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Adam Alexander Crozier


1964 -

Businessman. Born on the Isle of Bute, Crozier was the son of the Marquis of Bute's land agent. He was educated in Ayr and at the Graeme High School in Falkirk, followed by Heriot-Watt University, where he read business organisation. Crozier was a good football player and tried out unsuccessfully for the Edinburgh club Hibernian. Instead he joined the media industry, rising quickly from media sales with the Daily Telegraph newspaper to join advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, where he was a Director by 1990 and appointed Joint Chief Executive in 1995, when the founding brothers left the business. He moved to become Chief Executive of the Football Association in 2000, modernising the organisation and taking on vested interests, which eventually precipitated his resignation.

Crozier moved on to become Chief Executive of the state-owned Post Office in 2003, where he faced loses of £1.1 billion, but was able to turn these into a profit of £355 million in 2005. This challenging role saw Crozier have to face increased competition, a deficit in the pension fund, massive and unpopular closures in the post office branch network, and a succession of industrial disputes.


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