Lead Non-executive Director

Marc Bolland

Marc  Bolland



Marc Bolland has extensive experience across both the private and non-profit sector. He is a Vice President at UNICEF UK, Trustee on the Board of the Royal Academy of Arts, and founder of the Movement to Work charity, which provided nearly 100,000 underprivileged young people with work experience and jobs.

Marc’s current role is Operating Partner and Head of European Portfolio Operations at financial services firm Blackstone Group. Before this, Marc previously held positions as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Morrison Supermarkets and CEO of Marks and Spencer.

Lead 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

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