Former Whitbread boss returns to West Buckland
FORMER Whitbread chief Alan Parker is taking a leading role at West Buckland School.
Mr Parker CBE has become chairman of the school’s governors following his recent retirement as chief executive of Whitbread Plc. He was a pupil at the school from 1960-65.
His leadership has helped make Whitbread the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant company, with some 600 Premier Inns, 400 pub restaurants and 2,000 Costa coffee stores.
In October this year the International Hotel Investment Forum made him the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 and Whitbread itself has been named Britain’s ‘Most Admired Leisure and Hotels Company’ in Management Today magazine’s 2010 awards.
Since his retirement in November, Mr Parker has been looking forward to his new role at West Buckland School.
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He said: “Going to West Buckland School was one of the most influential events of my life and gave me the values which have guided me throughout my corporate career. I am hugely appreciative of the opportunity that I was given and I am excited about being part of developing the school’s future.”
Welcoming Mr Parker in his new role, headmaster John Vick said: “We are extremely fortunate to have Alan as part of our team. As a former pupil, he
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understands the ethos and the values of the school as well as being in a position to lead the strategic vision required for the school’s future.”