John Browett

Non-Executive Chair

John was appointed as Chair of the Institute of Directors in July 2024.

During his extensive executive career, working with both large and smaller companies, he was chief executive of Dunelm, Dixons and Monsoon Accessorize, and Senior Vice President of Retail at Apple and Group Operations Development Director at Tesco.

In addition to his role as Chair of the Institute, John is the Chair of Octopus Group and fraud prevention organisation Cifas, as well as Euroffice, Northern Business Plastics, Just Move In, Yoti and Wehkamp BV. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group.

John has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and an MBA degree from Wharton Business School (Palmer Scholar).

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