CBE 1994; FRPharmS
Born 6 July 1934; s of Edward Ackroyd and Ethel (née Bate); m 1958, Ellen Gwenda Thomas; one s one d (and one s decd)
Chairman, Silentnight Holdings plc, 1995–2002 (Director, 1993–2002)
Heath Grammar Sch.; Bradford Sch. of Pharmacy; London Business Sch.
FRPharmS 1981. Boots The Chemists Ltd: Apprentice Pharmacist, 1952; Dir, 1975–94; Midlands Area Dir, 1976–77; Man. Dir, 1983–89; Pres., Boots Drug Stores (Canada) Ltd, 1977–79; Boots Company plc: Dir, 1979–94; Man. Dir, Retail Div., 1984–94; Chairman: Halfords Ltd, 1989–94; A. G. Stanley, 1989–94; Do It All Ltd, 1992–94; Director: Carefirst (formerly Takare) plc, 1994–98 (Dep. Chm., 1996–98); Navara (formerly Nottingham Gp) plc, 1994–2001; Cowie plc, 1994–96; Victoria plc, 1998–2008. Chairman: Company Chemists Assoc., 1983–89; British Retailers Assoc., 1988–92; British Retail Consortium, 1992–94; Regl Chm., Trent RHA, later NHS Exec., Trent, 1994–97; Mem., NHS Policy Bd, 1994–97. Member: Passport Agency Bd, 1991–2000; Nat. Bd for Crime Prevention, 1993–95. CCMI (CIMgt 1981); FInstD 1979. Liveryman, Soc. of Apothecaries, 1990–
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