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Anthony Habgood - Chairman of Court

Anthony HabgoodAnthony Habgood has been Chair of Court at the Bank of England since 2014. He has also been Chairman of RELX Group plc since 2009 and Chairman of Preqin Ltd since 2011. Anthony was formerly Chairman of Norwich Research Partners LLP from 2013 to 2016, Whitbread plc from 2005 to 2014, Mölnlycke Health Care Ltd from 2006 to 2007 and of Bunzl plc from 1996 to 2009.
Anthony graduated in economics from Cambridge University and has an MS in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He joined Boston Consulting Group in 1970 and became a director in 1977. Having worked in Boston, Tokyo, Munich and London, he became Managing Partner of BCG Ltd in London and a member of the executive committee of BCG Inc from 1981 to 1986. He joined Total Group plc in 1986, and became Chief Executive in 1991. He was also Chief Executive of Bunzl plc from 1991 to 1996, and subsequently became Chairman.

Anthony has previously held non-executive directorships at Geest plc, NatWest Bank plc, Powergen plc, Marks and Spencer plc, SVG Capital plc and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Foundation Trust. In 2006 he was the winner of the Daily Telegraph Award for a Decade of Business Excellence at the National Business Awards. He is also a visiting fellow at Oxford University.

​Chairman of:

​Term of

​1 July 2014 - 30 June 2018



Treasury Select Committee documentation from Anthony Habgood


Published at the TSC hearing on Anthony Habgood's appointment as Chairman of Court
Published at the TSC hearing on Anthony Habgood's appointment as Chairman of Court

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