Gerald Corbett DL

Gerald Corbett is a businessman who acted in executive and non-executive roles for some of the UK’s largest and most recognisable companies for over 30 years. After attending the Tonbridge School in Kent, Gerald read History at Pembroke College, Cambridge and pursed a Master’s degree with distinction in Business Studies at London Business School. He worked at a number of companies in the years following, and from 1997 to 2000 acted as Chief Executive of Railtrack Plc, a product of the privatisation of railways under the Conservative Party. 

More recently, Gerald has been chairman of Woolworths Group (2001-2007), (2007-2014) and Britvic (2005-2017). He currently acts as chairman to SEGRO Plc, a FTSE 100 industrial and logistics property group. From 2007 to 2013 he was chairman of the Royal National Institute of the Deaf, and also chair of the St. Albans Cathedral Music Trust from 2010-2016, leading the cathedral appeal “Alban, Britain’s First Saint”. He has been a Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire since 2015.