Adrian Bellamy

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Adrian Bellamy
Born Adrian D. P. Bellamy
1941/1942 (age 76–77)[1]
Derbyshire, England
Residence Belgravia, London, England
Carmel, California, US
Nationality British
Alma mater University of South Africa
Occupation Businessman
Title Chairman, Reckitt Benckiser
Term May 2003 - May 2018
Successor Christopher A. Sinclair
Spouse(s) Married
Children 4

Adrian D. P. Bellamy (born 1941/1942) is a British businessman.[2][3][4][5][6][7] He was the chairman of Reckitt Benckiser (LSERB) from 2003 to 2018.[2][3][4][6]

Early life[edit]

Adrian Bellamy was born in Derbyshire, England,[8] and raised and educated in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).[5][1] He earned bachelor of commerce and MBA degrees from the University of South Africa.[3][5][7]


He started his career in finance, and moved on to the retail industry in the 1960s.[3] From 1995 to 2004, he served as chairman of the Supervisory Board of Gucci.[2][7] From 2002 to 2008, he served as chairman of The Body Shop.[2][4] He now serves as chairman of Reckitt Benckiser.[2][3][4][6][7] In September 2017, it was announced that Bellamy would stand down as chairman at 2018's AGM, and would be succeeded by Christopher A. Sinclair.[9]

He formerly served on the board of directors of Starbucks (NASDAQSBUX).[7] He sat on the board of directors of Gap Inc. (NYSEGPS) from 1995, Williams-Sonoma (NYSEWSM) since 1997, the Robert Mondavi Corporation since 2002, the Labelux Group since 2009, and Total Wine & More.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Bellamy is married with four children.[8] In 2003, he had homes in homes in London's Belgravia and Carmel, California.[8] He collects Californian landscape paintings and English Regency furniture.[8]


  1. ^ a b Batt, Carolyn (27 March 2003). "Reckitt completes Bellamy hat trick". Retrieved 17 May 2018 – via 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Forbes". Retrieved 17 May 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Adrian D. P. Bellamy: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Retrieved 2018-01-11. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Gap Inc. Board of Directors". Retrieved 17 May 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - Executive Biographies". Retrieved 2018-01-11. 
  6. ^ a b c d Reckitt Bensicker Board of Directors Archived February 10, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Board of Directors | Total Wine & More". Retrieved 2018-01-11. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Body Shop chairman sees green light for recovery after year of bid". 6 May 2003. Retrieved 17 May 2018. 
  9. ^ Morrison, Caitlin (19 September 2017). "Durex-owner Reckitt Benckiser names new chairman". Retrieved 17 May 2018.