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Doug Gurr – Chairman, British Heart Foundation

Doug Gurr
Chairman, British Heart Foundation

Doug is Country Manager of Amazon UK. He joined Amazon in December 2011 and was President of Amazon China from 2014 to 2016.

His previous roles included teaching mathematics and computing at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, followed by 3 years working for the UK Government, 6 years with consultancy firm McKinsey ending as partner, growing (as founder and CEO) an internet start-up from nothing to $250m in 5 years leading it a successful IPO and eventual Trade Sale, and finally 5 years on the Board of Asda-Walmart.

Outside work, Doug is Chairman of the British Heart Foundation, a Trustee of the Landmark Trust, Member of the Digital Economy Council, Non-Executive Director for Land Registry, sits on the Retail Sector Council.

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