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A strong Board focused on invigorating the business on behalf of shareholders.
(Key: N = Nomination Committee, R = Remuneration Committee, A = Audit Committee)


Dr. Martin Read CBE

Chairman (N, R)

Martin joined Wincanton as Chairman in August 2018. He is also chairman of the UK Government’s Senior Salaries Review Body. Martin is a former chairman of Laird plc, the Low Carbon Contracts Company, the Electricity Settlements Company and the Remuneration Consultants Group. He has served on the Boards of Lloyd’s, Invensys, Aegis Group, British Airways, Siemens Holdings, Boots, ASDA and the UK Government Efficiency and Reform Board. He was Chief Executive of Logica from 1993 to 2007.


Adrian Colman

Chief Executive Officer (N)

Adrian was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 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

Chief Financial Officer

Tim joined Wincanton in 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. He was a Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of the Institute of Directors until December 2015. Prior to Serco, Tim was Group Financial Controller at Sea Containers Limited. Tim is a Chartered Accountant.


Stewart Oades

Senior Independent Director (A,N,R)

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 Dean

Independent Non-executive Director (A,N,R)

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 Porvair plc in April 2014 and Polypipe plc in May 2015. Paul is a Trustee and director of The Oxford Trust Charity. 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.


David Radcliffe

Independent Non-executive Director (A,N,R)

David became a Non-executive Director of Wincanton in July 2012. He is currently a Non-executive Director at American Express Global Business Travel. Previously, he was Chief Executive of Hogg Robinson Group plc, an international corporate services organisation, where David has spent most of his career.


Gill Barr

Independent Non-executive Director (A,N,R)

Gill became a Non-executive Director of Wincanton in September 2017. Gill is currently a Non-executive Director of PayPoint plc, N Brown Group plc and McCarthy & Stone plc. She was previously 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.


Debbie Lentz

Independent non-executive Director (A,N,R)

Debbie became a Non-executive Director of Wincanton in June 2019. She is currently President of Global Supply Chain and a member of the Senior Management Team at Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions. Debbie was formerly Chief Supply Chain Officer at Toys "R" Us from 2014 to 2017. Prior to that role, she held senior management positions in customer service, logistics, product supply, procurement, manufacturing and IT at Kraft Foods Group, in both North America and Europe as well as at Nabisco Food Company.

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