Stephen was appointed Chief Executive of private equity backed Protocol Education in 2005 and undertook two successful sales in his time as CEO before becoming Chairman in 2017. In addition to this role, he is currently a Board Advisor at Edtech organisations KnowledgeMotion and Pobble and an Investment Committee Member at Nexus Investment Ventures. Previously he was CEO at Whitehead Mann Group plc and he held the same role at Logicalis Group where he was also a Group Board Member of Datatec, a company listed in South Africa. Other previous appointments include Non-Executive Chairman at Mason Communications and International Vice President at Arthur D. Little.
Steve Barber is an experienced FTSE Non-Executive Director and Chairman. Currently, he is Chairman of Fenwick Limited, and a Non-Executive Director at National World and The AA; he chairs the audit committees at each of these organisations. Since 2000, he has held Board positions at a range of organisations, including: Intu Properties, Domino's Pizza Group and Next (NED and Audit Committee Chairman) and Channing School (Governor and Deputy Chairman). He has previously held Executive roles at Whitehead Mann, AFC Energy, Ernst & Young, Mirror Group and Price Waterhouse, where he was a senior partner.
Steve joined PageGroup in 1987, and was appointed Chief Executive in 2006. During his tenure the business has grown into a FTSE 250 company, with more than 5,800 staff across 35 countries. He is a Non-Executive Director of Debenhams plc and also serves on the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Corporate Partnership Board.
Steve joined N Brown in February 2016 as Financial Services Director and was appointed CEO of the Group three years later after six months as interim Chief Executive. Before joining N Brown, Steve was Financial Services Product and Marketing Director at Shop Direct and he was Product Director at Sainsbury’s Bank prior to that. Previously, he held senior manager positions at Halifax.
Steve joined Shawbrook as CEO in January 2016 from Santander UK, where he was Executive Director and Head of UK Banking, with responsibility for building its SME franchise, running the bank's Corporate, Commercial, Business and Retail Banking operations as well as Wealth Management. Prior to joining Santander in 2008, Steve spent eight years at RBS, where he was CEO of Business Banking, Retail Markets and Managing Director of Commercial Banking and Corporate Banking, Corporate Markets. Steve is the first member of our Alumni to join the Faculty, having previously participated in the Vital Few programme.
Tulsi Naidu is CEO for Zurich in the UK. She was appointed in 2016, after holding several executive roles at Prudential UK and Europe. In addition to her role as Chief Executive, Tulsi is a Board Member of The Association of British Insurers, and a member of the CBI President’s Council, the FCA Practitioner Panel and the Advisory Council of CityUK. In 2018, she was listed as one of IBUK’s Women of Influence and in December awarded Freedom of the City by the City of London.
Val is a Senior Independent Director at Vodafone plc, a Non-Executive Director at TUI AG and a Trustee of English National Ballet and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Previously, Val spent 10 years as CEO of Bupa, was Chairman of Premier Farnell plc and the Lawn Tennis Association and has held Non-Executive Director roles at Standard Chartered Bank plc, the Home Office, the BBC, J.Sainsbury plc, Compass Group plc, BAA plc and CWC Communications plc.
Vice Admiral Sir Tim McClement was Chairman of Protection Group International since its creation in 2013, stepping down in 2018. He is currently Chairman of CTruk Group, Mobilarm and Founder of The Project Pool. Previously, he was also a Non-Executive Director at Mobilarm and CWind. Prior to that he spent 35 years in the Royal Navy and his military service includes five command duties: two on submarines; two on frigates; and one as head of a Naval Task Group.