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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
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
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 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
None

Past roles
David was Group Finance Director at Alent plc and held a variety of senior finance positions at ESAB Holdings and Hanson plc. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Tribal Group plc and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Committee membership
Chairman of the Treasury Committee.

John Pattullo
Senior Independent Director

Joined in January 2013

External roles
John is Chairman of NHS Blood and Transplant, Chair of In Kind Direct and Chairman of V Group.

Past roles
John was on the Board of GWI UK Acquisition Company Limited and was Non-Executive Chairman of Marken Group. He was also on the Board of CEVA Group plc, served as Chief Executive Officer of CEVA Logistics and was Chief Executive Officer of the EMEA division of Exel.

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

Karen Guerra
Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined in January 2013

External roles
Karen is a Non-Executive Director of Paysafe Group plc, Amcor Limited and Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A.

Past roles
Karen was a Non-Executive Director at Swedish Match AB, Inchcape plc, More Group plc and Samlerhuset Group BV. She 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.

Bertrand Bodson
Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined in June 2015

External roles
Bertrand is Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at Sainsbury’s Argos, part of J Sainsbury’s plc.

Past roles
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.

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
Paul was Group Chief Financial Officer of Thomas Cook Group plc and Chief Financial Officer of Mondi Group. He 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.

Simon Pryce
Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined in September 2016

External roles
Simon is Group Chief Executive at BBA Aviation plc (and chairs the BBA Aviation Executive Management Committee), is on the Board of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and is Chairman of its International Affairs Committee.

Past roles
Simon has held a range of international finance and management roles at GKN plc, JP Morgan and Lazard in both London and New York.

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

Louisa Burdett
Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined in February 2017

External roles
Louisa is Group Finance Director at Victrex plc.

Past roles
Louisa was Chief Financial Officer at Optos plc, Chief Financial Officer at the Financial Times Group, and held roles at Chep Europe, a division of Brambles Ltd, GE Healthcare and GlaxoSmithKline plc. She also worked as an M&A Consultant at Charterhouse Bank and spent four years at KPMG in London.

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

Ian Haslegrave
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Joined in September 2006

External roles
None

Past roles
Ian was International Legal Director at Viacom Outdoor Limited. He also worked at United Biscuits Limited and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Committee membership
Member of the Treasury Committee.