Non-executive Director

Eric Salama

Eric  Salama



Eric Salama is the Chairman and CEO of Kantar, the consumer insight division of WPP, the largest marketing services and communications company in the world.

Previously, Eric was a Main Board Director of WPP Group, and CEO of

Eric has also worked in consultancy and political roles, and was a non-executive director of The British Museum and The Horse’s Mouth Foundation.

Non-executive Director

Non-executive directors provide an external perspective on DFID’s work, while knowing and understanding DFID as an organisation.

They use their experiences and skills from outside DFID to provide objective and constructive challenges on the decisions made by DFID’s committees and boards.

The Non-executive Director sits on the following committees and boards within DFID:

  • the Departmental Board
  • the Executive Management Committee
  • the Audit Committee

Non-executive directors form a network across government, led by the Government Lead Non-executive.