Mr. Gareth Williams was appointed to the WNS Board on January 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment, he was Director, Human Resources at Diageo plc, one of the world’s leading premium drink companies. Prior to taking over as Head of Human Resources at Diageo in January 1999, Mr. Williams held a series of key positions in HR at Grand Metropolitan, plc in North America and the UK from 1984 to 1998, leading up to the merger with Guinness that formed Diageo. Prior to joining Grand Metropolitan, he spent 10 years with Ford of Britain in a number of HR roles. Mr. Williams studied at the Warwick University.