Paul was appointed Chief Executive of Essentra plc in January 2017. Before that, he was Group Chief Executive of Coats plc from 2009-2016. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Tate & Lyle plc. Other previous appointments include Group CEO of Low & Bonar plc and Managing Director of Unipart International.
Paul Lynam joined Secure Trust Bank as Chief Executive in September 2010 and is also a Non-Executive Director of Arbuthnot Banking Group. Prior to joining Secure Trust Bank he spent 22 years with NatWest and RBS, latterly as Managing Director, Banking, for RBS/NatWest’s SME banking business across the UK. Before that he spent four years as the Managing Director of Lombard North Central PLC, the second largest asset finance and leasing business in the world.
Peter was CEO at Leeds Building Society for over seven years, stepping down in early 2019, having joined the business as General Manager in 2001. During his time as CEO assets doubled, profits trebled, and the Society became a Sunday Times top 100 Best Company to work for. Since leaving Leeds Building Society, Peter has developed a portfolio career and is currently Chairman of MortgageBrain, a Non-Executive Director at Pepper Money UK and also Pure Retirement. Previously he was also Chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders and a Board Member of UK Finance
Peter was appointed Chief Executive of Buried Hill Energy in April 2010 and a Non-Executive Director of Cairn Energy in April 2015. Prior to this he was Executive Vice President of Petro-Canada’s International and Offshore business. Previous appointments during 15 years at Enterprise Oil included GM of the UK business and CEO of the Italian Subsidiary in addition to which he spent a short time at Shell following their takeover of Enterprise in 2003. Peter is also a Trustee of the London Chamber Orchestra.
Peter is Chairman of Hamilton & Inches, Applecrate, Taste Communications and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and is a Board member at Pod Global Solutions. Peter was previously Chairman of Gleneagles Hotel and Visit Scotland, and a former Director of Diageo in Scotland. He is also President of Enable, a Patron of the Hospitality Industry Trust and Chairman of the One & All Foundation.
Peter was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Virgin Group in 2009 by Sir Richard Branson. Peter had been CEO of Quayle Munro Holdings plc (where he remains a senior adviser) which acquired his business New Boathouse Capital Ltd. Previously he held senior positions at Barings and Goldman Sachs.
Phil is Chair of Action Medical Research and a Trustee of Business in the Community and BBC Children in Need. In recent years he’s held non-executive director roles at BT, Travelex and Friends Life. He was also previously CEO of Zurich Financial Services and Group Financial Director of HBOS.
Rajiv Sharma became Group Chief Executive of Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company in January 2017. He has nearly 30 years of multi industry global experience managing complex businesses with blue chip companies that include Saab, Honeywell, GE and Shell. The majority of Rajiv’s career has been dedicated to growing or turning around businesses in the US, Europe and Asia and he has been on the board of joint ventures at both GE and Shell. Rajiv joined Coats in November 2010 as Global CEO Industrial and was responsible for developing and executing a growth strategy. Currently, he is also a Non-Executive Director of Senior plc.
Rob was led a successful career in media and communications. Having stepped down from his role as CEO of STV in 2017, after 10 years, he has now taken on a number of Non-Executive roles. He is currently Chairman of the Met Office, Ebiquity and Blancco. He also remains a trustee of the STV Children's Appeal, Chairman of the Developing the Young Workforce National Group and Chair of Court of Glasgow Caledonian University.