Gareth Davis

Chairman

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Responsibilities:

Chairman of the Board
Responsibility for best practice corporate governance

Board Committees:

Nomination Committee (Chairman)
Corporate Responsibility Committee
Remuneration Committee

Current Directorships:

Wolseley plc (Chairman)
DS Smith PLC (Chairman)

Former roles:

Chief Executive, Imperial Tobacco Group PLC

Year of appointment:

2010

James Henderson

Chief Executive Officer

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Responsibilities:

The Group's overall strategic direction, the day-to-day management and profitability of the Group's operations.

Board Committees:

Corporate Responsibility Committee

Current Directorship:

Responsible Gambling Trust (Trustee)

Former roles:

Various roles within William Hill PLC

Year of appointment:

2014

Neil Cooper

Group Finance Director

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Responsibilities:

Finance, strategic planning, procurement, internal audit and investor relations

Current directorships:

Pennon Group plc

Former roles:

Finance Director, Bovis Homes Group PLC
Group Finance Controller, Whitbread PLC
Commercial Finance Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants division
Other finance and divisional roles, Whitbread PLC
Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Finance and project management roles, Reckitt & Colman PLC

Year of appointment:

2010

 

Sir Roy Gardner

Senior Independent Non-executive Director

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Board committees:

Audit and Risk Management Committee
Remuneration Committee
Corporate Responsibility Committee
Nomination Committee

Current directorships:

Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. (Chairman)
Willis Group Holdings plc (Non-executive Director)
Serco Group plc (Non-executive Chairman)

Other organisations:

Chairman, Energy Futures Lab
Senior Adviser, Credit Suisse Group
Chairman, HM Government Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network
Visiting Fellow, Oxford University

Former roles:

Chairman, Compass Group plc
Chairman, Plymouth Argyle Football Club
Chairman, Manchester United plc
Chief Executive, Centrica plc
Group Finance Director, British Gas plc
Executive Director, General Electric Company plc
Chief Operating Officer, Northern Telecom
Chairman, EnServe Group Ltd.

Year of appointment:

2014

 

Georgina Harvey

Independent Non-executive Director

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Board Committees:

Remuneration Committee
Corporate Responsibility Committee
Nomination Committee

Current Directorship:

Big Yellow Group PLC (Non executive director)
McColl's Retail Group plc (Non executive director)

Former roles:

Managing Director of Regionals, Trinity Mirror
Managing Director of Wallpaper Group, IPC Media
Managing Director of IPC Advertising, IPC Media
Sales Director, IPC Magazines
Various sales and advertisement roles, Express Newspapers

Year of appointment:

2011

 

Ashley Highfield

Independent Non-executive Director

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Board Committees:

Corporate Responsibility Committee (Chairman)
Audit and Risk Management Committee
Nomination Committee

Current Directorships:

Johnston Press PLC (Chief Executive)
BAFTA (Member)
British Film Institute (Director)

Former roles:

Managing Director and Vice President, Microsoft UK
CEO, Project Kangaroo
Director, New Media & Technology
Member of executive board and management board, BBC
Managing Director, Flextech Interactive Limited

Year of appointment:

2008

David Lowden

Independent Non-executive Director

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Board Committees:

Audit and Risk Management Committee (Chairman)
Remuneration Committee
Nomination Committee

Current Directorships:

Berendsen plc (Non executive director)
Michael Page International plc (Non executive director)

Former roles:

Non Executive Director, Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc
Chief Executive, Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
Chief Operating Officer, Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
Group Finance Director, Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
Group Finance Director, Asprey Plc
Chief Financial Officer, A.C. Nielsen Corporation
Various senior finance roles in Norcros Plc, Federal Express Corporation and KPMG

Year of appointment:

2011

 

Imelda Walsh

Independent Non-executive Director

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Board Committees:

Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
Audit and Risk Committee
Corporate Responsibility Committee
Nomination Committee

Current Directorships:

First Group plc (Non executive director)
Comic Relief (Trustee)
Mothercare plc (Non executive director)
Mitchells & Butlers plc (Non executive director)

Former roles:

Institute of Employment Studies (Board member)
Human Resources Director, J Sainsbury Plc
Human Resource Director, Barclays Bank Plc
Commercial Human Resources Director, Coca Cola & Scheweppes Beverages Ltd
Commissioner, Workplace Retirement Income Commission
Now Pensions Ltd. (Trustee)
Mentoring Foundation (Non executive director)

Year of appointment:

2011

 

Luke Thomas

Company Secretary

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Responsibilities:

Board support, company secretariat, London Stock Exchange compliance, corporate governance and pensions

Former roles:

Head of Governance, Centrica plc
Group Deputy Secretary, RSA Insurance Group plc
Deputy Secretary, Spirent Communications plc

Year of appointment:

2013