BOARD OF DIRECTORS.


 
John Stewart Tim Breedon Nigel Wilson Mark Gregory John Pollock Henry Staunton Rudy Markham Dame Clara Furse Nicholas Prettejohn Mike Fairey Stuart Popham Julia Wilson
 
John Stewart, Chairman (photo)

JOHN STEWART.

CHAIRMAN

Skills and experience: John was appointed Chairman of the Company on 1 March 2010. He has extensive experience of financial services. He was a director of the Telstra Corporation, a member of the Australian Federal Attorney General’s Business Government Advisory Group on National Security and a Member of the Australian Prime Minister’s Task Group on Emissions Trading. Other former roles include: Chief Executive of Woolwich (1996-2000), Deputy CEO of Barclays (2000-2003) and Chief Executive of National Australia Bank (2004-2008).

External appointments:

  • The Court of the Bank of England
  • Southern Cross Stud LLP

Committee membership:

  • Nominations Committee (Chair)
 
Tim Breedon, Group Chief Executive (photo)

TIM BREEDON.

GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Skills and experience: Tim was appointed to the Board in January 2002 as Group Director (Investments) and became Group Chief Executive in January 2006. He joined Legal & General in 1987. Tim is the Chairman of the Association of British Insurers and was recently appointed as chair of the BIS Taskforce on non-bank lending. Former directorships include: the Investment Management Association and the Financial Reporting Council. Tim is Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

External appointments:

  • Association of British Insurers
 
Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Financial Officer (photo)

NIGEL WILSON.

GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Skills and experience: Nigel was appointed to the Board in September 2009. Prior to joining Legal & General, Nigel was Chief Financial Officer of United Business Media Limited (from 2001) and appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2008. Previous appointments include non-executive director of Halfords Group Plc, Group Finance Director at Waste Management International Plc, Chief Executive, Corporate, Guinness Peat Aviation (G.P.A.), Head of Corporate Finance and Group Commercial Director of Dixons Group Plc, Managing Director of Stanhope Properties Plc and a consultant at McKinsey & Co.

External appointments:

  • Capita plc.
 
Mark Gregory, Group Executive Director (Savings) (photo)

MARK GREGORY.

GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (SAVINGS)

Skills and experience: Mark was appointed to the Board in January 2009. He joined Legal & General in 1998 and has held a variety of divisional finance director roles and served as Group Financial Controller, Communications and Resources Director, Resources and International Director and UK Service Operations Director. From 2006, he was Managing Director, With-Profits. Prior to joining Legal & General, he had worked in senior financial and business development roles at companies, including Kingfisher Plc and ASDA. Mark is a qualified chartered accountant.

External appointments:

  • Westdown Park Management Company Limited
 
John Pollock, Group Executive Director (Risk) (photo)

JOHN POLLOCK.

GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (RISK)

Skills and experience: John was appointed to the Board in December 2003, having joined Legal & General in 1980. John’s former roles include: Director, UK Operations; Managing Director, Legal & General Asia and various posts in Customer Services and IT.

External appointments:

  • The Financial Services Practitioner Panel
 
Henry Staunton, Vice Chairman And Senior Independent Non-Executive Director (photo)

HENRY STAUNTON.

VICE CHAIRMAN AND SENIOR INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Skills and experience: Henry was appointed to the Board in May 2004. Henry is an experienced finance professional and well regarded dealmaker with a long history of large corporate transactions. Former roles include: Finance Director of ITV Plc and Granada Group Plc, Chairman of Ashtead Group Plc and non-executive director of EMAP Plc, New Look Retail Group Ltd, Independent Television News Limited, Vector Hospitality Plc and Ladbrokes Plc.

