Doug Gurr to leave Amazon for role at Natural History Museum

Doug Gurr

Amazon UK boss Doug Gurr is set to step down from the retail giant to become director of the Natural History Museum in London.

Gurr took over as UK country manager for Amazon in April 2016, joining from the retailer’s China arm that he had run for two years. He joined the company in 2011, having previously worked for Asda.

In a diverse career, Gurr has taught mathematics and computing at Aarhus University in Denmark, held senior roles in government, worked as a partner for consultancy firm McKinsey and was the chief executive of internet start-up business Blueheath.

He has also been heavily involved in charity and non-profit work, having been chair of the Science Museum board between 2010 and 2014. He is currently chair of the British Heart Foundation, sits on the boards of the National Gallery and Landmark Trust and is a non-executive director of the Land Registry.

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