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Management

Our Board and management team

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.

Committee membership
Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

Lindsley Ruth
Chief Executive Officer

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.

Committee membership
Member of the Treasury Committee.

David Egan
Group Finance Director

Joined in March 2016

External roles
David is a Non-Executive Director of Tribal Group plc and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Past roles
Previously, David was Group Finance Director of Alent plc, Global CFO at ESAB Holdings Ltd, the largest division of Charter International plc, and Group Financial Controller at Hanson plc.

Committee membership
Chairman of the Treasury Committee.

Rupert Soames
Senior Independent Director

Joined in July 2007

External roles
Rupert is Group Chief Executive of 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.

Committee membership
Member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Bertrand Bodson
Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined 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.

Committee membership
Member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

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.

Committee membership
Member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Paul Hollingworth
Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined in May 2008

External roles
Paul is 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.

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

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.

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

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.

Committee membership
Member of the Treasury Committee.