Alan Parker (CBE)

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Alan Parker is the non-executive chairman of Mothercare plc.


Parker has worked in Brussels and Frankfurt as the managing director of Europe, Middle East and Asia of Holiday Inn; he joined Whitbread plc in 1992 and was appointed CEO in 2004 before retiring in November 2010.

He was appointed non-executive chairman of Mothercare plc in August 2011, executive chairman in November 2011, before reverting back to his previous role in May 2012.[1]

Letter to the Telegraph

On 1 April 2015 Parker was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Mothercare Management board, accessed 8 April 2015.
  2. Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 8 April 2015.