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David Kappler

speaker location icon London, UK

Chief Financial Officer, Cadbury plc (2000-04)

Chairman of Premier Foods (2004-10)

On the board of Intercontinental Hotels Group plc and Shire plc

David Kappler is one of Britain’s most experienced and high-profile business leaders.

He was the Chief Financial Officer at Cadbury plc (formerly, Cadbury Schweppes plc) from 2000 to 2004. He was a Group Finance Director from January 1995 to April 2004 and also served as the company’s Group Director.

He was the Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at HMV Group plc from 2002 to 2006, and more recently he served for six years as the Chairman of Premier Foods plc, Britain’s biggest food producer (2004-10).

He is currently the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at Intercontinental Hotels Group plc, and Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director at the pharmaceutical group Shire plc.

Our Comment

"David’s experience spans the highest level of business and a variety of sectors. He is ideally placed to comment on all aspects of corporate governance, and on the prospects for British business in the current economic climate."

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