Doug Gurr is Global Vice-President of Amazon UK and was previously the President of Amazon China. Prior to joining Amazon he was on the board of Asda. He started his career as an academic teaching maths and computing. After three years in the Civil Service he joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he became a partner and led the UK Retail Practice. He left to found Blueheath, the internet enabled stockless wholesaler, which was subsequently sold to Booker PLC. Doug is Chairman of the National Museums of Science and Industry.