The Board comprises the non-executive chairman, three executive directors and six further non-executive directors.
Alastair Lyons CBE (61)
Chairman (2) (3) (4)
Alastair was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Serco Group plc in March 2010, becoming Chairman at the conclusion of the Company's AGM in May 2010. Since 2000 Alastair has been Chairman of Admiral Group plc, the direct motor insurer, and in 2008 he was appointed deputy Chairman of Bovis Homes Group PLC, one of the UK's leading quoted house-builders. In February 2011 he was appointed Chairman of the Towergate Insurance Group.
In his executive career Alastair was Group Finance Director and subsequently Chief Executive of the National & Provincial Building Society. When the society was acquired in 1996 by Abbey National he joined the Abbey National main Board as Managing Director of its Insurance Division. In 1997 he became Chief Executive of the pension's specialist NPI where he led its demutualisation and acquisition by AMP, subsequent to which he joined NatWest in 1999 as Director of Corporate Projects.
A chartered accountant with an MA in economics from Trinity College Cambridge, Alastair has been a non-executive director of, successively, the Department for Work & Pensions and the Department for Transport. He was awarded the CBE in 2001 for his services to social security.
Rupert Soames (55)
Group Chief Executive (3) (4)
Rupert joined Serco as Group Chief Executive on 1 May 2014, coming from Aggreko plc, the FTSE-100 temporary power business, where he served 11 years as Chief Executive. During his tenure at Aggreko, the market capitalisation of the business increased from £450 million to over £5 billion.
Prior to Aggreko, he was with the software company Misys plc for five years, latterly as Chief Executive of its Banking and Securities Division. He spent the first 16 years of his career at GEC plc; in the last four years of his service at GEC he was responsible for the UK, African and Asian operations of Avery-Berkel. He studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University and was President of the Oxford Union.
Rupert is senior independent director of Electrocomponents plc and a member of the remuneration, nomination and audit committees.
Ed Casey (56)
Group Chief Operating Officer (3)
Ed has been with the company since 2005. He was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer in May 2014 after initially being appointed to the Board in October 2013 as Acting Group Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Ed was Chief Executive Officer of Serco's Americas Division. He is also a member of the Executive Committee. Under Ed's leadership, the Americas business tripled in size and successfully integrated two acquisitions: RCI in 2006 and SI International in 2008.
Prior to Serco, Ed worked for nine years in the energy business, including President and Chief Executive Officer of NP Energy Inc., an energy marketing business he founded and later sold; President and Chief Operating Officer of Tenneco Energy until it was sold for $4bn; and as Group President and as Chief Financial Officer for LG&E Energy Corp. Previously, Ed worked over ten years in investment banking and private equity, including with The Blackstone Group and Fremont Group LLC.
Angus Cockburn (51)
Chief Financial Officer
Angus joined Serco on 27 October 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Angus joined Serco from Aggreko plc, the FTSE-100 temporary power business, where he served 14 years as Chief Financial Officer and latterly, Interim Chief Executive. Angus brings corporate finance and accounting experience, gained across a variety of sectors whilst working for highly competitive global companies. During his tenure at Aggreko he drove through a programme of continuous improvement within the finance function.
Prior to Aggreko, Angus spent three years as Managing Director of Pringle of Scotland, a division of Dawson International Plc; five years at PepsiCo Inc in a number of senior finance positions, including Regional Finance Director for Central Europe; and several years at KPMG working in the UK and USA. Angus is also an experienced Non-executive Director, currently serving on the Board of GKN Plc.
Mike Clasper (61)
Non-Executive Director (1) (3) (4)
Mike joined Serco as a non-executive director in March 2014 and is Senior Independent Director.
Mike was previously the Group Chief Executive of BAA plc from 2003 to 2006 and Chairman of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs from 2008 to 2012. Mike was previously the Senior Independent Director at ITV PLC from which he stepped down on 31 December 2013 after 8 years on the ITV Board.
Mike is currently Chairman of Coats plc and Which? Limited and is a non-executive director of Guinness Peat Group plc. Mike has also been appointed President Elect of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) where he will succeed the current President in October 2014.
Ralph D Crosby, Jr (67)
Ralph joined Serco as a Non-Executive Director in June 2011.
Ralph was chairman of EADS North America until his retirement from that position at the end of December 2011. He joined EADS in 2002 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EADS North America and also served as a member of the EADS global Executive Committee until 2010. Previously, Ralph held numerous positions with Northrop Grumman Corporation, concluding over 20 years of service as President of their Integrated Systems Sector. Prior to his industry career, Ralph served as an Officer in the US Army. Ralph has an MA in Public Administration from Harvard, an MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Switzerland, and a BSc from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.
Ralph is a non-executive director of American Electric Power Co Inc. and Airbus Group, N.V. in the Netherlands.
Tamara Ingram (54)
Non-Executive Director (2) (4)
Tamara joined Serco as a non-executive director in March 2014.
She is currently a Trustee of Save the Children (UK). In 2013 Tamara stepped down after completing nine years as a non-executive director of The Sage Group plc. Previously, Tamara chaired the Board of Visit London (formerly the London Tourist Board) from 2001 - 2011.
Tamara is Executive Vice President at WPP, where she is Managing Director at Grey Group and CEO, Team P&G.
Rachel Lomax (69)
Non-Executive Director (1) (4)
Rachel joined Serco as a non-executive director in March 2014 and is the Chair of the Corporate Responsibility & Risk Committee.
Rachel was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2008 and has been Permanent Secretary at both the Department for Transport and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Rachel is currently a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings plc where she is also Chair of the Conduct & Values Committee. Rachel is also a non-executive director at The Scottish American Investment Company PLC and Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited.
Angie Risley (56)
Non-Executive Director (2) (3)
Angie joined Serco as a Non-Executive Director in April 2011 and is Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
She is currently Group Human Resources Director of J Sainsbury plc, and a member of the Sainsbury's Operating Board.
Previously, Angie was Group HR Director at Lloyds Banking Group and prior to that she was executive director of Whitbread PLC until May 2007, having joined the Whitbread Group in 1989. She has also been a member of the Low Pay Commission, and a non-executive director of Biffa plc and Arriva plc.
Malcolm Wyman (68)
Non-Executive Director (1) (2) (3)
Malcolm joined Serco as a Non-Executive Director in January 2013 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Malcolm was previously an executive director and the Chief Financial Officer of SABMiller plc until his retirement in July 2011. Malcolm joined SABMiller in 1986 and joined the board as Group Corporate Finance Director in 1990. He was appointed to the board of SABMiller upon its listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1999. He was Chief Financial Officer from 2001 until his retirement in July 2011.
Malcolm, a chartered accountant, is a non-executive director and Audit Committee Chairman of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC and Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Nedbank Group Limited in South Africa.
(1) Member of the Audit Committee
(2) Member of the Remuneration Committee
(3) Member of the Nomination Committee
(4) Member of the Corporate Responsibility & Risk Committee