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Gary Booker, Chief Marketing Innovations & Strategy Officer – Rentokil Initial

Gary is the Chief Marketing, Innovation and Strategy Officer for Rentokil Initial, the global leader in protecting people from the dangers of pest-borne disease and the risks of poor hygiene in over 80 countries worldwide. He sits on the Global Executive Leadership Team with responsibility for international business strategy, innovation, R&D, and digital, as well as global marketing for residential B2C customers and global sales across international B2B commercial accounts.

Ranked #7 in the 50 Best Places to Work 2018, this UK-headquartered, FTSE60 company’s pioneering approach to connected digital technology was recognised with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation in 2018, following the Award for International Trade in 2017 when it acquired over 40 businesses throughout the USA, Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa.

Prior to joining Rentokil Initial, Gary held roles as CEO for Selinon, CMO for Dixons Carphone, Marketing & Consumer Director for O2, and VP Marketing for Electronic Arts in San Francisco. He has twice founded start-ups, and continues to invest and provide non-executive director support for innovative new businesses. He is a member of BAFTA, a regular speaker on Customer Experience at Henley Business School, and holds a BSc. Honours degree in Business, Law and Psychology and an MBA in Strategic Marketing.

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