A strong Board focused on invigorating the business on behalf of shareholders.
(Key: N = Nomination Committee, R = Remuneration Committee, A = Audit Committee)
Steve was appointed Chairman in December 2011. Steve is also Chairman of Biffa plc, the waste management group. He is a former Chairman of Balfour Beatty plc, Delta plc, Torex Retail plc, and Queens’ Moat Houses plc, and was also a non-executive at Halma plc and Southern Water. His executive career included Group Chief Executive roles at Thorn plc and at Railtrack Group plc, having also served as Group Finance Director at each company. His earlier career included a variety of corporate and operational roles at Grand Metropolitan plc (now Diageo plc), Burton Group plc and Black & Decker. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of its governing Council.
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 on 1 November 2014 and was appointed as the Senior Independent Director on 17 July 2015. Stewart is currently a non-executive director of LCV Hire Solutions and Chairman of Dalepak Ltd. He was formerly a non-executive director of MW Brands, Palmer and Harvey and Clipper Group plc and also held the postition of President of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) for four years until 2013. Prior to these he 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 on 1 February 2015 and was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee on 17 July 2015. He is currently a non-executive director and Audit Committee Chairman of Focusrite plc, Porvair plc and Polypipe plc, and the Senior Independent Director of Porvair plc and Polypipe plc. Paul is a Trustee and director of two charities, Beanstalk and The Oxford Trust. Prior to these appointments he held the position of Group Finance Director at Ultra Electronics Holdings plc and Foseco plc. Paul is a Chartered Management Accountant.
Martin became a non-executive Director of Wincanton and Chairman of Remuneration Committee on 21 July 2012. Martin is also a non-executive Director of Scapa Group plc and held the position of Group HR Director of Rentokil Initial plc until 31 December 2015. Martin has operated within a plc and private equity environment. He was previously 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 where David has spent most of his career. Hogg Robinson Group is a global corporate services provider.