Adrian took up his appointment as a non-executive director for the Home Office in September 2015.
Adrian is currently a partner at Ernst and Young in the UK Financial Services team, leading the Data and Analytics group. Previously, Adrian was the head of Client Services, Google Analytics, EMEA. Prior to this he was head of Search Advertising for Northern and Central Europe and Managing Director of Google Enterprise EMEA. He joined Google over 10 years ago with 15 years of sales, marketing and general management experience gained within industry and management consultancy. Prior to Google, he spent 6 years at Ford Motor Company in sales and brand management roles in Europe, was a principal consultant at AT Kearney and was on the main board of Trafficmaster Plc.
In January 2012, Adrian was appointed chair of Race for Opportunity, the race campaign of Business in the Community, a Prince of Wales charity, which stands for responsible business and strives to ensure that all ethnic groups are appropriately reflected in the UK workforce. In 2014 he was appointed to the board of Business in the Community, whose president is the Prince of Wales.
The non-executive director team come from the private sector with experience of managing large or complex organisations and projects.
Non-executive directors provide advice and bring an external perspective to the department. They also provide support, guidance and challenge on the progress and implementation of operational business plans, recruitment and succession planning.