Christopher joined the Board of International Personal Finance plc in 2007 at the time of the demerger from Provident Financial plc, serving as Executive Chairman until October 2008 when the chairmanship became a non-executive role.
Qualifications: graduated in Economics and Economic History and has an MBA.
Other appointments: Chairman of VisitBritain, Almeida Theatre Company Limited and The Windsor Leadership Trust, a non-executive director of Ladbrokes plc and an advisor to Monitise plc; he is on the Council, and a Trustee of the National Trust and is an executive committee member of the World Tourism and Travel Council.
Previous appointments: Chief Executive of Thomas Cook, Chief Executive of Bradford and Bingley, board member of the Financial Services Authority, President and Chief Executive of Visa International and Joint Deputy Chairman of Provident Financial plc.
Nomination committee [Chairman]