Board director since 28 July 2014
Sir Crispin was the Chief Executive of Reed Elsevier plc from 1999 to 2009. He was previously Chief Executive of Aegis Group plc and the Group Managing Director of Guinness Group plc (now Diageo plc).
Sir Crispin began his executive career with Procter & Gamble, where he held a variety of senior management roles including as president of the company’s North American Food Business. In his non-executive career, Sir Crispin was the Chairman of StarBev Consumer Industries B.V. from 2009 to 2012 and was a Non-Executive Director on the board of GlaxoSmithKline plc from 2003 to 2013, where he chaired the Remuneration Committee.
Currently an advisor to CVC Capital Partners, Sir Crispin was knighted in 2004 for services to publishing and information.
Sir Crispin has a degree in Modern History from Oxford University.