Miles Templeman

Miles Templeman

Chairman

Miles has had a highly distinguished career in the drinks and leisure industries, which culminated in his appointment as Director General of the Institute of Directors from 2004 to 2011. His previous appointments include Chairman of YO! Sushi, Ben Sherman and Eldridge Pope, Chief Executive of Bulmers, and Managing Director of the Whitbread Beer Company. He has also served as a non-executive Director of Royal Mail Plc and as an Industrial Partner to private equity firm CVC. An advocate of the power of brands, he has played a prominent role in the UK success of Levis, Boddingtons and Stella Artois. He is currently Chairman of Shepherd Neame, and a non-Executive Director of Melrose Plc, Aspria and the Rugby Football Union. An Economics graduate of the University of Cambridge, he is Executive in Residence at Manchester Business School, Head of Leadership at Jersey Business School, and an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University.