Dan was appointed Global Corporate Relations Director in June 2017, after joining Diageo in April 2016 as Europe Corporate Relations Director. Dan’s role involves protecting and promoting Diageo’s reputation, while driving policy, regulatory and tax change across Diageo’s European businesses. Prior to joining Diageo plc, Dan held a variety of senior roles in Corporate Affairs and Government Relations at Standard Chartered over eight years, including as Global Head of Government Relations based in London and Regional Head of Corporate Affairs for India & South Asia based in Mumbai, and Regional Head of Corporate Affairs in Africa, based in Johannesburg. Prior to Standard Chartered Dan worked for eight years in the UK Treasury, latterly as Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary (Head of the UK Treasury) and at the Foreign Office in the UK Representation to the European Union in Brussels. Dan has also worked for several environment and development NGOs and the United Nations Association. Dan was born and raised in the North of England. He has an M.Phil degree in International Relations, researching conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Asia and Africa, and a BA Hons Double First Class in Philosophy and Politics, both from the University of Oxford. In 2016 Dan was appointed a Leadership Fellow at St George’s House and in 2017 was made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers. In his spare time, Dan’s hobbies include travel, having visited over 150 countries, cycling, football, chess and hiking.