Appointed: 1 April 2022 (Chair: 30 June 2022)
Andy is Chair of the Nomination Committee.
Andy is an experienced chair having held the position at Dunelm Group plc for over seven years. He is also a former CEO who has led multiple large consumer facing organisations with strong service offerings. His leadership, business understanding and insights have proven to be invaluable additions to the boardroom.
Chair, Dunelm Group plc | Chief Executive, Whitbread plc | Chief Executive, easyJet plc | Chief Executive, RAC plc | Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair, EMAP plc
Appointed: 1 January 2006
(Chief Executive from 28 April 2011; Finance Director from 1 January 2006 to 28 April 2011)
David has considerable board level experience of listed companies and has extensive knowledge of the real estate, manufacturing and distribution sectors and the Company. His financial and general management experience has helped lead the successful design and implementation of the Company’s strategy during his tenure as Chief Executive.
David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Senior Independent Director, RS Group plc | Board member, European Public Real Estate Association
Senior Non-Executive Director, Bunzl plc | Finance Director, Wagon plc | Partner, Arthur Andersen | President and board member of the British Property Federation
Appointed 1 March 2019
Mary is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Mary has extensive commercial and general management experience and a deep understanding of customer needs and trends through her various international roles in sales and marketing. She has a strong knowledge of the operation of the retail market and supply chain.
Chief Commercial Officer, Mondelez International Inc
President, European Chocolate Category, Mondelez International Inc | Senior Vice President and General Manager, Pepsi-Lipton Partnership | Non-Executive Director, Poundland Group plc | President CAOBISCO | Chair, Cadbury Foundation | EXCO member, Food & Drink Federation and Institute of Grocery Distribution
Appointed: 1 June 2018
Sue is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Sue brings a wealth of property market knowledge to the Board, with over 30 years of experience in property investment markets, having worked in the UK commercial property market for her whole career. She is active in promoting diversity in the Real Estate Industry including through her former role as the former Chair of Women’s Network at CBRE and as co-founder of Real Estate Balance.
Sue is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).
Senior Independent Director, Helical plc | Member of the Committee of Management, Hermes Property Unit Trust | Chair, Barwood 2017 Property Fund | Trustee, Reading Real Estate Foundation
Head of National Investment; Managing Director of Capital Markets, CBRE | Board member, CBRE UK Management and Executive Boards, CBRE Group Inc
Appointed: 16 January 2017
Soumen combines leadership of the finance functions with a wider contribution to the business through strategy, investment and innovation. He brings his extensive board-level experience and deep knowledge of capital markets to the Group, having been Chief Financial Officer of listed companies for over 11 years and with a background as a corporate financier.
Non-Executive Director, NEXT plc
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Capital & Counties Properties plc (Capco) | Partner, Mountgrange Investment Management LLP | Executive Director, UBS
Appointed: 1 January 2018
Carol is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Carol has recent and relevant finance experience and brings commercial knowledge to the Board. Her prior experience as Chief Financial Officer of the retailer Burberry Group is valuable to the Company in her understanding of retail and digital commerce trends.
Carol is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Non-Executive Director, Smurfit Kappa Group plc | Trustee, Somerset House Trust
Chief Financial Officer, Burberry Group | Director of Finance, News International Ltd | UK Regional Controller, Shandwick plc
Appointed: 1 May 2021
Simon is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
Simon has extensive knowledge of working on remuneration committees, having previously chaired the remuneration committees at Derwent London and Lancashire Holdings. He is a former investment banker with a wealth of financial experience, having spent the majority of his career with Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was appointed Managing Director and Co-Head of the Corporate Broking division in 2004.
Non-Executive Director, Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Ltd | Senior Independent Director, Lancashire Holdings Ltd | Non-Executive Director, Lancashire Syndicates Limited
Senior Independent Director, Derwent London plc | Managing Director/Division Co-Head, Corporate Broking, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
Appointed: 1 July 2014
Martin is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
With over 40 years’ experience of real estate and the property sector, Martin brings industry knowledge and breadth of practice to the Board.
He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Martin was Senior Independent Non-Executive Director from April 2018 until July 2023.
Chairman, BMO Commercial Property Trust | Senior Adviser, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LLP | Chief Executive and Chair, M&G Real Estate | Adviser and Commissioner, The Crown Estate | Board member and President, British Property Federation | Board member and Chair, Investment Property Forum | Commissioner, Historic England | Non-Executive Director, M&G Asia Property Fund | Chairman, Secure Income REIT plc
Appointed: 1 May 2021
Linda is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Linda brings a broad range of skills to the Board, including robust commercial experience and a strong background in economics, as a Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School.
Non-Executive Director, Standard Chartered PLC | Non-Executive Director, Rentokil Initial plc | Chair, Baillie Gifford’s The Schiehallion Fund Ltd | Adviser, UK Board of Trade
Senior Independent Director, Fidelity China Special Situations plc | Non-Executive Director, Baillie Gifford’s Scottish Mortgage plc | Non-Executive Director, JP Morgan Asian Growth and Income plc | Chief Business Correspondent, BBC News | Economics Editor, Bloomberg News | Corporate Lawyer, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP | Visiting Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science | Member, Independent Review Panel on Ring-fencing and Proprietary Trading of the UK Government