External appointments:

  • Standard Bank Plc
  • Merchants Trust Plc (The)
  • WH Smith Plc
  • Capital & Counties Properties Plc

Committee membership:

  • Audit Committee (Chair)
  • Nominations Committee
  • Group Risk Committee
 
Rudy Markham, Independent Non-Executive Director (photo)

RUDY MARKHAM.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Skills and experience: Rudy was appointed to the Board in October 2006. Rudy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He was awarded the CIMA Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award in 2005. Former roles include: Chief Financial Officer, Director of Strategy and Technology and Treasurer of Unilever Plc, Chair and CEO of Unilever Japan and Chair of Unilever Australia.

External appointments:

  • Standard Chartered Plc
  • AstraZeneca Plc
  • United Parcel Service Inc
  • CSM NV

Committee membership:

  • Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee (Chair)
 
Dame Clara Furse, Independent Non-Executive Director (photo)

DAME CLARA FURSE.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Skills and experience: Clara was appointed to the Board in June 2009. She is Chairman of the Lead Expert Group for the UK Government Office for Science’s Foresight project on the future of computer trading in financial markets. Former roles and directorships include: non-executive director of LCH Clearnet Group Limited, Euroclear Plc, Fortis and a member of the Shanghai International Financial Advisory Committee. Clara was the Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange between 2001 and 2009. Her career has spanned a broad range of global financial markets during 32 years in financial services.

External appointments:

  • Nomura Holdings Inc
  • Amadeus IT Holdings S.A.
  • UK Department for Work and Pensions

Committee membership:

  • Nominations Committee
  • Group Risk Committee
 
Nick Prettejohn, Independent Non-Executive Director (photo)

NICHOLAS PRETTEJOHN.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Skills and experience: Nick was appointed to the Board in November 2010. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the UK and international insurance industry. Former roles include: Chief Executive of Lloyd’s of London, Chief Executive Officer of Prudential UK & Europe, and Executive Director of Prudential Plc. Nick is a Trustee of the Royal Opera House, Chairman of the Britten- Pears Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Royal Northern College of Music.

External appointments:

  • Brit Insurance Holdings B.V.

Committee membership:

  • Audit Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Group Risk Committee (Chair)
 
Mike Fairey, Independent Non-Executive Director (photo)

MIKE FAIREY.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Skills and experience: Mike was appointed to the Board in May 2011. He has significant experience in the UK financial services sector. He was previously Deputy Group Chief Executive, Lloyds TSB Group Plc from 1998-2008 and a non-executive director of Northern Rock plc. He is a trustee of the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, a registered charity.

External appointments:

  • Vertex Group Limited
  • ARP Energy Plc
  • Danske Bank A/S
  • The Energy Saving Trust Limited
  • Lloyds TSB Group Pension Trust Ltd

Committee membership:

  • Audit Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
 
Stuart Popham, Independent Non-Executive Director (photo)

STUART POPHAM.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Skills and experience: Stuart was appointed to the Board in July 2011. Stuart has extensive legal knowledge and business acumen. He was previously the Senior Partner of Clifford Chance LLP from 2003-2011. Stuart is Chairman of TheCityUK, the body created to promote financial services. He is an International Envoy for London. Stuart is also a member of the Business Advisory Forum of the Saïd Business School, Oxford University. Stuart is on the Council of Birkbeck College, University of London, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Barbican Trust.

External appointments:

  • Citigroup, Vice Chair of EMEA Banking

Committee membership:

  • Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Group Risk Committee
 
Julia Wilson, Independent Non-Executive Director (photo)

JULIA WILSON.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Skills and experience: Julia was appointed to the Board in November 2011. She has significant corporate finance, tax and accounting experience. She is the Group Finance Director of 3i Group Plc and a member of its Board since 2008. Previously, she was the Group Director of Corporate Finance at Cable & Wireless plc. At Cable & Wireless plc she held a number of finance roles and was responsible for the Finance, Treasury, and Tax functions. Julia is a member of the ICAEW (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

External appointments:

  • 3i Group Plc

Committee membership:

  • Audit Committee
  • Nominations Committee
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