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Lord Rose joined the Board as Chairman Designate on 11 March 2013, and took over the role of Chairman on 10 May 2013. Lord Rose has worked in retail for over 40 years. He has held Chief Executive Officer positions at Argos plc, Booker plc, Arcadia Group plc and Marks and Spencer plc. He was Chairman of Marks and Spencer plc from 2008 to 2011. Lord Rose was recently appointed chairman of the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign, which aims to keep Britain in the EU. Lord Rose was knighted in 2008 for services to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility, and granted a life peerage in August 2014.
Chairman of Fat Face Group Limited; Chairman of Oasis Healthcare Limited; Chairman of Stylemania Limited, trading as Dressipi; Non-Executive Director of RM2 International S.A., listed on AIM; Non-Executive Director of Woolworths Holdings Limited, listed in South Africa .
Tim is the founding Chief Executive Officer of Ocado, which he started in 2000. Prior to Ocado, he spent eight years as a banker at Goldman Sachs, during which time he was based in London, Hong Kong and New York in the Fixed Income division. Tim graduated from Manchester University in 1992 with an honours degree in Economics, Finance and Accountancy.
Duncan joined the Board in September 2012. Prior to joining Ocado, Duncan was Chief Financial Officer of Fitness First plc, and previously Group Finance Director of Kingfisher plc, one of the world’s largest home improvement retailers. He has also been Finance Director of B&Q plc, Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Entertainment Group and held various senior finance positions at Burton Group Plc. Duncan holds a master’s degree in Engineering from King’s College, Cambridge. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Zoopla Property Group plc
Neill has been a Director since 2000, having advised Ocado since its founding. He has Board responsibility for legal, insurance, risk management, human resources and CR. Prior to Ocado, he was a barrister in practice at One Essex Court and spent nine years at Goldman Sachs in London in the investment banking and legal departments. Neill holds BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and a master’s degree in Law from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He is a member of the Bar of England and Wales, the New York Bar and a South Africa Advocate.
Non-Executive Director of Mr Price Group Limited, listed in South Africa Relevant Experience
Mark was Head of Technology at Ocado from 2001 until he joined the Board in 2012. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Ocado operation, including CFCs, logistics developments, customer service, business planning, engineering and technology. Mark is a Director of Paneltex Limited, a company in which the Group holds a 25% shareholding. Prior to joining Ocado, Mark held a number of IT positions at the John Lewis Partnership, including Head of Selling Systems at Waitrose. He graduated from University College, London with a degree in Physics.
Non-Executive Director at Paneltex Limited Relevant Experience
Ruth joined the Board in March 2010. She is chairman of the Audit Committee and also serves on the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Since retiring from KPMG seven years ago Ruth has gained non-executive director experience at three UK listed companies and chairs the audit committee at all three. She was a vice-chairman of the accounting and advisory firm KPMG in the UK from 2004 to 2009 and a member of the KPMG UK board from 1998 to 2004, where she was a member of the audit committee and chaired the nomination committee. At KPMG she advised many UK and international businesses and she is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Non-Executive Director of Travis Perkins plc; Non-Executive Director of Coats Group plc; Non-Executive Director of The Royal Parks, an executive agency of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport; Director and Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Robert originally joined the Board in 2000 as Logistics Director, before becoming a Non-Executive Director in 2006. He was previously Group Director of Information Technology at Transport Development Group plc, where he spent ten years in a variety of commercial and operational roles. Prior to that Robert spent ten years in North America with the logistics service business Christian Salvesen PLC, where he reached the position of Director of Business Development. Robert graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford with an honours degree in Modern History and Economics.
Chairman of Tyres on the Drive Limited
Jörn has over 25 years’ experience in corporate development and international mergers and acquisitions. Jörn holds a degree in Business Administration from Lund University, Sweden.
Group Board Member of Tetra Laval, and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee; Board Member of Alfa Laval AB; Board Member of DeLaval Holdings AB Relevant Experience
Emma joined the Board in December 2016 as an independent Non-Executive Director. She is a member of the Nomination Committee.
As Sky’s Group Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships Emma identifies and nurtures key strategic relationships with Sky’s technology partners, ranging from start-ups through to major international technology platforms. Emma has overseen the creation of Sky’s start up venture investment function and US presence leading to the investment in over 20 technology start-up’s including those made in Roku, 1 Mainstream and Jaunt VR.
Previously Emma was Sky’s Director of Emerging Products, where she led a team that focused on identifying new product opportunities across TV, online and mobile and then bringing them to scale. In this position, she played a key role in the early development of Sky’s award-winning multiplatform TV service, Sky Go. Emma joined Sky in January 2008 as a Business Development Director. She started her career in management consulting, where she has ten years business consulting and mobile telecommunications experience.
Doug joined the Board in October 2011 as an independent Non-Executive Director. He is chairman of the Remuneration Committee and also serves on the Nomination Committee. Douglas has been a pioneer of the Internet industry for a number of years, having been at eBay Inc. from 2001 to 2014, where he led the UK business and then turned around the pan-European business. Prior to joining eBay Inc. he was founder and general manager of a number of businesses in the Internet, broadcasting, software and hardware industries. Douglas read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chairman of Trainline.com Limited, trading as trainline; Chairman of Photobox Holdco Limited, trading as photobox; Cabinet Office Digital Advisory Board; President of eBay for Charity
Alex joined the Board in June 2012 as an independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed the Board's designated Senior Independent Director in April 2016. She is also a member of the Audit and Nomination Committee.
Alex was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the leading design and visual effects software firm, the Foundry, in November 2015. Alex was previously CEO of Shine Group, a global television content production company that is now part of a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global. Before Shine Group, Alex spent seven years in the television industry at talkbackTHAMES, FremantleMedia and RTL Group. Previously she worked in the Internet sector as a consultant. She holds a Physics degree from Imperial College, London and a Physics PhD from Imperial College and the Institute of Cancer Research.
Chief Executive Officer of the Foundry Visionmongers Limited, trading as The Foundry; Non-Executive Director of the Edinburgh TV Festival
Andrew joined the Board in March 2016 as an independent Non-Executive Director. He is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Andrew was appointed Deputy Group Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone Plc in August 2014. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Carphone Warehouse Plc. Having joined in 1995, Andrew held a variety of roles before being appointed UK CEO of Carphone Warehouse in 2001. He led the growth of the UK business to become the market leader in the mobile sector, and developed the fixed line strategy which led to the creation of the Talk Talk division. Andrew was also responsible for taking Carphone Warehouse to the US in 2006, and was instrumental in the creation of the highly successful Best Buy Mobile JV. From 2009, from within the Best Buy JV, Andrew was responsible for both Carphone Warehouse and Phone House operations, becoming Chief Executive Officer of the Best Buy JV in 2010 until it ended in 2013.
Trustee to the two charities Get Connected and Techknowledge.
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