Our Board Members
Ian joined the Board on 1 October 2010 and is the Senior Independent Director.
Skills and experience: Ian has broad general management and board experience and considerable knowledge of managing businesses with strong brands. Ian was group chief executive officer of Wolseley plc until August 2016 and was, until April 2009, chief executive of Travelex Holdings Ltd, the international foreign exchange and payments business. Previously he was chief executive officer of Alliance UniChem plc until its merger with Boots in July 2006. Between 2000 and 2004 he was president, european major markets and global supply for Diageo plc, spending over 12 years with the company in a variety of international management positions.
External appointments: Non-executive director of Rexel.
Responsibilities: Our Non-Executive Directors, through their diverse experience and skills, scrutinise the performance of management and constructively challenge and help develop our strategy. They uphold high standards of integrity and probity. They form the Audit, Nominations, Remuneration and SHESEC Committees. In addition, the Senior Independent Director acts as a sounding board for the Chairman and serves as an intermediary for the other Directors, as well as shareholders, as required.