Geoff was appointed Non-Executive Director in July 2015. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Ferguson plc, the specialist trade distributor of plumbing and heating products to professional contractors and DS Smith Plc, a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services worldwide. Geoff was the Chief Executive Officer of Ashtead Group Plc, the FTSE100 international equipment rental company, for twelve years until the end of April 2019. He has also previously served as an Executive Director of The Laird Group plc, where he was responsible for its Building Products division. Prior to joining The Laird Group, he held a number of senior management positions at Black & Decker.