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June 2015 (Chairman since July 2015).
Sir Roy Gardner is an experienced chairman with over 40 years’ experience in both executive and non-executive roles in a variety of businesses in the services, energy, industrial, chemicals, electronics, insurance and leisure sectors.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Royal Society of Arts and the City and Guilds Institute and has an Honorary Doctorate from Thames Valley University.
Chairman of Compass Group PLC, Connaught plc and Manchester United and Plymouth Argyle football clubs. Chief Executive of Centrica plc, Managing Director of GEC-Marconi Limited and a Director of GEC plc, Senior Independent Director of William Hill plc and a Non-Executive Director of Willis Group Holdings Limited and Laporte plc.
Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College London, the Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network and Mainstream Renewable Power Limited and Senior Adviser to Credit Suisse.
Senior Independent Director of Mainstream Renewable Power Limited.
Rupert Soames is an experienced chief executive officer having held the role for nearly 20 years in other companies before joining Serco as Chief Executive in 2014.
He studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, where he is now a visiting fellow, and was President of the Oxford Union.
Chief Executive of Aggreko plc, and the Banking and Securities Division of Misys plc.
Senior Independent Director and a member of the Remuneration, Nomination and Audit Committees of Electrocomponents plc.
Senior Independent Director and a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees of DS Smith Plc.
Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee
Angus Cockburn is a chartered accountant with considerable experience gained in a variety of sectors before joining Serco in 2014.
He has an MBA from the IMD Business School in Switzerland and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh.
Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive of Aggreko plc, Managing Director of Pringle of Scotland and senior finance positions at PepsiCo Inc including Regional Finance Director for Central Europe. Non-Executive Director of Howdens Joinery Group plc and Senior Independent Director and a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees of GKN plc.
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of Ashtead Group plc.
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John Rishton has considerable experience in chief executive and chief financial officer roles gained from a variety of companies during a period of around 40 years.
He has a BA in Economics from Nottingham University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Chief Executive of Rolls Royce Group plc, Chief Executive and President of the Dutch international retailer, Royal Ahold NV (and prior to that, its Chief Financial Officer) and Chief Financial Officer of British Airways plc.
Current external commitments
Kirsty Bashforth is an experienced board member within the construction, services, health and education industries, with expertise in change management, safety and risk management, organisational culture and leadership.
She has an MA (Cantab) in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
She has been running her own corporate advisory business, QuayFive Limited, since 2016 and is the author of Culture Shift – a practical guide to managing organizational culture” (Bloomsbury, 2019).
Senior executive at BP plc having spent over 24 years with the company in a variety of commercial roles, including Group Head of Organisational Effectiveness, where she led BP’s global agenda on culture, diversity and change management.
Non-Executive Director, Chair of Remuneration & People Committee, Member of Audit & Risk Committee, Member of Reputation & Ethics Committee of GEMS Education.
Governor of Leeds Beckett University and Ashville College.
Eric Born is an experienced chief executive officer with experience in the aviation services, logistics and retail sectors. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Swissport International Limited which he joined in 2015.
He has an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York, and is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in Zurich.
Chief Executive Officer of Wincanton plc and Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees of John Menzies plc.
Chief Executive Officer of Swissport International.
1 July 2017.
Ian El-Mokadem is an experienced chief executive officer with international experience in business transformation and in acquisitions and disposals.
He has a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Statistics from University College London and an MBA from INSEAD.
Chief Executive Officer of V.Group, Exova Group plc, Group Managing Director, UK & Ireland of Compass Group plc and senior management positions with Centrica plc and the global management consultancy, Accenture.
Rachel Lomax has significant experience of government and economic policy.
She has an MA in History from Cambridge University and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Deputy Governor, Monetary Stability, Bank of England, and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Permanent Secretary in the Department for Transport, Department for Work and Pensions and the Welsh Office, and senior posts at the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury and World Bank.
Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Conduct and Values Committee at HSBC Holdings plc and a Trustee/ Board Member of Imperial College, London.
1 July 2017.
Lynne Peacock has over 25 years’ senior management experience in a range of roles including brand development, mergers and acquisitions, change management and business transformation.
She has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies.
Non-Executive Chair of Standard Life Assurance Limited and Non-Executive Director and a member of the Nomination and Governance Committees of Standard Life Aberdeen plc.
Chief Executive of Woolwich plc and National Australia Bank Limited’s UK businesses and a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Scottish Water.