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Robert Norman Norman Gunn

executive

Robert Norman Gunn, British pharmaceutical company executive. Served to lieutenant Army, 1944-1947.; Member Association British Pharmaceutical Industry (board management 1981-1984, vice president 1983-1984), confederation British Industry (council 1985-1990), British Institute Management (board Companion 1986-1988), Institute Directors.; Member Church of Scotland.

Background

Gunn, Robert Norman was born on December 16, 1925 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Son of Donald Macfie and Margaret (Pallister) Gunn.

Education

1 child, Jane Victoria. Master of Arts with honors, Oxford University, 1951. Merchandise buyer Boots Company PLC, London, 1951-1970, head warehousing and distribution, Nottingham, 1971-1973, director property, 1973-1978, director industrial division, 1979-1983, vice chairman, chief executive, 1983-1985, chairman, chief executive, 1985-1987, chairman, 1987-1990.

Director Foseco plc, Birmingham, since 1984. Member Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council, since 1988, Nottingham Development Enterprise, since 1988. Director East Midlands Electricity, since 1989.

Career

Joined The Boots Company 1951, Merchandise Buyer 1962-1970, Head of Warehousing and Distribution 1971-1973, Director of Property 1973-1978, Director Industrial Division 1979-1983 (Manager Director 1980-1983), Vice-Chair, and Chief Executive The Boots Company PLC 1983-1985, Chair, and Chief Executive Officer 1985-1987, Chairman 1987-1990. Director Foseco PLC 1984-1991, East Midlands Electricity since 1989, Nottingham Building Society since 1990.

Membership

Served to lieutenant Army, 1944-1947. Member Association British Pharmaceutical Industry (board management 1981-1984, vice president 1983-1984), confederation British Industry (council 1985-1990), British Institute Management (board Companion 1986-1988), Institute Directors. Member Church of Scotland.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, theatre.

Connections

Married Joan Parry, March 17, 1956. 1 child, Jane Victoria.

father:
Donald Macfie Gunn

mother:
Margaret (Pallister) Gunn

spouse:
Joan Parry

child:
Jane Victoria Gunn