Peter Johnson Chairman

Peter Johnson Chairman

Joined in October 2010

External roles

Peter is Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wienerberger AG, having been a Member since 1995.

Past roles

Previously, Peter was Chairman of DS Smith plc, a Non-Executive Director of SSL International plc, Chief Executive of George Wimpey plc and Chief Executive of The Rugby Group plc.

Skills and experience
  • International operations
  • Emerging markets
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Distribution
  • Sales and marketing
  • Manufacturing
  • Service industry
  • Chairman
  • Chief Executive Officer
Committee membership

Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

Lindsley Ruth

Lindsley Ruth Group Chief Executive

Joined in April 2015

External roles

None

Past roles

Previously, Lindsley was Executive Vice President of the Future Electronics Group of companies, the fourth largest electronics distributor in the world. He joined them in 2002 and was a key member of their core leadership team. Lindsley has also held senior positions with TTI Inc and Solectron Corporation.

Skills and experience
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • International operations
  • Emerging markets
  • Distribution
  • Sales and marketing
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply chain and procurement
Committee membership

From April this year, Lindsley was Chairman of the Group Executive Committee and Member of the Treasury Committee.

Simon Boddie

Simon Boddie Group Finance Director

Joined in September 2005

External roles

Simon is a Non-Executive Director of PageGroup and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Past roles

Previously, Simon worked for Diageo plc where he held a variety of senior finance positions, latterly as Finance Director of Key Markets.

Skills and experience
  • International operations
  • Emerging markets
  • Recent financial experience
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Service industry
Committee membership

Chairman of the Treasury Committee and Member of the Group Executive Committee.

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Rupert Soames

Rupert Soames Senior Independent Director

Joined in July 2007

External roles

Rupert is Group Chief Executive at Serco Group plc.

Past roles

Previously, Rupert was Group Chief Executive of Aggreko plc, Chief Executive of the Banking and Securities Division of Misys plc and a Non-Executive Director of Baggeridge Brick plc.

Skills and experience
  • International operations
  • Emerging markets
  • Digital
  • Manufacturing
  • Service industry
  • Chief Executive Officer
Committee membership

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee up to July 2014 and Member of the Remuneration Committee from August 2014. Member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Bertrand Bodson

Bertrand Bodson Independent Non-Executive Director

Joining in June 2015

External roles

Bertrand is Chief Digital Officer at Home Retail Group (the owner of Argos, Homebase and Habitat).

Past roles

Previously, Bertrand has held a number of senior eCommerce positions, including leading global and digital marketing responsibilities at EMI Music and Amazon. He was also Chief Executive Officer at Bragster, which is now part of Guinness World Records.

Skills and experience
  • Digital
  • eCommerce
  • International operations
  • Product development
  • Sales and marketing
Committee membership

Member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Karen Guerra

Karen Guerra Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined in January 2013

External roles

Karen is a Non-Executive Director of Amcor Limited and Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A.

Past roles

Previously, Karen was a Non-Executive Director at Swedish Match AB, Inchcape plc, More Group plc and Samlerhuset Group BV. She has also held senior executive positions at Colgate-Palmolive, including Managing Director and Chairman of both their UK and French businesses.

Skills and experience
  • International operations
  • Sales and marketing
  • Manufacturing
  • Service industry
Committee membership

Member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

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Paul Hollingworth

Paul Hollingworth Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined in May 2008

External roles

During the year Paul was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Volution Group plc and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Past roles

Previously, Paul was Group Chief Financial Officer of Thomas Cook Group plc and prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer of Mondi Group. He has also held positions as Group Finance Director of BPB plc, De La Rue plc and Ransomes plc.

Skills and experience
  • International operations
  • Emerging markets
  • Recent financial experience
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate law and governance
  • Manufacturing
  • Service industry
Committee membership

Chairman of the Audit Committee. Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

John Pattullo

John Pattullo Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined in January 2013

External roles

John is Chairman of NHS Blood and Transplant, Non-Executive Chairman of Marken Group, Chair of In Kind Direct (a Prince's Charity) and Special Advisor at CEVA Group.

Past roles

Previously, John was on the Board of CEVA Group plc and served as Chief Executive Officer of CEVA Logistics. He was also Chief Executive Officer of the Europe, Middle East and Africa division of Exel and when Exel was acquired by Deutsche Post/DHL he went on to run the combined Exel and DHL contract logistics business in EMEA. He spent most of his early career working in supply chain management roles with Procter & Gamble.

Skills and experience
  • International operations
  • Emerging markets
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Service industry
  • Chief Executive Officer
Committee membership

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee from August 2014 and Member of the Remuneration Committee up to July 2014. Member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Ian Haslegrave

Ian Haslegrave General Counsel and Company Secretary

Joined in September 2006

External roles

None

Past roles

Previously, Ian was International Legal Director at Viacom Outdoor Limited. He has also worked at United Biscuits Limited and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Skills and experience
  • International operations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate law and governance
  • Risk management
  • Manufacturing
  • Service industry
Committee membership

Member of the Treasury Committee.

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