Chairman of Wates Group since 2013, James is also Chairman of UK Contractors Group, Co-Chair of the government-sponsored Infrastructure Exports: UK, and a Non-Executive Director at Argent Services. He is a Member CBI Construction Council and a Commissioner for UKCES and was previous Chairman of CITB and past President of CIOB. Other charitable appointments include Chairman of the Prince’s Trust Corporate Advisory Group, a Trustee of the BRE Trust, Governor of the Emanuel School, and a patron on the Wates Family Enterprise Trust.
Jann Brown has held a number of leadership roles in the oil and gas sector. She was Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cairn Energy until 2014, when she left to co-found Magna Energy, a private equity backed company focussed on South Asia. Currently, she is Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of SOCO International Plc, as well as holding the roles of Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at three companies; Wood PLC, Troy Income and Growth Trust and Scottish Ballet. She is a Past President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland.
Jeremy was CEO of C Hoare and Co from 2009-2016. He was the first non family CEO of the UK's oldest private bank, which was founded in 1672 and remains wholly owned by the Hoare family. He was previously at Credit Suisse for over 20 years, where he worked in the UK, US and Switzerland. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of the British Bankers Association and Waterlogic PLC, and is currently a Trustee of Stewardship, and Allied Schools Trust.
Following five years as the CEO of Calvin Capital, Jim transitioned to the Chair role in 2017. Alongside this role, Jim also joined the Board of Energy Assets as a Non-Executive Director in December 2017. His previous experience includes roles as Customer Distribution Director of Virgin Money; Commercial Director of E.ON UK; senior roles at RBS, where he was Chief Executive of Tesco Personal Finance and also Managing Director of RBS Own Brand Business including Direct Line and Lombard Financial Services. Jim has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Edinburgh University.
John was appointed CEO of BillSave UK in October 2017 and became Chairman of Euroffice Ltd in December 2017. He is also a Senior Advisor at The Boston Consulting Group and a Non-Executive Director at Octopus Investments and wehkamp, the Dutch online retailer. John is an experienced CEO, leading Dunelm, Monsoon Accessorize, Dixons Retail and Tesco.com. Other previous leadership roles include Senior Vice President of Retail at Apple Inc, Non Executive Director of Easyjet plc, Operations Development Director at Tesco plc.
After a successful Executive career John is now working as a Non-Executive. He is Chairman of Good Energy Group plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Bank of Ireland UK and National Citizens Service Trust. Previously, he was a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Risk and Audit for Tandem Bank plc and Chairman elect of BlueStep (a Swedish Bank). He was also CEO of Williams & Glyn, Senior Advisor to Corsair Capital, Group Director Lloyds Banking Group and Group Chief Executive of Kensington Group plc.
John has had a successful career in both private and public sectors. His first CEO role was with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) from 2003-2007 after which he became CEO of Resolution Operations LLP until he stepped down in 2013. He is now Chairman of Towergate Insurance and a Board member of Crédit Suisse and Tilney Group Limited. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
In 2014 Justin became Chairman of Sofa.com, and in 2015 was appointed CEO of Radley + Co. Before that he was CEO of Aurum Holdings whose portfolio of brands includes Goldsmiths, Mappin & Webb and Watches of Switzerland. Prior to being appointed CEO, Justin was Chief Operating Officer of Aurum Holdings. Previously, Justin was Senior VP World Wide for Fossil Jewellery and Watches.
Katherine was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited in 2017. Katherine has over 27 years of investing experience in the global asset management industry and was previously with Alliance Trust plc. Initially as Chief Investment Officer and was their Chief Executive from 2008 until 2016.