Appointed as an independent non-executive director at St James's Place Group in May 2005 and is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees. He is Chief Executive of Simon Gulliford Ltd, an independent marketing consultancy, prior to which he was Group Marketing Director of Barclays plc. Other directorships include William Jackson & Sons Ltd and Archant Newspapers. Formerly he was also Marketing Development Director of EMAP plc and Marketing Director of Sears plc. He is a Council member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain and a Fellow of the Marketing Society.