Kerr is currently a Non-Executive Director of the brewing company, Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC, where he is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Havelock Europa PLC and of White Stuff, the clothing retailer. Previously, he has been Managing Director, EMEA, of The Body Shop International, Managing Director of Kwik-Fit, Group Chief Executive of Park Group, Chief Executive of Virgin Retail Europe and held various senior executive roles within Storehouse PLC.
Kerr will chair the Remuneration Committee and will succeed Dr Christopher Masters as the Senior Independent Director when Dr. Masters retires at the year end.
Karin Forseke, Chairman, said: 'I am delighted to announce the appointment of Alastair Kerr to the Board of Alliance Trust PLC. Alastair's extensive experience in the retail sector will be especially valuable to Alliance Trust, and also to Alliance Trust Savings as it moves towards profitability and to Alliance Trust Investments as it looks to develop and market differentiated products in a fiercely competitive environment. I look forward to working with him'.
In the last five years, Kerr has been and is currently a Director of the following publicly-quoted companies: Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC Havelock Europa PLC.