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Ralph Kugler

Non-Executive Chairman

Ralph has worked on a number of private equity deals, in a number of different sectors. He currently chairs Williams Lea Tag, an Advent International investment, and is Independent Director of Keter, a BC Partners investment. He also chairs an exciting early stage business, Headbox.

Ralph has been involved in a number of education activities in recent years. He is Board Trustee on the largest primary school MAT. He chairs the Advisory board of a leading University business school. Until last year, he was Chairman of Cognita, the global K12 schools organisation, with over 70 schools worldwide. He is Trustee of a charity aiming to improve educational opportunities for very underprivileged children in Zululand.

Ralph spent 25 years at Unilever, and has lived and worked in S Africa, Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand and Belgium, as well as the UK. He rose to become executive director on the main board of Unilever. He has also been a director of Intercontinental Hotels, and was Board advisor on the main board of Mars, Incorporated.

Ralph was appointed Commander of the Royal Order of the Direkgunaborn, a Thai royal honour, in 1999.

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Non-Executive Chairman Ralph Kugler