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James Blyth

Born: 8-May-1940

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Chairman of Diageo, 2000-08

Father: Daniel Blyth
Mother: Jane Power Carlton
Wife: Pamela Anne Campbell Dixon (m. 1967, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Abigail Blyth (b. 1977)
Son: (d.)

    High School: Spiers School
    University: BA History, University of Glasgow (1963)
    Administrator: Chairman, London Business School (1987-96)

    Greenhill & Co. Senior Advisor (2002-)
    Greenhill & Co. Vice Chairman (-2002)
    The Boots Company CEO (-1998)
    The Plessey Company Managing Director (1986-87)
    The Plessey Company Managing Director, Electronic Systems (1985-86)
    UK Official Chief of Defence Sales, Defence Ministry (1981-85)
    Lucas Aerospace GM (1977-81)
    Lucas Batteries GM (1974-77)
    Mars (1971-74)
    General Foods (1969-71)
    Mobil (1963-69)
    Member of the Board of Anixter (1995-)
    Member of the Board of British Aerospace (1990-94)
    Member of the Board of Cadbury Schweppes (1986-90)
    Member of the Board of Diageo (2000-)
    Member of the Board of Imperial Tobacco Group (1984-86)
    Member of the Board of NatWest (1998-2000)
    Member of the Board of The Boots Company (as Chairman, past)
    Royal Aeronautical Society Fellow (1994)
    Life Peerage Baron Blyth of Rowington (24-Jul-1995)
    Knight of the British Empire 1985

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