Henry Staunton - Chairman Advisory Board from June 2015

Economics & Statistics 1970

Henry attended Ipswich School from 1961 to 1967 where he now serves as Chairman of the Governing Board. He attended Exeter University between 1967 and 1970 and he is Chairman of the Business School Advisory Board.

Henry is currently Chairman of the Phoenix Group, WH Smith and Bright House. He is also a non-executive director of Capital and Counties. He was previously Chairman of Ashtead Group and Vice-Chairman of Legal & General.

Henry was Finance Director at ITV plc between 2003 and 2006, Finance Director at Granada Media plc from 2000 to 2003, and Finance Director at Granada Group plc from 1993 to 2000. He was at Price Waterhouse from 1970 to 1993 where he was admitted to Partnership after 11 years.

Henry is married with two children. His wife, Karen, and his son James were also at Exeter.

Henry is still as keen a sportsman as when at Exeter – just less quick! He is a tennis player and enthusiastic, but poor golfer, opera and theatre-goer, and he has a second home on the Fowey River in Cornwall.