Keith Hamill - Independent Non Executive Director
Mr. Keith Hamill has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Samsonite International S.A. since June 2014, before which he served as a Non-Executive Director from May 2011 until June 2014. He has served as a non-executive director of the consolidated group from October 2009 until May 2011. Mr. Hamill is currently the chairman of Horsforth Holdings Ltd., a privately held investment holding company for a number of leisure businesses, and an independent non-executive director of easyJet plc (since 2009), which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. Hamill's prior experience includes being chairman of inter-dealer broker Tullett Prebon plc (2006 to 2013), stockbroker Collins Stewart plc (2000 to 2006) and software developer Alterian plc (2000 to 2011), and an independent non-executive director of the distribution group Electrocopments plc (1999 to 2008) and of Max Property Group plc (2010 to 2014), all of which are or were listed on the London Stock Exchange. He was also an independent non-executive director of NASDAQ listed publisher and printer Cadmus Communications Inc. (2002 to 2007). Mr. Hamill has also chaired the board of a number of UK privately owned companies which included Endell Group Holdings Limited (parent company of Travelodge Hotels Limited) (2003 to 2012), insurance broker Heath Lambert Limited (2009 to 2011), HGL Holdings Limited (2005 to 2011) and construction business Avant Homes Limited (2013 to 2014). He was chief financial officer of hotel group Forte plc (1993 to 1996), retailer WH Smith plc (1996 to 2000) and United Distillers International Limited (1990 to 1993), and director of financial control at Guinness plc (1988 to 1991). Mr. Hamill was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (1986 to 1988). He was also chairman of the board of the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Mr. Hamill holds a BA in Politics (1974) and an Honorary Doctorate in Law from the University of Nottingham and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales.