Corporate Relations Director, Diageo
Dan was appointed Global Corporate Relations Director and a member of the Diageo Executive Management Team in June 2017. Dan is responsible for managing Diageo’s reputation and positive impact on society, leading the government, communications and society teams across the 180 countries where we make and sell our brands.
Dan is also a board member of IARD, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which brings together the largest global alcohol companies to tackle misuse. Dan is the Grantee of the Royal Warrant of Appointment to HM The Queen held by Johnnie Walker and a Council Member of the Scotch Whisky Association.
Prior to joining Diageo, Dan held a variety of roles in Corporate Relations at Standard Chartered in London, Mumbai and Johannesburg. Dan moved to the private sector after eight years in the UK Treasury, latterly as Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary and a spell with the Foreign Office in the UK Representation to the European Union in Brussels. Dan has also worked for a trade union, environment and development NGOs and the United Nations Association.
Dan was born and raised in the North of England and holds a degree in philosophy and politics and a M.Phil in International Relations, researching peacebuilding in Asia and Africa, both from the University of Oxford.