Rick Haythornthwaite, Centrica

11 May, 2018

Board moves at Centrica, Whitbread, GSK and National Grid

Centrica Chairman Rick Haythornthwaite is to step down from the role in the next 12 months—which will take him to six years’ service. The recruitment process for his successor will be...
Birgit Conix, TUI

16 March, 2018

Board moves at TUI Group and Mondi

TUI Group Belgian executive Birgit Conix (pictured) is to succeed TUI Group’s Horst Baier as CFO. Conix will join the German-based travel operator in the summer, with Baier stepping dow...
Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

12 March, 2018

Certainty on Brexit transition preferred over ambitious deal, say businesses

Legal certainty on a rapidly agreed transition is more valuable to businesses in the UK than a more elaborate final Brexit deal agreed later, a recent survey of CFOs and CEOs reveals. Of the 280 CE...
Sir Gerry Grimstone, Standard Life

28 February, 2018

Board moves at Standard Life Aberdeen and Rolls-Royce

Standard Life Aberdeen Three non-executives and the chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen are to step down, as the business reorganises its boardroom following the merger of the investment gian...
Haynes Publishing

26 January, 2018

Board moves at Haynes Publishing, Findel and Interserve

Haynes Publishing A series of board appointments and role changes have been announced at motor manual business Haynes Publishing. James Bunkum is promoted to chief operating officer from ...
Ken Hanna

24 January, 2018

Board moves at Countrywide, Inchcape and Capita

Countrywide Countrywide chairman Peter Long has expanded his role following the departure of CEO Alison Platt. Long will serve as executive chairman until a successor to Platt is found. H...
British Land, Broadgate

19 January, 2018

Major board moves for British Land and insurance firm esure

Senior figures are on the move at British Land and esure. Simon Carter has joined British Land as CFO; he has held senior financial positions at both Logicor and Quintain Estates. British Land d...
Marks & Spencer

10 January, 2018

Dixons Carphone CFO to join M&S as retailer steps up transformation plan

The transformation of Marks & Spencer (M&S) to a multi-channel retailer has been boosted by the appointment of a new chief financial officer. Humphrey Singer, who has served as group financ...
Audit tendering

11 October, 2017

Corporates must get to grips with new accounting standards, says FRC

The implementation of critical and heavy-impact accounting standards by corporates will be a focus of attention for the financial watchdog in the coming year, alongside a need for better linking of st...
Boardroom

24 August, 2015

So you want to chair an audit committee?

Where do you start? The requirement for a non-financial services company is that you can demonstrate "recent and relevant financial experience". This is generally interpreted to mean that you have ...