Michael Hampson was formerly Chairman of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). He holds an LLB from Cardiff University.
Hampson began his career in 1979, holding positions at Grand Metropolitan, Mobil, BP Oil and Smiths Industries before joining Whitbred in 1988 as Legal Adviser and Assistant Company Secretary.
He progressed to Head of Legal and Deputy Secretary in 1990, and the following year became General Counsel and Group Secretary. From 1997 he continued in the same capacity at RMC Group, before being appointed Director of Corporate Affairs and Group Secretary in 2001.
From 2005 to 2008 he was Director of Corporate Development at Anglian Water Group, and in 2009 moved to Charter International as Company Secretary and General Counsel. He held the same roles at National Express from 2012 until 2014 and at First Group plc from 2016-2019.