A graduate of King’s College, London, Ian Brimicombe trained in audit, tax and corporate finance at Coopers & Lybrand, London (now PWC) from 1986, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser. Ian held various positions at AstraZeneca from 1994 to 2017. From 2002, he was Group Head of Tax, responsible for global tax strategy and operations. From January 2011 he was appointed Group Head of Tax and Treasury responsible for global treasury strategy and operations in addition to Group Tax. In March 2013, Ian was appointed VP Corporate Finance adding Pensions and Insurance to his portfolio, combining Corporate Development in 2016. From June 2017, Ian has been SVP Group Finance at Burberry Group, leading Group Financial Reporting, FP&MR, Corporate Finance and Finance Transformation.