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Sir Gerry Robinson

Sir Gerry Robinson is a British businessman and is the former (non executive) Chairman of Allied Domecq and the ex-Chairman/Chief Executive of Granada. He also served as chairman of the Arts Council England for several years.

In January 2007 he presented a three part series Can Gerry Robinson Fix the NHS? following on from the acclaimed BBC series I’ll Show Them Who’s Boss.

Sir Gerry began a career in accounting aged 17 in 1965, and climbed the ranks to become the head of Granada. He steered the company through various mergers and hostile takeovers including London Weekend Television (1993), the Forte Hotels chain (1996) and an unsuccessful attempt at acquiring Rentokil Initial in 2005.

Gerry Robinson is a subtle psychologist with a sharp eye for the necessities of successful business building. In his engaging presentations he highlights key leadership and managing skills in a clear and concise way and offers audiences the tools necessary to create and implement successful strategies.

Sir Gerry exudes warmth and good humour, but there is no doubt that this is allied to a fierce sense of discipline and resolve that forms the core of his management technique.