Our Chair, Tim Parker

Tim Parker, Chair of the National Trust

Tim Parker, Chair of the National Trust

Tim Parker became Chair of the National Trust in November 2014. Tim has enjoyed a long business career as CEO of several well-known companies. After a spell in the Treasury as an economist, he studied at the London Business School, and soon after was appointed as general manager of a subsidiary of Thorn EMI based in Chicago.
 
In 1989 Tim led the management buy-out of Kenwood, the kitchen appliances company. Subsequently Tim has been CEO of Clarks, the shoe company, Kwik-Fit, the AA and Samsonite. Tim remains Chairman of Samsonite. He is also Chair of the Post Office, Chair of the Board of HM Courts & Tribunals Service and a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Music. 
 
Tim has been Chair of Channel Nine TV in Australia and the Autobar Group, Europe’s largest vending company. He has also served as a non-executive director on the Boards of Legal & General, Alliance Boots and Compass Group. He is also a director and owner of the British Pathé film archive.