Richard Stone FCA

Chairman

Appointment date: May 2005 and was appointed Chairman in April 2011.
Committee membership: Member of the Audit, Risk and Valuation Committee, the Nominations Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Background and relevant experience: Until 1998, he was Deputy Chairman of Coopers & Lybrand and Chairman of the firm’s European corporate finance activities. From 1998 to 2000, he served as a member of the global board of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He served as a Director of Halma PLC (latterly as Senior Independent Director) from 2001 until 2011 and as a Director of TR Property Investment Trust PLC from 2000 until 2012. He also served as Chairman of Drambuie Limited from 2005 until 2014.
He retired as Chairman of Henderson Global Trust plc in June 2015.

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Malcolm Fallen

Chief Executive Officer

Appointment date: September 2009.
Committee membership: None.
Background and relevant experience: He was previously Director and Chief Executive Officer of KCOM Group plc, a UK-based IT and telecommunications services business. Prior to KCOM he was Chief Financial Officer of eircom, the incumbent telecommunications operator in Eire. His previous career has included senior roles with Bowater, BT and British Biotech.
External appointments: Non-Executive Chairman of Innovia Group (Holding 1) Limited, Non-Executive Director of Kentech Corporate Holdings Limited and Chairman of Enders Analysis Limited.

Jan Oosterveld

Non-executive director

Appointment date: October 2008 and was appointed Senior Independent Director on 1st January 2015.
Committee membership: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominations Committee. Member of the Audit, Risk and Valuation Committee.
Background and relevant experience: He spent 32 years with Royal Philips Electronics where he was a member of the Group Management Committee responsible for corporate strategy. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of Philips Asia Pacific and Chairman of the Board of LG Philips LCD.  He has served as a Non-Executive Director of Vesuvius plc (formerly Cookson Group plc) and Alent plc.
External appointments: Non-Executive Director of Barco NV.

Scott Longhurst

Non-executive director

Appointment date: May 2011.
Committee membership: Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Valuation Committee. Member of the Nominations Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Background and relevant experience: He has held a variety of senior finance positions in the energy sector across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the US for Shell and TXU Corp, and is currently Group Finance Director of Anglian Water Group ('AWG').
External appointments: Group Finance Director of AWG. Managing Director of AWG's non-regulated businesses. Founder member of HRH The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability CFO Leadership Network.