The Board currently comprises a Chairman, a Chief Executive, two other executive directors and five non-executive directors who have wide experience and are considered to be independent by both the Board and the criteria set out in the UK Corporate Governance Code issued by the Financial Reporting Council.
Appointed to the Board in January 2010 and became Chairman in March 2010. Chairman of the Nomination Committee. He was an executive director of BG plc (formerly British Gas plc) from 1992 to 1998, latterly as Deputy Chairman. He is Chairman of Carillion plc and of De La Rue plc.
Non-executive director since 2006, senior independent director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Having spent most of his earlier career in the motor industry, he joined Inchcape plc in 1995, became Chief Executive in 1999 and was Chairman from 2006 until 2009. He was the senior independent non-executive director of Wates Group Limited from 2011 until 2013 and was Chairman of The Rank Group Plc from 2007 until 2011.
Non-executive director since 2011. After holding a number of senior retail positions with Bloomingdale's, Galeries Lafayette and Saks Fifth Avenue, she joined Burberry Group plc and was President of Burberry, Americas, one of four global regions of Burberry Group plc which includes North and Latin Americas, from 1998 until March 2013.
Chief Executive since 2005 having been a non-executive director since 2003. After holding a number of senior general management positions within Goodyear throughout Latin America and then Asia, he became President of their Eastern European, African and Middle Eastern businesses and subsequently Chief Executive Officer of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe BV. He is the senior independent non-executive director of Johnson Matthey Plc.
Finance Director since 2006. A chartered accountant, he qualified with KPMG and joined Bunzl in 1993 as Internal Audit Manager. Subsequently he became Group Treasurer before taking up the role of Finance Director, Europe & Australasia in 1996 and Finance Director designate in June 2005. He is a non-executive director of United Utilities Group PLC and United Utilities Water PLC.
Non-executive director since January 2013. Having previously held a number of senior positions with PPR Group, Strafor Facom Group and Alfa Laval Group in France and Germany, he was Chairman and Chief Executive of Rexel SA from 2002 until 2012. He is presently Chairman of Europcar Groupe SA and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CFAO SA.
Executive director since 2004 and President and Chief Executive Officer, North America. Having joined Bunzl in 1990 when Packaging Products Corporation, of which he was an owner, was acquired, he held various senior management positions over 13 years before becoming President of North America in 2003. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2004.
Non-executive director since 2007 and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Formerly a Partner and Head of Audit and Assurance for the Midlands region of Arthur Andersen, he subsequently became Finance Director of Wagon plc before joining SEGRO plc, the European industrial property group, where he was Group Finance Director from 2006 until 2011 and is now Chief Executive.
Non-executive director since April 2013. With over 20 years experience in the technology distribution sector, he held a variety of senior positions with Ingram Micro and served as Chief Executive and President of their China Group and Managing Director of their business in Northern Europe before joining 20:20 Mobile Group Limited in 2008 as Chief Executive.