Independent Non-Executive Director
Rupert was appointed Non-Executive Director of the company in June 2014. He is Chairman of the board of trustees of Historic Royal Palaces and also chairs the honours committee for arts and media. Rupert has a range of other board positions, at both Chairman and Director level in a variety of businesses, with a strong consumer bias. Most recently he was Chief Executive Officer of Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group between 2005 and 2014. He was previously at the BBC where he was Chairman and Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide and also at BT where he was Managing Director of the consumer division, prior to which he was at the Dixons Stores Group latterly as Deputy Managing Director.