Rick Haythornthwaite is non-executive chairman of the FTSE 100 Centrica plc. He is also the non-executive chairman of the global board at the NYSE-listed Mastercard Inc and executive chairman of the PSI operating businesses. In the not-for-profit sector, he is the chairman of the Southbank Centre. He was previously the CEO of Invensys from 2001-2005 and Blue Circle Industries from 1999-2001 having joined as Director of Asia and Europe in 1997. He spent his early career in BP from 1978-1995 before moving to Premier Oil as Commercial Director from 1995 to 1997. He has served as on the boards of Network Rail as chairman and Cookson, Lafarge, ICI and Land Securities as non-executive director. He was educated at MIT (Sloan Fellow) and The Queen’s College, Oxford (MA Geology).