A strong Board focused on invigorating the business on behalf of shareholders.
(Key: N = Nomination Committee, R = Remuneration Committee, A = Audit Committee)
Martin Read is Chairman of Wincanton plc, the Remuneration Consultants Group and the UK Government’s Senior Salaries Review Body. He is also Chairman Designate of the new independent British energy supply and services company that SSE and Innogy have agreed to form, subject to final regulatory approval. This new company is expected to list on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 2019. Martin is a former chairman of Laird plc and of the two government-owned companies which manage contracts and payments under the electricity market reform programme (the Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Electricity Settlements Company). He was chief executive of international IT services company Logica from 1993 to 2007 and has served as a non-executive director on the boards of Lloyd’s, Invensys, Aegis Group, British Airways, Siemens Holdings, Boots, ASDA and the UK Government Efficiency and Reform Board. Martin was a senior adviser to private equity firms Candover and Actis and to Indian technology companies HCL and Zensar. He led UK government reviews on back office operations and IT across the public sector (2008/9) and management information (2012).
Adrian was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2015, having been the Group Finance Director from January 2013 to 31 July 2015. Adrian was formerly Finance Director with Psion plc, an international technology business, through to its acquisition by Motorola Solutions, Inc. in October 2012. Prior to joining Psion, Adrian was Chief Financial Officer of London City Airport and before that Financial Controller and Head of Investor Relations at QinetiQ Group plc.
Tim Lawlor joined Wincanton on 28 September 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director on the Board. Tim was previously the Director of Finance and Strategy with Serco Group plc, the international service company, where he also held a number of senior operational and group roles. Until December 2015 he was a non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of the Institute of Directors. Prior to Serco, Tim was Group Financial Controller at Sea Containers Limited. Tim is a chartered accountant.
Stewart became a Non-executive Director of Wincanton in November 2014 and was appointed as the Senior Independent Director in July 2015. Stewart is currently Chair of Reflex Vehicle Hire Limited and Chair of John Good & Sons Limited. He was formerly a Non-executive Director of Palmer & Harvey plc until January 2017 and also held the positions of President of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) for four years until 2013, Non-executive Director of MW Brands until March 2016 and Clipper Group plc until 2011. Prior to these appointments, Stewart was Chief Executive of Christian Salvesen plc and held a number of senior posts at Exel plc.
Paul became a Non-executive Director of Wincanton in February 2015 and was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee in July 2015. He is currently a Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Focusrite plc, Porvair plc and Polypipe plc, and was appointed Senior Independent Director of Focusrite plc in April 2014 and Polypipe plc in May 2015. Paul is a Trustee and director of two charities, Beanstalk and The Oxford Trust. Prior to these roles he held the position of Group Finance Director of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc and Foseco plc. Paul is a Chartered Management Accountant.
Martin became a Non-executive Director of Wincanton in July 2012. Martin is also a Non-executive Director of Scapa Group plc and was appointed as a Non-executive Director of Africa Exclusive Limited in August 2016. He previously held the position of Group HR Director of Rentokil Initial plc until December 2015. Martin has spent his career in plc and private equity environments and has previously been the Group HR Director at HomeServe plc and The AA Limited, and HR Director at Centrica Home and Road Services. Prior to these roles Martin held a number of senior positions in HR and operations at UEF Limited, Bridon plc, British Aerospace and United Biscuits.
David became a Non-executive Director of Wincanton in July 2012. He is currently Chief Executive of Hogg Robinson Group plc, an international corporate services organisation, where David has spent most of his career.
Gill became a Non-executive Director of Wincanton in September 2017. Gill is currently a Non-executive Director of PayPoint plc and N Brown Group plc. She was previously a Trustee Director of Willis Towers Watson’s master trust, Lifesight Ltd, from 2015 to 2018 and a Non-executive Director of Morgan Sindall plc from 2004 to 2012. She was Group Marketing Director of The Co-operative Group from 2011 to 2014, and was previously Marketing Director of John Lewis. Gill spent seven years at Kingfisher plc where she held a variety of senior marketing, business development and strategy roles.