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Board of directors

Wolfhart Hauser

Chairman; Chairman of the Nomination Committee 3

Appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director in May 2015 and appointed Chairman in July 2015. He brings to the Board a strong track record of driving profitable growth and value creation in a large international organisation, as well as significant board experience in major UK listed companies. Wolfhart was CEO of Intertek Group plc, the international quality and safety services provider for ten years, before he retired from the role in May 2015. He is Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of RELX PLC and RELX NV (previously Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV) and a Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc.

Tim O’Toole CBE

Chief Executive 4,5,6

Tim O’Toole, Chief Executive

Appointed Chief Executive in November 2010, he joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in May 2009 and was subsequently appointed Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive in June 2010.

He was, until the end of April 2009, Managing Director, London Underground. He joined Transport for London in 2003 prior to which he was President and Chief Executive of Consolidated Rail Corporation. He is a Non-Executive Director of CSX Corporation, a rail freight transportation company in North America.

Matthew Gregory

Chief Financial Officer 5,6

Matthew Gregory, Chief Financial Officer

Appointed on 1 December 2015, he was previously Group Finance Director at Essentra plc since 2012. He joined the company in 2003 (when it was a division of Bunzl plc) as Finance Director of the Moss Plastic Parts business and, following it becoming Filtrona plc, became Finance Director of the Protection & Finishing Products division in 2006. Between 2010 and 2012, Matthew was Corporate Development Director for the company where he played a key role in the development of its strategy and in building its mergers and acquisitions capability. Previously he worked for The Rank Group plc in a number of senior finance roles. His career began at Ernst & Young in 1989, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Richard Adam

Non-Executive Director; Chair of the Audit Committee 1

Appointed to the Board in February 2017. He has a wealth of financial acumen, M&A and international business experience, having served as Finance Director of private and listed businesses for nearly thirty years. From 2007 until retiring in 2016 Richard was Group Finance Director of Carillion plc. Prior to this he was Group Finance Director of Associated British Ports Holdings plc for seven years. He serves as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committees of Countryside Properties plc and of Countrywide plc. He was previously Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of SSL International plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Zattikka plc and Wincanton plc. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1982.

Warwick Brady

Non-Executive Director 1,2

Appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in June 2014. He was Chief Operations Officer of EasyJet plc from May 2009 to October 2016. He was part of the management team responsible for significantly improving the airline’s financial and operating performance, including achieving industry leading punctuality levels as well as the introduction of important customer innovations.

He has significant experience leading low cost airlines – he was Chief Executive of Indonesian airline Mandala, and previous roles include Chief Operating Officer of Air Deccan in India and Deputy Operations Director at Ryanair.

Drummond Hall

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director 2,3

Appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in June 2014. He was Chief Executive of Dairy Crest Group plc from 2002 to 2006, prior to which his career was spent with Procter and Gamble, Mars and PepsiCo.

He is currently the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of WH Smith plc and of The Sage Group plc. Drummond was a Non-Executive Director of Mitchells & Butlers plc from July 2004 to January 2010, and Chairman from June 2008 to November 2009.

Imelda Walsh

Non-Executive Director; Chair of the Remuneration Committee 2,3,4

She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committees of William Hill plc and Mitchells & Butlers plc. She was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Sainsbury’s Bank plc from 2006 to 2010, and of Mothercare plc from 2013 to 2016.

She has held senior executive roles at J Sainsbury plc, where she was Group HR Director from March 2004 to July 2010, Barclays Bank plc and Coca-Cola & Schweppes Beverages Limited. She is also Director of the Mentoring Foundation and is a Trustee of Charity Projects Limited (Comic Relief).

Jim Winestock

Non-Executive Director; Chair of the Board Safety Committee 1,3,4

Appointed to the Board in August 2012. He is a Non-Executive Director of YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, and also serves on the Board of two not-for-profit organisations in the US. Prior to this, he served in a number of senior roles and was a member of the Management Committee during his career at United Parcel Service, Inc., the world’s largest package distribution company and a global leader in supply chain solutions. Most recently he was Senior Vice President and Director of US Operations and Global Security with responsibility for all US operations and 360,000 employees.

  • 1 Member of the Audit Committee
  • 2 Member of the Remuneration Committee
  • 3 Member of the Nomination Committee
  • 4 Member of the Board Safety Committee
  • 5 Member of the Executive Safety Committee
  • 6 Member of the Executive Committee