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Tim Parker

Chairman

London, UK

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Tim Parker’s Biography

Tim Parker is a successful British executive and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Samsonite International SA, Post Office Ltd and HM Courts & Tribunals Service.

In his capacity as Chairman, Tim directs the Boards of several companies, ensuring they function in the best interest of their firms and that operations are managed efficiently.

He is also an Advisor at CVC Capital Partners, an investment advisory and private equity business, and at Monarch Capital Partners, a large-scale retail investor based in Europe.

Tim has held top leadership positions at numerous established companies throughout his career. He previously served as CEO at prominent luggage manufacturer and retailer Samsonite, as well as The AA, Kwik Fit, Clarks and Kenwood.

Most recently, Tim completed seven years as Chairman of the National Trust. During his tenure, the charity’s membership grew from 4.2 million to nearly 6 million at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, committing over £900 million to conservation projects.

Tim has served in non-executive directorship roles on the Boards of Legal...
Tim Parker is a successful British executive and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Samsonite International SA, Post Office Ltd and HM Courts & Tribunals Service.

In his capacity as Chairman, Tim directs the Boards of several companies, ensuring they function in the best interest of their firms and that operations are managed efficiently.

He is also an Advisor at CVC Capital Partners, an investment advisory and private equity business, and at Monarch Capital Partners, a large-scale retail investor based in Europe.

Tim has held top leadership positions at numerous established companies throughout his career. He previously served as CEO at prominent luggage manufacturer and retailer Samsonite, as well as The AA, Kwik Fit, Clarks and Kenwood.

Most recently, Tim completed seven years as Chairman of the National Trust. During his tenure, the charity’s membership grew from 4.2 million to nearly 6 million at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, committing over £900 million to conservation projects.

Tim has served in non-executive directorship roles on the Boards of Legal & General, Compass Group and Alliance Boots. He was also a member of the Boards of the Audit Commission and the South West Regional Development Agency, as well as Chairman of Nine Entertainment Co and Transport for London.

Since 2009, he has owned and chaired British Pathé, a leading archive of newsreel footage that also includes culturally significant vintage documentaries and films.

Tim holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from the University of Oxford, and a Master’s in Business Studies from London Business School.
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Tim Parker’s Background

National Trust
Chairman
2014 - Oct 2021
London, UK
The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a charitable foundation for heritage preservation in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Samsonite International SA
Various Roles
Nov 2008 - Oct 2014
London, UK
Tim has served at Samsonite in various roles, including Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the group and as Non-Executive Chairman.
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Board Positions

Post Office
Non-Executive Chairman
Oct 2015 - Present
London, UK
Post Office Ltd is a retail corporation that offers a variety of products and services to the community, such as postage stamps and banking, through its national system of Post Office branches. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in the United Kingdom.
Samsonite International SA
Non-Executive Chairman
Mar 2011 - Present
London, UK
Samsonite International SA is one of the world's leading luggage manufacturers and retailers. Founded in 1910, the company has expanded into the luxury and casual bag industry.
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Previous Board Positions

Compass Group
Non-Executive Director
2009 - 2011
London, UK
The Compass Group is a British food service company contracted by various sectors to provide fresh, high quality and innovative dining solutions. The business operates across 45 countries, providing clients with the full benefits of an outsourced dining experience.
Nine Entertainment Co
Non-Executive Chairman
2008 - 2010
London, UK
Nine Entertainment Co is an Australian media company with broadcasting, print and radio interests.
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Investments

British Pathé
Owner & Chairman
2009 - Present
Tim was the leading investor in British Pathé from 2009 before becoming the organisation's Owner & Chairman. Pathé News created films and documentaries from 1910 to 1970 in the United Kingdom. Now known as British Pathé, the compilation of documentaries and movies is entirely digitised and available online.

Tim Parker’s Education

University of Oxford
M.A. in Philosophy, Politics & Economics
London Business School
Master's in Business Studies