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Board of Directors

KEY:

  • 1
  • Member of the
    Audit Committee
  • 2
  • Member of the
    Ethics Committee
  • 3
  • Member of the
    Nomination
    Committee
  • 4
  • Member of the
    Remuneration
    Committee
  • 5
  • Member of the
    Risk Committee

Philip Rogerson

Chairman

Appointment to the Board
Appointed to the Board 1 March 2012 and became Chairman on 26 July 2012

Committees
Ethics Committee (Chairman)
Nomination Committee (Chairman)
Remuneration Committee

Current directorships and business interests

  • Bunzl plc, chairman
  • Advisory Board of the North and East London Commissioning Support Unit (NELCSU) of the NHS, chairman
  • Non-executive director and senior independent director on the board of Blancco Technology Group plc

Career, skills and experience
Philip was formerly chairman of Aggreko plc and Carillion plc. He was an executive director of BG plc (formerly British Gas plc) from 1992 to 1998, latterly as deputy chairman.

  • Member of the Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

Martin Sutherland

Chief Executive Officer

Appointment to the Board
Appointed to the Board on 13 October 2014

Committees
Nomination Committee
Risk Committee

Current directorships and business interests

  • International Currency Association, member

Career, skills and experience
Martin joined De La Rue from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, where he was Managing Director since its acquisition by BAE Systems in 2008. At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly Detica), Martin was responsible for the strategic expansion of the business internationally through both organic growth and acquisitions. Prior to joining Detica in 1996, Martin worked for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and British Telecom.

  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Risk Committee

Jitesh Sodha

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Appointment to the Board
Appointed to the Board on 10 August 2015

Committee
Risk Committee

Career, skills and experience
Jitesh is a CIMA qualified accountant and has worked in a range of businesses with an international footprint, most recently Greenergy International, one of the largest private companies in the UK, where he served as CFO from 2008 until May 2015. His previous roles included CFO of Mobilestreams Plc, where he played a key role in the IPO, and CFO of T-Mobile International UK.

  • Member of the Risk Committee

Sabri Challah

Independent
Non-executive Director

Appointment to the Board
Appointed to the Board on 23 July 2015

Committees
Audit Committee
Ethics Committee
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee (Chairman)

Current directorships and business interests

  • Contemporary Art Society, trustee

Career, skills and experience
Sabri was a Partner at Deloitte from 1991 to 2013, where he had a varied career. He served as a member of both the Deloitte UK Board, where he acted as chairman of the remuneration committee, and the Deloitte Global Board, where he was chairman of the succession planning committee. Sabri was also chairman of Igneus UK Limited, a leading provider of welfare to work services. Sabri has significant and wide ranging experience in organisational design, change management, strategy, and corporate development.

  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

Maria da Cunha

Independent
Non-executive Director

Appointment to the Board
Appointed to the Board on 23 July 2015

Committees
Audit Committee
Ethics Committee
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee

Current directorships and business interests

  • British Airways, director of People and Legal

Career, skills and experience
Maria has spent her career in a range of legal roles as a solicitor and in-house at Lloyds of London and since 2000, with British Airways where she is director of people and legal and is a member of the executive board, corporate security board and pensions strategy board. Maria is experienced at working with international regulators and governments and has a deep understanding of operational risk, including cyber security, data and mobile risk. She also has significant geo-political, multi channel distribution, acquisition and post merger integration experience.

  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

Nick Bray

Independent
Non-executive Director

Appointment to the Board
Appointed to the Board on 21 July 2016
Committees
Audit Committee (Chairman)
Ethics Committee
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee
Current directorships and business interests
• Sophos Group plc, chief financial officer
• Prince’s Trust Technology Sector Group, board member

Career, skills and experience 

Nick was appointed to the Board on 21 July 2016 and became the chairman of the Audit Committee with immediate effect. Nick has extensive international experience in the technology and information security industries and for the last five years has been Chief Financial Officer of security software firm Sophos Group plc. Before joining Sophos, he was Chief Financial Officer at Micro Focus International plc, Fibernet Group plc, and Gentia Software plc. Prior to that, he held various senior financial positions at Comshare Inc. and Lotus Software.

  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

Rupert Middleton

Chief Operating Officer

Appointment to the Board
Appointed to the Board on 23 July 2015

Committee
Risk Committee

Career, skills and experience
Rupert joined De La Rue in October 2011 as Managing Director, Supply Chain before being appointed Chief Operating Officer in April 2015. Rupert has extensive experience of manufacturing with particular emphasis on printing. His previous role was group director of manufacturing at Trinity Mirror, responsible for the integrated manufacturing division that prints all Trinity Mirror newspaper titles. Prior to joining Trinity Mirror, Rupert was integration director at Transport for London, managing director of a division within The Stationery Office and managing director of Westferry Printers.

  • Member of the Risk Committee

Andrew Stevens

Senior Independent
Non-executive Director

Appointment to the Board
Appointed to the Board on 2 January 2013

Committees
Audit Committee
Ethics Committee
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee

Current directorships and business interests

  • CAE Inc., non-executive director
  • Hèroux-Devtek Inc., non-executive director

Career, skills and experience
Andrew has extensive international experience in the technology and engineering sectors, having spent over thirty years operating across the globe, including in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He was a director of Cobham plc between 2003 and 2012, where he held a range of positions, becoming chief executive in 2010 until stepping down from that role in June 2012. Before that he held senior positions in Rolls Royce, Messier Dowty International and Spirent plc. Andrew was appointed Senior Independent Director on 23 July 2015.

  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

Edward Peppiatt

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Appointment
Appointed as General Counsel on 1 March 2009 and as Company Secretary with effect from 1 April 2009

Committee
Risk Committee (Chairman)

Career, skills and experience
Edward has many years of experience as a general counsel and company secretary in publicly quoted businesses and his roles in the past have included responsibility for risk, security, insurance, HSE and HR. He was previously general counsel and corporate secretary of Christian Salvesen PLC and prior to that practised as a corporate lawyer at Stephenson Harwood. He is a qualified solicitor and holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

  • Member of the Risk Committee