David Gosnell re-joined Brambles as a non-executive director in December 2011, having been non-executive director from June 2006 to March 2010 when he retired due to other commitments at the time. He is a non-executive director of Coats Group and chair of The Old Bushmills Distillery. Mr Gosnell retired from his role as president of global supply & procurement for Diageo on 31 December 2014. In that role, he led a global team of 9000 people across manufacturing, logistics and technical operations as well as managing Diageo's multi-billion pound procurement budget. Prior to joining Diageo in 1998, Mr Gosnell spent 20 years at HJ Heinz where he served on the UK board and held various European operational positions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Middlesex University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, England.