Anthony Habgood

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Anthony Habgood
BornAnthony John Habgood
(1946-11-08) 8 November 1946 (age 67)
ResidenceChelsea, London and Norfolk
NationalityBritish
EducationGresham's School
Alma materGonville and Caius College, Cambridge and Carnegie Mellon University
OccupationBusinessman
Years active1977–present
TitleChairman of Reed Elsevier and Whitbread
Term2005/2010–present
SuccessorIncumbent
Board member of
Reed Elsevier, Whitbread
Children3
 
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Anthony Habgood
BornAnthony John Habgood
(1946-11-08) 8 November 1946 (age 67)
ResidenceChelsea, London and Norfolk
NationalityBritish
EducationGresham's School
Alma materGonville and Caius College, Cambridge and Carnegie Mellon University
OccupationBusinessman
Years active1977–present
TitleChairman of Reed Elsevier and Whitbread
Term2005/2010–present
SuccessorIncumbent
Board member of
Reed Elsevier, Whitbread
Children3

Anthony John Habgood (born 8 November 1946)[1] is a British businessman, currently Chairman of Reed Elsevier, an Anglo-Dutch multinational publisher and information provider operating in the science, medical, legal, risk and business sectors, and Chairman of Whitbread, a British multinational hotel, coffee shop and restaurant company.[2]

Early life[edit]

Habgood was educated at Gresham's School, Norfolk.[3] He has a degree in economics from Cambridge University (Gonville and Caius College), and an MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Career[edit]

He joined Boston Consulting Group in 1970 and became a Director in 1977.[4]

From 1991 to 2005, Habgood was Chief Executive, then Chairman of Bunzl, growing turnover from continuing operations from £500 million to £2.9 billion, and improving profits by a factor of 34, and "is widely credited with transforming Bunzl".[5]

Habgood has been Chairman of Preqin Holding Limited since November 2011.[6]

Habgood has been Chairman of Reed Elsevier since September 2010.[7]

Habgood has been Chairman of Whitbread plc since 1 August 2005.[8]

He was Senior Non-executive Director of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2006 until March 2013, when he became chair of Norwich Research Park.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Habgood is married with three children, and splits his time between Chelsea and Norfolk.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agenda Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders 2009". Reed Elsevier NV. 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Whitbread harbours eastern ambitions". Financial Times. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Interview: A cool customer with a track record of giving a warm feeling to shareholders". The Independent. 30 April 2005. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Anthony Habgood profile". Oxford University. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Interview with Anthony Habgood". Journal of Strategy and Management. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Anthony Habgood to Chair Preqin". peHUB. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "View from the Top: Anthony Habgood, Chairman, Reed Elsevier". Financial Times. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Executive Profile: Anthony J. Habgood". Business Week. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/people-skills-training/2013/130306-pr-ftse-100-chair-appointed-to-nrp.aspx
  10. ^ "The Interview: A cool customer with a track record of giving a warm feeling to shareholders". The Independent. 30 April 2005. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 

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