Kevin Loosemore
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Director

Appointment to the Board

Appointed to the Board on 2nd September 2019 and became Chairman on 1st October 2019

Committees

  • Ethics Committee (Chairman)
  • Nomination Committee (Chairman)

Current directorships and business interests

  • Micro Focus International plc, Chairman
  • Iris Software Group Limited, Non-executive director

Career, Skills and experience

Kevin has served on the boards of a broad spectrum of businesses, including as Chairman of Morse plc and as a non-executive director of Big Food Group plc and Nationwide Building Society. He has also held senior executive positions, including as Chief Operating Officer of Cable & Wireless plc and senior positions in Motorola and IBM. He was Managing Director of one of De La Rue’s businesses between 1997 and 1999.

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Clive Vacher
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Chief Executive Officer

Appointment to the Board

Appointed to the Board on 7 October 2019

Committees

  • Nomination Committee
  • Risk Committee

Career, skills and experience

Clive has more than sixteen years’ experience running complex P&Ls for global industrial companies in the commercial and government/defence sectors. He has significant experience of international business transformation and operational performance improvement. Clive was previously Chief Executive Officer and President of Dynex Power Inc., a Canadian publicly listed company, where he led the privatisation sale of the company in March 2019. He was also a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dynex Semiconductor Limited to 5 April 2019. Previously, he has held senior positions with Pratt and Whitney, Rolls-Royce, General Dynamics Corporation and B/E Aerospace Inc. Clive currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Lincoln International Business School at the University of Lincoln.

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Sabri Challah
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Senior Independent Director

Appointment to the Board

Appointed to the Board on 23 July 2015

Committees

  • Audit Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Nomination Committee

Current directorships and business interests

  • Robert Kime Limited, advisor
  • Actis, senior advisor

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.

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Maria da Cunha
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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

  • Royal Mail plc, non-executive director
  • Community Integrated Care, trustee
  • Competition and Markets Authority, panel member

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.

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Nick Bray
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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

Career, skills and experience

Nick has extensive international experience in the technology and information security industries and for the last six years had served as 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.

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Jane Hyde
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General Counsel and
Company Secretary

Appointment

Appointed as General Counsel on 20 January 2020 and as Company Secretary with effect from 22 January 2020

Committees

  • Risk Committee (Chairperson)

Career, skills and experience

Jane has many years of experience as a general counsel and an adviser to publicly quoted businesses, with a particular focus on strategic projects and risk management. Her previous role was with Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc where she was Head of Corporate and European Legal. Prior to that, she spent a number of years in investment banking, with corporate broking and corporate finance roles at JPMorgan Cazenove and in regulatory compliance at Nomura International. She trained and practised as a corporate lawyer at Freshfields and is a qualified solicitor.

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