Niall William Arthur FITZGERALD

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1945-09-13
Education St Munchins Coll Limerick, UCD (MCom)
Publications N/A
Recreations opera and jazz, Irish rugby, supporting Manchester United, running (slowly), playing golf (poorly), creating an exotic garden in Sussex, observing humanity
Clubs RAC, Groucho
Style Niall FitzGerald, KBE
Career Unilever: joined Unilever Ireland as accountant 1967, various positions with subsids Paul & Vincent, Lever Bros Ireland and W & C McDonnell, Unilever Head Office London 1972-76 (PA to fin dir 1974-76), overseas commercial offr 1976-78, commercial offr N American ops 1978-80, finance dir Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd 1980-82, md Van den Bergh & Jurgens (Pty) Ltd South Africa 1982-85, gp treas London 1985-86, finance dir 1986-89, main bd dir Unilever plc and Unilever NV 1987-2004, edible fats and dairy co-ordinator 1989-90, detergents co-ordinator 1991-95, vice-chm Unilever plc 1994-95, exec chm Unilever plc 1996-2004, vice-chm Unilever NV 1996-2004; non-exec chm Reuters plc 2004-08 (non-exec dir 2003-08), dep chm Thomson Reuters 2008-11; chm Hakluyt & Co Ltd 2008-13 (chm Int Advsy Bd 2013-); non-exec dir: Bank of Ireland 1990-99, Prudential Corporation 1992-99, Merck 2000-03, Ericsson 2000-02; sr advsr Allen & Co; former memb Advsy Bd Spencer Stuart; former chm Europe Ctee CBI, co-chm Conference Bd (US) 2003-05, co-chm Transatlantic Business Dialogue 2004-05; former memb: Kok Cmmn on the Lisbon Agenda, Accounting Standards Review Ctee, US Business Cncl, Int Policy Cncl for Agriculture and Trade, Int Business Cncl (chm 2006-08), Fndn Bd World Economic Forum; former memb advsy bodies incl: Pres of S Africa's Int Investment Advsy Cncl, Advsy Bd Tsinghua Univ; chm of tstees Br Museum 2006-13, chm Nelson Mandela Legacy Tst (UK) 2005-08, co-chair Investment Climate Facility for Africa 2005-10, tstee Leverhulme Tst (chm 2013-), chm Munster Rugby Bd 2013-, chm Brand Learning 2013-; pres Advertising Assoc 2000-05; FCT 1986 (former memb Cncl), FRSA
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Food and drink etiquette

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