Our senior management team is responsible for ensuring that our operations, services and standards reflect the values we hold true to.
Appointment to the Board: Nicholas was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 26 January 2016 and will become Chairman when Peter Smith retires from the Board in May 2016 at the conclusion of the Company’s AGM.
Background and relevant experience: Nicholas has held a number of leadership roles in the private equity and investment sectors. He was co-founder of Schroder Ventures (the private equity group which later became Permira) of which he served as Chairman from 1984 to 2001. He later served as Chairman of SVG Capital plc, a publicly quoted private equity group, from April 2005 to November 2012.
Other appointments: Nicholas has been Chairman of Sky Plc since April 2012, having been appointed to the board as a Non-Executive Director in June 2004 and having previously served as Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also currently Chairman of Alta Advisers Limited, an investment advisory firm and Chairman and founder of Kilfinan Group, which provides mentoring by Chairman and CEOs to heads of charities.
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.
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 a Non-Executive Director of Petropavlovsk plc until mid 2015. He was 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. Charles has recently become Chairman of Rubicon Fund Management, a successful London based hedge fund.
Other appointments: A Senior Adviser at Citigroup, Charles also serves on the Board of EFG-Hermes and is a Trustee of the Landmark Trust and the Natural History Museum Development Board.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointment to the Board: Tim was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2012.
Background and relevant experience: Tim is Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Bank Limited and was formerly Chairman of Corporate Finance for Goldman Sachs (Asia). He was also Chairman of Grosvenor Asia Pacific Limited until 2013. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Tim worked at Jardine Fleming, becoming Group Chairman in 1999, and was a partner at Slaughter and May from 1975 to 1996.
Other appointments: Non-Executive Director of Aquarius Platinum Limited, Swire Pacific Limited and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.
Committee membership: Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee
Appointment to the Board: Liz was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 24 June 2014.
Background and relevant experience: Liz was previously Group Director, Corporate Affairs of 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. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen.
Other appointments: Non-Executive Director of Melrose Industries Plc and Novo Nordisk A/S. Senior Independent member of the House of Lords Audit Committee.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Appointment to the Board: Rupert was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 23 June 2015.
Background and relevant experience: Rupert has held a number of senior roles in financial institutions, most recently Chairman of Charles Taylor plc and Non-Executive Director of London Metal Exchange Holdings Limited, Tenet Group Limited and OJSC Nomos Bank. Prior to that he was Global Head, Financial Institutions Group, Corporate Investment Banking and Markets at HSBC and Head of European Insurance, Investment Banking at Citigroup Global Markets.
Other appointments: Chairman of Tullett Prebon plc, Chairman of Charles Taylor plc, Sanne Group plc and EMF Capital Partners.
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