Jock Lennox is Audit Committee Chair at Barratt Developments plc and held the same role at Dixons Carphone plc until the end of last year. He is Chair of Enquest plc and Hill & Smith Holdings plc, having previously been Audit Committee Chair at both companies. He Chairs the Audit Committee Chair Independent Forum, formed in 2016 to provide a platform for ACC views.
Jock retired from Ernst & Young in 2009, having been a partner for 20 years. At EY he worked as auditor and adviser to a range of UK listed companies with international and multi-national operations. He held a number of UK and Global leadership positions.
Alan is Audit Committee Chair and Senior Independent Director Marshall Motor Holdings plc and a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at AngloGoldAshanti. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Lonmin Plc. Prior to this he was Group Finance Director of The BOC Group plc. Before joining BOC, he worked for Inchcape plc for 22 years and was Group Finance Director from 1999 until 2005. From 2011 to 2018 he was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at the Weir Group PLC, and was Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair at Croda International plc and Johnson Matthey from 2011 until 2020. He is a Chartered Accountant and sits on the Business Policy Panel of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Mike is a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee at National Express Group plc. and holds the same positions at the GIC owned Luxembourg based Point Park Properties (P3) SARL. Until 31 January 2017, Mike was also Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at The Merchants Trust PLC.
He retired as an executive director and CFO of FTSE 100 Severn Trent plc in March 2015 having served almost 10 years in the role and a total of 15 years as a public company CFO. During his time with Severn Trent, Mike was engaged in the wider debate on future regulatory change in the water sector and how the industry is funded.
Mike is a Chartered Accountant and has been engaged across many years with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). He was President of ICAS in 2019-20, chairing the ICAS Council in that year. He was also variously, Vice Chair of ICAS Working Party on “The Future of Assurance”, Chair of the ICAS Business Policy Committee, Chair of the Policy Leadership Board and Chair of the Oversight Board.
Mike has extensive international business experience, having worked overseas over 14 years for CarnaudMetalbox, Elf Atochem and Price Waterhouse. He returned to the UK in 1997 working for Rolls Royce Plc from 1997 to 2000 in various senior roles including Finance Director of the Aerospace Group. He is a qualified pilot and aircraft owner.
Shonaid is currently non-executive director of Caledonia Investments plc and a member of the Governance, Nomination, Audit and Remuneration Committees; non-executive Chairman of MS Amlin plc and Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees and a member of the Risk and Solvency Committee; non-executive director of Greencoat UK Wind plc and Chairman of the Audit Committee; Senior NED and Chairman of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees and member of the Risk committee at Clear.Bank Ltd. She is also the examiner of the UK branch of an Indian children's cancer charity. She served for 8 years as a NED of GKN plc where she was Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Shonaid spent the first twenty years of her career at KPMG in London and Tokyo, rising to the position of Partner, Financial Services. In 2001, she moved to Unilever, where she was Senior Vice President, Finance and Information for Asia, based in Singapore, before returning to the UK as Finance Director for Unilever's global non-food business. In 2009, Shonaid joined CDC Group as Chief Operating Officer, a position she held until 2012.
Chris Jones was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of Santander UK on 30 March 2015, joining the Audit Committee at that time and becoming chairman of that committee on 30 June 2015. Chris is also a member of the Santander UK Remuneration Committee and Risk Committee and is Santander UK’s Whistleblowers’ Champion.
Chris is also an Independent non-executive director of Legal & General Investment Management where he chairs the audit committee, an Audit Committee member of the Wellcome Trust, Non-Executive Director of Redburn (Europe) Ltd and Investment Trustee of the Civil Service Benevolent Fund. Chris is a past president of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and was Chair of the ACT Advisory Board from 2010 to 2018. He has also been a member of the ICAEW FS Faculty’s Advisory Board since 2014.
Chris Jones was a partner at PwC from 1989 to 2014. He focused on the financial services industry from the mid-1980s and was a Senior Audit Partner specialising in the audit of banks and other financial services companies. He also led PwC’s EMEA Financial Services practice and was a member of their Financial Services global leadership team.
Carl is a Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of En+ Group PLC and EnQuest PLC.
He is also a member of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Energy Institute; a Director and Trustee of the Premier Christian Media Trust and the Lambeth Conference Company; a member of the Development Board of St Peter’s College, Oxford; and a member of the General Synod of the Church of England and of the Finance and Investment Committees of The Archbishops’ Council.
He joined Arthur Andersen in 1983, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a Partner in 1993. Throughout his professional career he specialised in the oil and gas, mining and utilities sectors, becoming the head of the UK energy and resources industry practice of Andersen in 1999 and subsequently of Deloitte in 2002. When Carl retired from the UK partnership of Deloitte in 2015 he was a vice-chairman, senior audit partner and leader of the firm’s energy and resources business globally.
Carl holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.
Lucinda is Non-Executive Director and Audit and Risk committee chair at Man Group plc, Non-Executive Director and Audit committee chair at Derwent London plc and a Non-Executive Director at Crest Nicholson plc. Lucinda also sits on a combination of the nomination committee, remuneration committee and risk committees at these companies. She was previously Chief Financial Officer and Director at FTSE100 British Land for seven years (2011-19) where in addition to her finance responsibilities she also led on Sustainability. Lucinda was a member of the Advisory Board to Sir John Kingman’s review of the FRC.
Lucinda studied law at Oxford University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Simon spent 35 years in an executive career with Royal Dutch Shell plc, retiring as CFO and Executive Director in March 2017. He has since developed a portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles, in both the public and private sector. He has a particular interest in strategy, financial performance, risk management and corporate governance. He became Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc on May 1, 2009. In addition to responsibility for all financial activities of the company, he was responsible for Strategy, Planning and Information Technology, and acted as Regional Executive Director for Asia Pacific with specific oversight of new business development in China.
Simon is Chair of the Audit Committee at Rio Tinto, and Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee at the Ministry of Defence. He is a member of the Investment and Development Committee of PetroChina. He joined the Board at Lloyds Banking Group in 2014 and Chaired the Audit Committee for 3 years before resigning from the Board at the end of September 2020. In December 2020 Simon was nominated to become Senior Independent Director of Harbour Energy plc in spring 2021, on completion of the reverse takeover and re-listing of Premier Oil plc.
Simon was a member of the Main Committee of the 100 Group of UK FTSE CFOs and Chair of the European Round Table CFO Taskforce, and remains a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Reform, a UK based think tank. He is a Fellow and member of the Advisory Panel of CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), and a Trustee of the Cambridge China Development Trust.
Clare is a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee at M&G plc. She is also Senior Independent Director and chair of the Audit Committee at Bupa. She retired from PwC in 2011 having been a partner for 23 years. At PwC she was audit/lead partner on major financial services groups and served UK Insurance leader and a member of the UK Assurance executive team.
Since leaving PwC she has built a portfolio of non-executive roles and has served as Chair of the Audit Committee of Bupa’s UK insurance business, a non-executive director of Direct Line Insurance Group plc, a non-executive director of Retail Charity Bonds plc and as Chair of the Audit Committee of Miller Insurance Services LLP.