Corporate Governance - The Board

The Board


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Philip Green CBE - NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Philip Green CBE - NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Appointed to the Board in June 2011, Philip became Chairman in May 2014. Philip is also Chairman of both the Nominations and Business Integrity Committees. Philip was Chief Executive of United Utilities Group PLC from 2006 to 2011. His earlier business experience includes serving as Chief Executive of Royal P&O Nedlloyd, as a Director and Chief Operating Officer at Reuters Group PLC and as a Chief Operating  Officer at DHL for Europe and Africa.

He is Non-Executive Chairman of US industrial services company, BakerCorp, Senior Independent Director of Saga plc, and Chairman Designate of Williams & Glyn Bank Limited. In 2004, Philip founded Hope Through Action, a charity in the UK and South Africa committed to helping disadvantaged young people develop life skills through sport. He is also chairman of Sentebale, a charity set up by Prince Harry for disadvantaged young people in Lesotho. Philip was awarded a CBE in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List. He received the award for services to business and to charity in the UK and South Africa.

Richard Howson – Group Chief Executive

Richard Howson – Group Chief Executive

Richard has been Chief Executive since 1 January 2012. He served as the Chief Operating Officer from September 2010 to 31 December 2011 having been appointed to the Board in December 2009 as Executive Director with responsibility for the Middle East, North Africa and UK Construction businesses and for the Group's Health & Safety and Sustainability programmes.

Prior to appointment to the Board, Richard was Managing Director of Carillion's Middle East and North Africa businesses before which he held senior positions in the Group's Infrastructure and Building businesses. Richard is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Richard Adam - Group Finance Director

Richard Adam - Group Finance Director

Richard was appointed Group Finance Director in April 2007. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG Audit Plc in 1982 and gained broad experience in a number of public and private company finance director roles from the age of 30.

Immediately prior to joining Carillion, Richard was Group Finance Director of Associated British Ports Holdings plc.

Richard is a Non-Executive Director of Countrywide plc and was previously Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of SSL International plc and Zattikka plc.

Andrew Dougal - Non Executive Director

Andrew Dougal - Non Executive Director

Andrew was appointed to the Board in October 2011 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations, Remuneration and Business Integrity Committees.

For 5 years until 2002, Andrew was Chief Executive of Hanson plc, the international building materials company after it's demerger from Hanson, the Anglo-American diversified industrial group where he was Group Finance Director after gaining broad experience in a number of senior Hanson general and financial management roles over 10 years.

He is Senior Independent Director and Audit Chair of Creston plc and a Non-Executive Director of Premier Farnell plc. Formerly he was a Non-Executive Director of Taylor Wimpey plc and Taylor Woodrow plc in both of which he chaired the Audit Committee and BPB plc. Mr Dougal is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a member of its Council and Oversight Board and also a Chair of its Technical Policy Board.

Alison Horner - Non Executive Director

Alison Horner - Non Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in December 2013, Alison is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit, Nominations, and Business Integrity Committees.

Alison is Chief People Officer of Tesco having joined the organisation in 1999. In 2006, she was appointed Tesco's first female Operations Director and in 2011 became the Group Personnel Director and joined the Executive Committee leading its People Matters Group for 525,000 colleagues worldwide.

She is a trustee of the Tesco Pension Scheme and until 2011 was a non executive director of Tesco Bank.

Ceri Powell - Non Executive Director

Ceri Powell - Non Executive Director

Ceri Powell was appointed to the Board in April 2014. Ceri is a member of the Audit, Remuneration, Nomination and Business Integrity Committees.

Ceri is the Executive VP for Global Exploration of Royal Dutch Shell and is accountable for (i) delivery of the international exploration operations and new business development for Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Africa, Europe and Russia and (ii) Head of the Exploration Function oversight of the strategy, portfolio and technical capability of Global Exploration. Ceri joined Shell in 1989.

Ceri is also a member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative, chaired by the Secretary General of the UN.

Keith Cochrane - Non Executive Director

Keith Cochrane - Non Executive Director

Keith Cochrane was appointed to the Board with effect from 2 July 2015 and is a member of the Audit, Remuneration, Nomination, Sustainability and Business Integrity Committees.

Keith, aged 51, is the Chief Executive of The Weir Group PLC. He joined Weir as Finance Director in July 2006 and was appointed Chief Executive in November 2009. Following a number of years at Arthur Andersen, Keith joined Stagecoach Group plc in 1993. He became the Group's Finance Director in 1996 and Chief Executive in 2000. He joined Scottish Power plc in 2003 and served as Director of Group Finance.

In 2015, Keith was appointed as the UK Government's Lead Non-Executive Director for the Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Keith was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2016.