Non-Executive Chair / Mercantile Investment Company
Ron Brierley is a New Zealand-born investor and corporate raider who founded Brierley Investments Ltd in 1961 and as chairman of that company implemented his investment approach successfully over the next 30 years, retiring as a director in 2001. Sir Ron was appointed chairman of Guinness Peat Group plc (GPG) in 1990 where he also applied his investment approach. GPG was renamed Coats PLC (Coats) on 6 March 2015. Sir Ron stepped down as a director of Coats on 21 April 2015.