Tim Parker - Non Executive Director
Mr. Timothy Charles Parker has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since Samsonite International S.A. (the "Company") was incorporated in March 2011. As Chairman, he is responsible for leading the Board and ensuring that the Board functions effectively and acts in the best interests of the Company. He served as non-executive chairman of the consolidated group from November 2008 until January 2009, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the consolidated group from January 2009 through September 2014, and as non-executive chairman since October 1, 2014. Mr. Parker has a long history of managing large businesses. Prior to joining the Company, he was chief executive of: The Automobile Association (2004 to 2007), the car-repair firm Kwik-Fit (2002 to 2004), Clarks, the shoemaker (1997 to 2002) and Kenwood Appliances (1989 to 1995). Mr. Parker is currently a director of Archive Investments and is a member of the U.K. Advisory Board of CVC Capital Partners. Since November 2014, Mr. Parker has been Chairman of the National Trust, a U.K. charitable organization. Mr. Parker was appointed Chairman of Post Office Limited effective October 1, 2015. He has previously held non-executive directorships with Alliance Boots, Compass and Legal and General. Mr. Parker has also previously advised ministers and senior civil servants on nationalized industry policy in his capacity as an economist at the British Treasury (1977 to 1979). Mr. Parker holds a MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, Oxford, the United Kingdom (1977) and a Master's in Business Studies from London Graduate School of Business Studies, London, the United Kingdom (1981).