Appointed to the Board in December 2014 and as Chairman in September 2015. Andrew is currently also Senior Independent Director of Carpetright plc (appointed July 2013). He is a non-executive director of Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund plc (appointed October 2014) and JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc (appointed January 2015). He previously held a number of senior positions in the leisure and hospitality industry, most recently as CEO of The Restaurant Group plc which he joined in 2001 and from which he retired in September 2014. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President with Intercontinental Hotels Group. He also served as Senior Independent Director of Arena Leisure plc from 2009 until its takeover in 2012 and was a non-executive director of RPS Group plc until April 2016. Andrew trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with Peat Marwick LLP following which he spent six years with Kleinwort Benson Group plc as a corporate financier. Age 57.
Andrew Allner FCA
Appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director and to the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee in September 2007. Appointed as Senior Independent Director in October 2015. Andrew is currently non-executive Chairman of Marshalls plc, the Go-Ahead Group plc and Fox Marble Holdings plc. He was Group Finance Director of RHM plc, taking a lead role in its flotation in July 2005 on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to joining RHM plc, Andrew was CEO of Enodis plc and has served in senior executive positions with Dalgety plc, Amersham International plc and Guinness plc. He was also a non-executive director of AZ Electronic Materials SA from 2010 to 2014, a non-executive Director of CSR plc from 2008 to 2013 and of Moss Bros Group plc from 2001 to 2005. A graduate of Oxford University, he is a former partner of Price Waterhouse and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Age 61.
Appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director in June 2016. Bill is also a non-executive director (appointed 2011) and Senior Independent Director (appointed 2016) of Exova Group plc, a non-executive director of UK Mail Group plc (appointed 2011) and a non-executive member of the Finance Committee of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (appointed 2011). He was previously Chief Financial Officer (1995-2010) of Intertek Group plc. Prior to that he held a number of senior financial appointments with Inchcape plc, Olivetti UK Limited, Rexam plc and Centrica plc. Bill has a BSc from the University of Manchester, is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1986. Age 56.
Appointed as Chief Executive on 11 January 2017. Most recently, Kevin served as CEO of Wyevale Garden Centres and was previously the UK Managing Director of Avis Europe Plc, while also serving as Chief Information Officer for the Group. Prior to his roles at Avis, Kevin held a variety of senior positions at Reuters Plc. He started his career at The Kalchas Group, a strategy consulting firm. Age 47.
Appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director in December 2012. Jill has extensive sales, marketing and general management experience across a number of blue chip companies including Mars, PepsiCo and Premier Foods. She currently runs her own sales and marketing consultancy and is CEO of Enhance Drinks Ltd, a beverage start-up business. Prior to setting up these businesses Jill was general manager of a Premier Foods division. Age 50.
Group Finance Director
Appointed as Group Finance Director on 22 February 2016. A Chartered Accountant, Paddy’s most recent appointment was as Group CFO of Spirit Pub Company plc, prior to that he was Group CFO at The Rank Group plc and previously held senior finance roles with Dell Inc. and Wang International. Age 52.
Appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director in November 2015. Claire is currently Managing Director of the Homecare division of British Gas, part of Centrica plc. She originally joined British Gas in 2010 and has held a number of senior management appointments since then. Prior to joining British Gas, Claire has held senior management positions with Santander Cards (2009-10), GE Money (2005-8) (prior to its acquisition by Santander) and HFC Bank (2002-5). Claire has a BSc from Aston University and an MSc from Cranfield University. Age 43.
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