Royal Mail Group's Pension Committee reviews funding, benefits, scheme structure and strategic developments impacting the Group’s occupational pension schemes and represents the Group in discussions with the Trustees of the Group’s occupational pension schemes.
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
Appointed Chief Finance Officer in July 2017.
Previous work history
Joined the Royal Mail Group in 2009. He was appointed as Deputy Chief Operations Officer in January 2014 and subsequently appointed as Director of Group Finance in July 2015.
Prior to this, he was running Operations for the West Region of the UK and was Finance Director of UK Operations.
Worked in the automotive industry for 15 years with senior roles in Finance and Strategy, the last 10 of which were based outside the UK.