Nomination Committee

Responsible for evaluating the balance of skills, knowledge, experience and diversity of the Board, and ensuring a progressive renewal of Board membership through orderly succession planning.

> Nomination Committee - Terms of Reference (PDF)

 

  • Les Owen

    Committee Chair

    Les Owen

    Committee Chair

     

     

    Appointed to the Board

    As a Non-Executive Director on 20 September 2013. Les became Chairman on 19 September 2018.

    Key areas of prior experience

    Strategic skills, international experience, finance, pensions, insurance

    Current external appointments

    Non-Executive Director of Discovery Holdings, a South African listed health and life insurer

    Previous relevant experience

    Group Chief Executive Officer of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd, a member of the Global AXA Group Executive Board and responsible for AXA’s Asian Life Insurance and Wealth Management operations

    Chief Executive Officer of AXA Sun Life plc

    Non-Executive Director of Post Office Limited

    Non-Executive Director of Just Retirement Group plc

    Non-Executive Director of CPP Group plc

    Non-Executive Chairman of Jelf Group plc

  • Orna Ni-Chionna

    Committee Member

    Orna Ni-Chionna

    Committee Member

    Appointed to the Board*

    20 September 2013

    Key areas of prior experience

    Consumer focus, retail, strategy

    Current external appointments

    Chair of Client Service at Eden McCallum LLP

    Non-Executive Director of Saga plc

    Non-Executive Director of Burberry Group plc

    Deputy Chairman of the National Trust

    Trustee of Sir John Sloanes’s Museum

    Previous relevant experience

    Partner at McKinsey & Company

    Senior Independent Director of HMV plc, Northern Foods plc and BUPA

    Non-Executive Director of Bank of Ireland 

    Non-Executive Director UK Holdings plc and Bristol & West plc

     

    *Appointed Senior Independent Director of Royal Mail Holdings plc on 1 April 2011

  • Rita Griffin

    Committee Member

    Rita Griffin

    Committee Member

    Appointed to the Board

    1 December 2016

    Key areas of prior experience

    Marketing, finance, logistics, strategy, transformation

    Current external appointments

    Chief Operating Officer, Global Petrochemicals at BP plc

    Non-Executive Director of Shanghai SECCO Petrochemicals Limited

    Previous relevant experience

    Chief Marketing Officer, BP plc

    Chief Operating Officer roles for several BP businesses including automotive fuels, aviation fuels, LPG, lubricants and retail

  • Keith Williams

    Committee Member

    Keith Williams

    Committee Member

    Appointed to the Board

    1 January 2018

    Key areas of prior experience

    Finance, consumer focus, transport

    ​Current external appointments​

    Non-Executive Chairman of Halfords Group PLC

    Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of John Lewis

    Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Aviva

    Previous relevant experience

    Executive Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways

    Executive board member and Chair of the Audit Committee for Transport for London

    A range of senior executive positions in major corporations including Reckitt and Coleman, Apple Computer Inc and Boots and was formerly Director of Iberia Aerolinas and International Consolidated Airlines Group

    Chartered Accountant

  • Simon Thompson

    Committee Member

    Simon Thompson

    Committee Member

    Appointed to the Board

    1 November 2017

    Key areas of prior experience

    Digital Transformation, Customer Experience, Multi-sector Retail

    Current external appointments

    Chief Product Officer, Ocado Group PLC

    Previous relevant experience

    Global Head of Digital Commerce, HSBC

    Managing Director (On-line food), Wm Morrisons PLC

    World-wide Customer Experience, Apple Online Store

    General Manager, Apple Online Store: EMEA & India

    European Managing Director, lastminute.com

    Senior Executive positions at Motorola Inc & Honda Motor Europe Ltd