Sir Anthony John Habgood (born 8 November 1946) is a British businessman. He has been chief executive of Bunzl and chairman of Whitbread, RELX Group and of the Court of the Bank of England. He has been described in the FT as "the City’s go-to grandee."
Sir Anthony Habgood
Anthony John Habgood
8 November 1946
|Residence||Chelsea and Norfolk|
|Alma mater||Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge|
Carnegie Mellon University
|Title||Chairman, RELX Group|
Chairman, Court of the Bank of England
Chairman, Preqin Holding Limited
|Board member of||RELX Group, Bank of England|
|Parent(s)||John Michael Habgood MC|
Margaret Diana Middleton, nee Dalby
Anthony John Habgood was born on 8 November 1946, the son of John Michael Habgood MC and his wife Margaret Diana Middleton, nee Dalby. He was educated at Gresham's School, Norfolk. He has a bachelor's degree from Cambridge University (Gonville and Caius College), and a master's degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
From 1991 to 2005, Habgood was chief executive, then chairman of Bunzl, growing turnover from continuing operations from £500 million to £2.9 billion, and improving profits by a factor of 34, and "is widely credited with transforming Bunzl".
Habgood was chairman of Whitbread plc from 2005 to 2014  and of Mölnlycke Health Care from 2006 to 2007 while it was owned by the private equity house APAX Partners. He has been chairman of RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier), a multinational information and analytics company, since June 2009. He has been chairman of Preqin Holding Limited since November 2011. 
He was senior non-executive director of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2006 until March 2013, and was chair of Norwich Research Park between March 2013 and March 2016.
In March 2014, Habgood was appointed chairman of the Court of the Bank of England.
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