of Berendsen plc. 
"Mr. Peter J. Ventress has been the Chief Executive Officer of Davis Service Group PLC since January 2010 and also serves as its Chairman of the Executive Board. Mr. Ventress served as the Chairman of Executive Board of Berendsen Plc and also served as its Chief Executive Officer from January 2010 to July 31, 2015 and Executive Director from January 2010 to July 31, 2015. He served as the President of Office Products Europe of Coastwide Laboratories, Inc. He served as the President at Corporate Express Canada, Inc. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Express NV. He served the Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Express B.V. since April 2007 and also served as its Chairman of Executive Board and President. He served as a Member of Executive Board at Corporate Express B.V. since 2007. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Office Products Europe and President of Office Products Europe of Corporate Express B.V. and also served as its Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2008. He served as the President of Corporate Express Europe of Corporate Express N.V. and Corporate Express B.V. from November 14, 2005 to 2007 and also served as its President of Corporate Express of Canada, Office Products since January 2003. He served as Regional President of Corporate Express Europe of Corporate Express US, Inc. since October 2005. He served as the President of Staples International, Inc. from July 2008 to August 31, 2009 and oversaw Staples' businesses in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. He served as the President of Staples Advantage Canada from 2002 to 2005 and Regional President of Corporate Express Europe from 2001 to 2002. He served as the President of Buhrmann France from 1999 to 2001. He served in a number of general management positions in the UK paper industry. He joined Buhrmann in 1999 as Director Générale of France of the former Paper Merchanting Division. He served as Regional Vice President of Office Products Europe Division since October 2001. He served as Managing Director of Guppy Paper Ltd. in the United Kingdom. He has spent his career in the aerospace sector across a wide spectrum of roles. He spent nine years with Gulfstream in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles. In 1995, he joined Bombardier Aerospace Corporation, where in 2001 he was promoted to President of Business Aircraft. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Jet Aviation, from 2007 to 2011. Since leaving Jet Aviation, he has created an aerospace advisory practice and is a Significant Investor in Axis Simulation Holdings, which produces advanced flight simulators for the commercial and business aircraft markets. He has made significant contributions in Office Products Europe and has considerable leadership experience to strong senior Canadian management team. He has broad international experience in the B2B environment. He has been Non-Executive Chairman at Galliford Try plc since November 11, 2016. He served as Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at Galliford Try plc from April 2015 to November 11, 2016 and has been its Director since April 30, 2015. Mr. Ventress has been an Independent Non-Executive Director at Softcat Plc since October 1, 2015 and BBA Aviation plc since January 1, 2016. He serves as a Director of Staples Solutions B.V. and Davis Service Group plc. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Premier Farnell plc from October 1, 2013 to October 13, 2016. He served as a Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director of Staples Australia Pty Limited from December 3, 2008 to September 2009. He also served as a Non-Executive Director of Corporate Express Australia Ltd. He is an Employee at Education as a Foundation Director of a multi-academy schools trust in Kent and as a School Governor in South London. Mr. Ventress holds an MA in Modern History and Modern Languages from Oxford University and an MBA from the Open University in the United Kingdom."