Board and Committee Memberships
Scott joined the Board on 1 May 2016 and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Skills and experience: Scott has a wealth of experience as a senior customer-facing business leader with a mix of deep retail and consumer expertise. He has considerable knowledge gained in both retail and insurance industries, together with a strong understanding of operating within highly regulated businesses. Scott worked in retail for 27 years both in the UK and internationally. He is the former chief executive officer of Best Buy Europe (retail services), director of The Boots Company plc, managing director and retail director of Boots the Chemist at Alliance Boots plc and a director of the British Retail Consortium. He formerly held a number of senior executive positions at Tesco plc (retail services), including chief executive of Tesco in Japan, and served as non-executive director of Aviva plc until December 2016.
External appointments: Chairman of AXA UK plc and senior independent director of Santander UK PLC.
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.