(a) Audit Committee (n) Nomination Committee (r) Remuneration Committee (c) CSR Committee
Current Role:Chairman since 28 May 2009. Committee Memberships: (n) (chair) (r)
Additional Roles Held: Dennis’ former appointments include Chairman of Connect Group plc, Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of Premier Farnell plc, Non-Executive Director of Debenhams plc, Chief Financial Officer of Cookson Group plc, Finance Director of Medeva plc and a member of the Economic Affairs Committee of the CBI.
Brings to the Board: Dennis has a broad commercial and financial experience in the retail, service, distribution and manufacturing sectors in the UK and internationally. Dennis is a member of the South African Instituted of Chartered Accountants and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.
Current Role: Group Chief Executive since 11 May 2015. Committee Memberships: (n) (c)
Additional Role: Jill is a Non-Executive Director for Intercontinental Hotels Group plc.
Past Roles: Jill was CEO, UK & President, North West Division Europe for McDonald's Corporation, having originally joined as Chief Marketing Officer UK & Northern Europe in 2006. Jill began her career at Colgate Palmolive and British Airways.
Brings to the Board: Jill brings outstanding business leadership, particularly with regard to customer service and colleague engagement in a consumer facing business.
Current Role: Chief Financial Officer, since 12 October 2015, with responsibility for Finance, Investor Relations, Legal and Governance and Non-Merchandising Procurement.
Additional Roles: Jonny is a Director of the charity Dimensions UK Limited.
Past Roles: Jonny was CFO of Scandi Standard AB, a Scandinavian company that successfully listed in Stockholm in June 2014. Prior to that Jonny was CFO at Odeon and UCI Cinemas and Finance Director of Sainsbury’s Supermarkets. His early career was at Shell and Hanson plc.
Brings to the Board: Jonny brings a broad range of financial experience across consumer facing and retail businesses. He is a strong leader with a track record in a range of business contexts.
Current Role: Non-Executive Director since March 2011. Senior Independent Director since 1 March 2014. Committee Memberships (a) (chair) (n) (r)
Additional Roles Held: David is currently Chairman of Conviviality Retail plc, Ecovision Ltd, Park Cameras Ltd and Walk the Walk (a breast cancer charity). He is also the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Hornby plc, a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Fevertree Drinks plc and Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Elegant Hotels Group plc.
Past Roles: David was Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of House of Fraser plc until 2006, then Executive Chairman of Jessops plc, becoming Non-Executive Chairman in 2009. In addition, he has held several Executive and Non-Executive roles in 30 years in retailing, including ten years as a plc Finance Director.
Brings to the Board: He brings extensive and relevant experience in financial and general management roles, including ten years as plc Finance Director, and has held 4 other plc Audit Chair roles over the last 5 years.
Current Role: Non-Executive Director since 25 January 2011. Remuneration Committee chairman since 1 March 2014. Committee Memberships: (a) (n) (r) (chair)
Additional Roles Held: Claudia is a Non-Executive Director of Aviva plc, Derwent London plc and the Premier League.
Past Roles: Claudia was previously Chairman of The Public Data Group, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of TelecityGroup, and a Board Member of the Shareholder Executive. In her executive career, Claudia was Group Managing Director, Digital at EMAP, Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury and Managing Director of TheStreet.co.uk. Claudia has also worked at Goldman Sachs, FT.Com and Mckinsey.
Brings to the Board: Claudia brings extensive experience of building digital businesses, strategy formulation and business transformation.
Current Role: Non-Executive Director since 1 March 2014. CSR Committee chairman since January 2016. Committee Memberships: (a) (n) (r) (c) (chair)
Additional Roles Held: Helen is currently a senior executive at Caffé Nero and is a member of Ben and Jerry’s Independent Board of Directors.
Past Roles: Helen was the CEO of the Zizzi Restaurants group and was also responsible for successfully launching the Ben & Jerry brand in the UK and Europe.
Brings to the Board: Helen brings valuable and relevant marketing and branding experience in consumer focused businesses.