Governance & Citizenship

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Paul S. Walsh

Paul S. Walsh, Chairman
Compass Group PLC

Committees:
Chair of Compensation

Mr. Walsh is Chairman of the Board of Compass Group PLC, a food service and support services company, a position he has held since February 2014. He also is Chairman of the Board of Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading satellite operator providing high-speed internet and data services, a position he has held since November 2013. Mr. Walsh serves as an advisor for L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm, and TPG Capital LLP, a private investment firm. Mr. Walsh served as Chief Executive Officer of Diageo plc, a beverage company, from 2000 to June 2013 and then served as an advisor to the company from July 2013 through 2014. Mr. Walsh also is a director of Chime Communications Limited, where he serves as Chairman of the Board, RM2 International S.A. and TPG Pace Holdings Corp. He has been a member of the U.K. Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group since July 2015 and has been a Business Ambassador on the U.K. government’s Business Ambassador Network since his appointment in August 2012. Mr. Walsh was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pillsbury Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Diageo plc, from 1996 to 2000, and Chief Executive Officer of The Pillsbury Company from 1992 to 1996. He was previously a director of Centrica plc, Diageo plc, HSBC Holdings plc, Ontex Group NV, Pace Holdings Corp. and Unilever PLC.

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