BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, London; MBA, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. 1978-82, Client Manager, McKinsey & Company, Amsterdam. With Courtaulds Textiles: 1982, Managing Director, GDL, Dutch retail chain; 1996-2000, Chief Executive Officer; 2000, founding Chief Executive Officer, WorldWide Retail Exchange, an internet-based business-to-business exchange. With JLL: responsible for guiding strategic direction and growth; Chair, Global Executive Board. Member: Chicago Club. Member of the Board, Executives' Club, Chicago.