David Bryan LEES

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1936-11-23
Education Charterhouse
Books & Publications
Recreations golf, music
Clubs MCC, Carlton
Style Sir David Lees, DL
Career Nat Serv 2 Lt RA 1955-57; articled clerk with Binder Hamlyn & Co (chartered accountants) 1957-62, sr audit clerk 1962-63, chief accountant Handley Page Ltd 1964-68, fin dir Handley Page Aircraft Ltd 1969; GKN Sankey Ltd: chief accountant 1970-72, dep controller 1972-73, dir sec and controller 1973-76; GKN plc: gp fin exec 1976-77, gen mangr (fin) 1977-82, main bd dir 1982-2004, fin dir 1982-87, gp md 1987-88, chm and chief exec 1988-96, non-exec chm 1997-2004; non-exec chm: Courtaulds plc 1996-98 (non-exec dir 1991-98), Tate & Lyle plc 1998-; non-exec dep chm: Brambles Industries Ltd plc 2001-07, QinetiQ Gp plc 2005-; non-exec dir Bank of England 1991-99 (chm of the Court 2009-); dir Royal Opera House 1998-2008, dir Opus Arte Inc 2007-; memb Panel on Takeovers and Mergers 2001-; cmmr Audit Cmmn 1983-90; Engrg Employers' Fedn: memb Commercial and Economic Ctee 1985-87, ex-officio memb Mgmnt Bd and Gen Cncl 1987-, memb Policy Ctee 1988-94, vice-pres 1988, sr dep pres 1989, pres 1990-92; CBI: chm Econ and Financial Policy Ctee (now Economic Affrs Ctee) 1988-94, memb President's Ctee 1988-96; pres Soc of Business Economists 1994-99; memb: Listed Companies Advsy Ctee 1990-98, Midlands Industrial Cncl 1988-95, Euro Round Table 1995-2001, Nat Defence Industries Cncl 1995-2004; tstee Ironbridge Gorge Museum Devpt Tst 1989-2000; govr Shrewsbury Sch 1986-2007 (chm 2004-07); govr Suttons Hosp Charterhouse 1995-2005, govr Royal Ballet Sch 2008-; hon fell Univ of Wolverhampton (formerly Wolverhampton Poly) 1990, Award for Outstanding Achievement ICAEW 1999; awarded Offr's Cross of the Order of Merit FRG 1996; FCA, FRSA 1988
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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