Dr Doug Gurr
Director, The Natural History Museum & Former UK Country Manager, Amazon
Doug is Vice President of Amazon based in the UK. His previous roles included teaching mathematics and computing at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, a stint in the civil service, 6 years with consultancy firm McKinsey ending as partner, growing (as founder and CEO) an internet start-up from nothing to £150m turnover in 5 years, and (following its sale) 5 years on the Board of Asda.
Outside work, Doug is Chairman of the Science Museum Group of national museums, a former Scottish international triathlete and 12 times Ironman, and a keen ski mountaineer with over 20 first ascents including the first winter ascent of Gunnbjornsfeld – the highest mountain north of the arctic circle.