Post Office Limited’s Board of Directors is chaired by Tim Parker. As Non-Executive Chairman he is independent both of the executive management of Post Office Limited and of its shareholder, The Board comprises the Chairman, five other Non-Executive Directors and two Executive Directors.
Tim Parker - Independent Chairman Joined the Board 1 October 2015
[Chairman of the Nominations Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee]
Tim Parker became Chairman of the Post Office on 1st October 2015 and took on the role of Chairman at the National Trust on 8th November 2014.
He also took on the role of Chairman of HM Courts & Tribunals Service on 27th April 2018. He is Chairman of Samsonite.
Tim has enjoyed a long business as CEO of several well-known companies. After a spell in the Treasury as an economist, he studied at the London Business School, and soon after was appointed as general manager of a subsidiary of Thorn EMI based in Chicago. In 1989 he led the management buy-out of Kenwood, the kitchen appliances company.
Subsequently he has been CEO of Clarks, the shoe company, Kwik-Fit, the AA, and until recently, Samsonite, where he remains Chairman. Tim has been Chairman of Channel Nine TV in Australia and the Autobar Group, Europe’s largest vending company. He has also served as a non-executive director on the Boards of Legal & General, Alliance Boots and Compass Group.
He is also a director and owner of the British Pathe film archive.
Ken McCall – Senior Independent Director Joined the Board 21 January 2016
[Chairman of Remuneration Committee and member of both the Audit, Risk and Compliance and the Nominations Committees]
Formerly Deputy Group Chief Executive of Europcar Mobility Group, an Sbf 125 listed Company on the Paris Stock Exchange, Europcar is the market Leader in Mobility Services.
Prior to this Ken was the Chief Executive of DHL Express UK and Ireland, one of the Global Leaders in Mail and Logistics Services.
He has in addition held Non Executive Roles in the leading fashion retailer SuperDry PLC and was the Non Executive Chairman of Asia’s leading Indoor Farming Company.
Alisdair Cameron - Interim Chief Executive Joined the Board 28 January 2015
Alisdair joined Post Office in January 2015. Prior to this appointment, from 2002 to 2014 he worked in a variety of roles for Centrica plc, a FTSE 100 company, including Director of Audit and Risk, Group Financial Controller, Finance Director of British Gas and Managing Director of British Gas Enterprise. Previously he was a partner with Deloitte and Arthur Anderson and served as a trustee of the e-Learning Foundation.
Alisdair is a Non-Executive Director of Dover Harbour Board and has just finished an 8 year term as a Non-Executive Director of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Tom Cooper – Non-Executive Director Joined the Board 27 March 2018
[Member of both the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and the Remuneration Committee]
Tom Cooper is also a Non-Executive Director of East West Rail Company Limited and a Director at UKGI. Before joining UKGI he was Global Co-Chairman of M&A at Deutsche Bank for eight years and also worked for 21 years at UBS Investment Bank, where he held a variety of roles including work in the transport sector, utility sector and finally as Head of European M&A.
Tim Franklin - Non-Executive Director Joined the Board 19 September 2012
[Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Non-Executive Chairman of Post Office Management Services Limited, Post Office Limited’s insurance subsidiary]
Tim has had over 30 years executive experience in a variety of organisations in the banking industry and joined the Post Office board in 2012 as a non executive director. Tim sits on the Audit and Risk Committee as well as the board of Post Office Insurance.
He is an experienced non executive and is Chairman of AIM Listed Bank Private and Commercial Finance Group PLC and a non executive Board member of Topaz Finance Limited. He is also an accredited executive coach working with boards internationally.
Shirine Khoury-Haq - Non-Executive Director Joined the Board 24 May 2018
[Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee]
Shirine Khoury-Haq was Chief Operating Officer of Lloyd’s until March 2019 with responsibility for its global operations, business transformation, data, IT, operational risk management and real estate functions. She was also responsible for driving the modernisation and digitisation of the Lloyd’s and the wider London (re) insurance market as the sponsor of the London Market’s Target Operating Model (TOM) initiative.
Shirine joined Lloyd’s from Catlin, where she was Group Head of Operations and UK Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, Shirine was an Associate Partner at IBM, specialising in the retail and consumer products industries, and focussing on large systems and business transformation projects, as well as post merger/acquisition integration. Shirine also had responsibility for finance and operations for several regions while employed at McDonald's Corporation.
Shirine holds an MBA from Ohio State University and is a US Certified Public Accountant.
Carla Stent - Non-Executive Director Joined the Board 21 January 2016
[Chairman of Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee]
Carla has held a number of senior positions in banking, private equity and retail industries. She has had direct responsibility for corporate finance & post-merger integration, strategy, business operations, brand development & management and business transformation. Carla has operated at Board level in several countries for organisations including Virgin Group, Barclays Bank plc and the Thomas Cook Group.
Carla now has a portfolio career; heading MCS Advisory Limited, a consultancy that provides interim strategic, financial and operational advice to clients in the private, public and third sectors. She also serves as a non executive director and / or chair person on the boards and sub committees of Savernake Capital Group, JPM Morgan Elect plc, Marex Spectron Limited, the Post Office and Power to Change Trust. She has previously served on the boards and committees of Christian Aid, Change Alliance (India) and the Princes Teaching Institute.
Carla is also a serial angel investor and is a frequent speaker on building alternative careers, corporate culture, gender equality and philanthrophy. She mentors emerging talent and C suite executives.
Carla is a qualified chartered accountant and was born and educated in South Africa.
Jane MacLeod – Company Secretary Appointed as Company Secretary 31 August 2017
Jane joined the Post Office in January 2015 as a member of the Post Office Group Executive with responsibility for Legal, Governance, Risk & Compliance and Internal Audit. Having qualified as a solicitor in Australia in 1985, Jane has subsequently gained significant experience both in private practice and in-house in a variety of roles predominantly in financial services. Jane was appointed as Company Secretary in September 2017.
The responsibilities of the Board include setting the company’s strategic aims, providing the leadership to put them into effect, supervising the management of the business and reporting to the shareholder.
There are number Board committees which deal with specific topics requiring independent oversight including Audit, Risk and Compliance, Nominations of the Board, Pensions and Senior Remuneration.
Each Committee is chaired by a Non-Executive Director and operates within its own agreed, documented Terms of Reference.
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