BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BS Sir Brian Stewart*
Chairman
Brian Stewart (67) was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Group and as a member of the Nomination Committee in March 2010. He was appointed as Chairman of the Group in August 2010. He is a former Chairman of Standard Life plc and of Miller Group plc and a former chairman and former chief executive of Scottish & Newcastle plc.
SG Stephen Glancey
Group Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Glancey (51) was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Prior to that, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer in November 2008 and Group Finance Director in May 2009. A chartered accountant, he is a former group operations director of Scottish & Newcastle plc.
KN Kenny Neison
Group Chief Financial Officer
Kenny Neison (42) was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2012. He joined the Group in November 2008 and was appointed to the Board as Group Strategy Director and Head of Investor Relations in November 2009. A chartered accountant, he previously held a number of senior financial positions in Scottish & Newcastle plc, including UK Finance Director and Finance Director for Western Europe.
JB John Burgess *
John Burgess (61) became a non-executive director of the Group holding company in January 1999, following the leveraged buy-out of the Group by funds advised by BC Partners, and was appointed a non-executive Director of the Company on its flotation in April 2004. He was appointed a member of the Nomination Committee in February 2007. He joined BC Partners in 1986 as one of the founding partners and was a partner there until his retirement in 2006. He has over 20 years’ experience in the private equity sector.
SG Stewart Gilliland*
Stewart Gilliland (55) was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company and a member of the Remuneration Committee in April 2012. From 2006 to 2010 he was Chief Executive Officer of Müller Dairy (UK) Ltd. Prior to that, he held positions at Whitbread Beer Company and at Interbrew SA in markets including the UK and Ireland, Europe and Canada. He is currently a non-executive Director of Booker Group plc, Vianet Group PLC and Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc. He is also a non-executive on the board of the UK Department for Communities and Local Government. He brings significant experience of the long alcohol drinks sector in international markets.
JH John Hogan*
John Hogan (71) was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee in April 2004. He was the managing partner of Ernst & Young in Ireland between 1994 and 2000 and was a member of its global board. He is currently a non-executive director of Prudential International Assurance plc, and other private companies. John Hogan has over 40 years of financial experience. The Board has determined that John Hogan is the financial expert on the Audit Committee.
RH Richard Holroyd*
Richard Holroyd (65) was appointed as a nonexecutive Director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee in April 2004. He was previously the managing director of Colman’s of Norwich and head of the global marketing futures department of Shell International. He has served as nonexecutive Director of several companies in the UK and continental Europe and was a member of the UK Competition Commission from September 2001 to April 2010. Richard Holroyd has many years’ experience in the fast moving consumer goods sector.
PL Philip Lynch*
Philip Lynch (66) was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company and a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee in April 2004. Philip is a non-executive director of FBD Holdings plc; and OpenHydro Group Limited. Philip Lynch brings many years’ experience of public companies in Ireland.
BOD Breege O’Donoghue*
Breege O’Donoghue (67) was appointed as a nonexecutive Director of the Company and a member of the Nomination Committee in April 2004. She is an executive director of Penneys/Primark. She is Chair of the Labour Relations Commission, a member of the Outside Appointments Board of the Code of Standards and Behaviour for the Civil Service, a trustee of IB EC, and was previously a Director of An Post and Aer Rianta. Breege O’Donoghue has many years experience in the Irish and international retail sector.
TS Tony Smurfit*
Tony Smurfit (48) was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee in April 2012. Tony Smurfit has been President and Chief Operations Officer of Smurfit Kappa Group since 2002. He previously held the role of Chief Executive of Smurfit France and then Smurfit Europe and has worked in a number of divisions in SKG both in Europe and the United States. He has long-standing experience in global markets, managing an extensive portfolio of international operations serving a world-wide customer base.
 
 
 
PW Paul Walker
Company Secretary and General Counsel
Paul Walker joined the Group in 2010 as General Counsel and was appointed Company Secretary in 2011. Prior to that, he was a partner in Lawrence Graham LLP, a London law firm. He previously worked in investment banking.


BOARD COMMITTEES

Audit Committee** Nomination Committee Remuneration Committee Senior Independent Director
John Hogan (Chairman) Sir Brian Stewart (Chairman) Philip Lynch (Chairman) Richard Holroyd
Richard Holroyd John Burgess Stewart Gilliland
Tony Smurfit Philip Lynch Richard Holroyd
Breege O’Donoghue


For information on independence of the Directors, please see Directors’ Statement of Corporate Governance

*  Non-Executive Director
** The Audit Committee has determined that John Hogan is the Audit Committee financial expert.

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