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Chairman of Savills plc and Chairman of the Nomination Committee
Appointment to the Board: Peter was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 24 May 2004 and was elected Chairman with effect from 1 November 2004.
Background and relevant experience: Formerly UK Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Peter served for two years as Chairman of Coopers & Lybrand International and as a member of the global leadership team of PwC. He served as Chairman of RAC plc and was a Non-Executive Director of Safeway plc and the Equitable Life Assurance Society.
Other appointments: Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc and Paris Orleans SCA and Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc.
Committee membership: Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Group Chief Executive
Appointment to the Board: Jeremy joined Savills in 1980 and was appointed to the Board in 1999.
Background and relevant experience: He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Savills Commercial and Savills Europe for seven years until he was appointed as Group Chief Executive on 7 May 2008.
Committee membership: Nomination Committee.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Appointment to the Board: Simon joined Savills as Group Chief Financial Officer in March 2009.
Background and relevant experience: Simon is a Chartered Accountant. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Gyrus Group PLC, a position he held for five years until its sale to the Olympus Corporation. Simon was Chief Operating Officer of Profile Therapeutics plc for five years and also worked as a corporate financier, latterly at Hambros Bank Limited.
Other appointments: Non-Executive Chairman of Synairgen plc.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Appointment to the Board: Martin was appointed to the Board on 2 January 2007 and replaced Timothy Ingram as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director from 9 May 2012.
Background and relevant experience: Formerly, he was Group Finance Director of TI Group plc and held various executive roles with Terra Firma Capital Partners and its portfolio companies, including The Waste Recycling Group (Executive Chairman) and Le Meridien Hotel Group (Deputy Chairman). Prior to that he held a number of senior positions in investment banking with S G Warburg & Co., Morgan Stanley and Dresdner Kleinwort.
Other appointments: Non-Executive Director of Pennon Group plc, OAO Severstal, Shuaa Capital psc (Dubai), Chairman of The National Exhibition Group, and Chairman and Treasurer of FIA Foundation.
Committee membership: Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointment to the Board: Charles was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2000.
Background and relevant experience: Formerly, he was Co-Chairman of Citigroup’s European Investment Bank and served on the Boards of Witan Investment Company plc, Clearstream, the London Stock Exchange, LIFFE, British American Business Inc and was a member of both the Development Board and Advisory Council of the Prince’s Trust. He was also appointed by the Bank of England to serve on the City Capital Markets Committee and the Legal Risk Review Committee and was a member of the Fulbright Commission.
Other appointments: A Senior Adviser at Citigroup, Charles also serves on the Board of EFG-Hermes, Petropavlovsk plc (formerly Peter Hambro Mining plc) and is a Trustee of the Landmark Trust and the Natural History Museum Development Board.
Appointment to the Board: Tim was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2012.
Background and relevant experience: Until recently Tim was a Non- Executive Director of Chong Hing Bank Limited. Formerly he was Chairman of Grosvenor Asia Pacific Limited, Managing Director and Chairman of Corporate Finance Goldman Sachs (Asia) from 2001 until 2005 and Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs (Asia) from 2005 until 2012. Tim previously worked at Jardine Fleming, becoming Group Chairman in 1999, and was a Partner at Slaughter and May from 1975 to 1996.
Other appointments: A Non-Executive Director of Aquarius Platinum Limited, COSCO Pacific Limited, Swire Pacific Limited and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. Tim Freshwater was appointed as a Non-Executive Director (non-independent) and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific Company Limited on 6 October 2014.
Appointment to the Board: Liz was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive on 24 June 2014.
Background and relevant experience: Liz was previously Group Director, Corporate Affairs Smith & Nephew Plc between 2004 and 2011, and prior to 2004, was a director of 3i Plc, having spent her early career with Gartmore, CVC and latterly 3i as a private equity investor.
Other appointments: Liz is currently a Non-Executive Director of Melrose Industries Plc and Novo Nordisk A/S.
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