Appointed to the Board
1 September 2013
Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Skills and experience
Ian has held a number of senior executive and finance roles, including Group Finance & Operations Director for Marks and Spencer Group plc for five years from 2005 to 2010, where he oversaw significant changes in the business. In addition, Ian was Chief Executive Officer of Punch Taverns plc, Finance Director for the Rank Group Plc, a leading European gaming business, and Group Financial Controller and Finance Director for the hotels division of Hilton Group plc.
Ian has gained significant experience from working in various senior finance roles, predominantly in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors. Ian became Chairman of the Audit Committee on 1 April 2014, and, as such, is responsible for leading the Committee to ensure effective internal controls and risk management systems are in place.
Currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of SSP Group plc, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ASOS plc and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Paddy Power Betfair plc.
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