John Barton (businessman)

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John Barton
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Born
Robert John Orr Barton

(1944-08-23) 23 August 1944 (age 74)
NationalityBritish
EducationGordonstoun School
Alma materUniversity of Strathclyde
OccupationChairman, Next plc
Chairman, EasyJet
Board member ofNext plc
EasyJet
SSP Group

Robert John Orr Barton (born 23 August 1944) is a British businessman, who is the chairman of Next plc and EasyJet.

Early life[edit]

Robert John Orr Barton was born in August 1944,[1] in Lahore during the British Raj. He was educated at Gordonstoun School, completed an MBA at University of Strathclyde, and is a chartered accountant.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Barton became a member of the board of Next in 2002, deputy chairman in 2004 and chairman in 2006. He is the chairman of easyJet and a non-executive director of SSP Group.[4][3][5][6]

Barton has been the chief executive of JIB Group and chairman of Cable and Wireless, Catlin Group, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Wellington Underwriting, and Brit plc, and a non-executive director of WH Smith plc and Hammerson.[4][3]

Personal life[edit]

Barton lives in the UK.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NEXT PLC - Officers (free information from Companies House)". Drbeta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ ‘BARTON, (Robert) John (Orr)’, Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017
  3. ^ a b c "John Barton | Saïd Business School". Sbs.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Our board – Next Plc". Nextplc.co.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  5. ^ Martin Strydom (17 April 2013). "John Barton to be next easyJet chairman". Telegraph.co.uk.
  6. ^ Jennifer Rankin. "EasyJet replaces Mike Rake with Next chairman John Barton". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 April 2016.