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Published: 31 May 2023

Sir Alan Parker to Chair BritishAmerican Business Advisory Board

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Sir Alan Parker, Chairman and Founder of Brunswick, the leading critical issues advisory firm, will chair the Advisory Board of BritishAmerican Business (BAB) effective June 15th 2023. He will succeed co-Chairs, Dan Glaser, formerly CEO, Marsh McLennan, now a partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Anna Marrs, Group President, Global Commercial Services at American Express.

Commenting on the news, BAB Board Chair Gavin Patterson said:

“I am delighted Sir Alan has accepted our invitation to Chair the Advisory Board of BAB. We will benefit enormously from Alan’s unrivalled experience and convening power as BAB’s network and influence continue to grow.”

Sir Alan Parker commented:

“The US and UK’s special relationship is so important for the success of businesses across every sector. More than ever, we need to come together to harness the power of business as a driver of innovation and as a force for good in the world. BAB plays a critical role supporting business leaders with their growth ambitions, and enabling an environment where businesses can flourish on both sides of the Atlantic. I am delighted to have been invited to Chair the Advisory Board.”

BAB CEO Duncan Edwards said:

“I would like to thank Dan Glaser and Anna Marrs for co-Chairing our Advisory Board for the last four years so brilliantly. Their advice and support played a significant role in successfully steering BAB through the challenges posed by the pandemic. I am thrilled Sir Alan is taking on this important role for us and look forward to working with him.”

About Sir Alan Parker CVO

Sir Alan Parker CVO is Chair of Brunswick Group, which he founded in 1987. Since then, Brunswick has grown organically from a financial PR firm based in London into a global critical issues firm with offices in 27 cities around the world. Brunswick advise the world’s leading companies on how to navigate the critical issues they face and engage with their critical stakeholders. Alan is an Executive Chair and client advisor, supporting leadership teams as they navigate the increasingly complex and fast-changing arenas of finance, politics and society at large. 

Alan has always enjoyed a wide range of not-for-profit work as Chairman or Trustee and is an active supporter of a wide number of social impact organisations.

Alan was knighted in 2014 for services to business, charitable giving and philanthropy and was awarded the title of Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 2021.

About BritishAmerican Business

BritishAmerican Business is the leading transatlantic trade association incorporating the British-American Chamber of Commerce in the US and the American Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

We are committed to strengthening the economic corridor between the United States and the United Kingdom by supporting policies and actions that protect and enhance the environment for transatlantic trade and investment on behalf of our members.

We convene and serve a growing network of companies and business leaders through networking opportunities, bespoke programming and marketing platforms.

We actively promote trade and investment and support those who make the transatlantic corridor part of their business growth ambition.