Ralph Kugler is Chairman of Cognita, the global schools group, with 70 schools worldwide. He is Chairman of Williams Lea Tag, the global marketing services and communications business. He is Chairman of Headbox, an online marketplace for booking inspiring business event spaces. Ralph is also independent non-executive director on the board of Keter Group, the outdoor and indoor furniture Company.
Ralph is a Board Trustee of REAch2. He is Chairman of Leeds University Business School’s International Advisory Board; and Board Trustee for Khula, a charity based in Zululand South Africa helping to improve the educational prospects for some of the poorest and most underprivileged rural children.
Earlier, Ralph was at Unilever for over 25 years, latterly as an Executive Director on the main boards of Unilever plc and Unilever. He has lived and worked in the U.K., South Africa, Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand and Belgium.
Ralph has also been a main board non-executive director at Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), and Board Advisor at Mars Incorporated, the global leaders in petcare and confectionary.