Giles Clarke, Chairman

Giles Clarke began his career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston. In 1981 he bought from receivership the assets of what became Majestic Wine Warehouse, where as Chairman he built it into a UK national chain. He sold the UK plc business of Majestic Wine Warehouse for £15 million in 1989.

In 1990 he founded Pet City, where as CEO he built it into a chain of over 100 stores. After taking the business public in 1995, he sold the business for £150 million in 1996 to US based PetsMart. In 1998, he co-founded Safestore, building it into the UK's third largest self storage company, selling it to Bridgepoint Capital for £44million in August 2003.

He is currently Chairman Amerisur Resources plc, Ironveld plc and Kennedy Ventures plc. He is also President of the England and Wales Cricket Board and Chairman of the Finance & Commercial Committee of the International Cricket Council.