AO World PLC (AO.L)
AO.L on London Stock Exchange
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|64||2016||Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board|
|2017||Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director|
|2017||Founder, Executive Director|
|2015||Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director|
|2017||Director - Group Legal, Company Secretary|
|65||2014||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2014||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2018||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|Mr. Geoffrey I. Cooper is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company effective 1st July 2016. Geoff has over 20 years UK public company Board experience including Chair and Chief Executive Officer roles. He has significant retail and customer facing industry experience across the UK. Ability to steer Boards through high growth strategies and overseas expansion. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Card Factory plc and Bourne Leisure Holdings and adviser to Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP, former Non-Executive Chairman of Dunelm Group plc and former Chief Executive Officer of Travis Perkins Plc. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Card Factory plc and Bourne Leisure Holdings Limited.|
|Mr. Stephen Caunce is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He has thorough knowledge and understanding of the Group’s business having held Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer positions from 2005 until 2017. He substantial experience in growth businesses with a strong consumer focus. He has ignificant Board and management experience: previously Finance Director at Phones 4U Limited and senior positions held at MyTravel Plc and Preston North End Plc/ He is Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.|
|Mr. John Roberts is Founder, Executive Director of the Company. John is a Co-founded the business over 16 years ago giving him thorough knowledge and understanding of the Group’s business. He has extensive CEO experience; led the management team to successfully develop and expand the business during periods of challenging market conditions. He is Innovator and visionary lead, Significant market knowledge and understanding.|
|Mr. Mark Higgins is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was Group Finance Director for four years prior to appointment as AO’s Chief Financial Officer. He is Senior finance roles held at Enterprise Managed Services Ltd and the Caudwell Group. He was Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.|
|Ms. Julie Finnemore is Director - Group Legal, Company Secretary of the Company. She was Head - Group Legal, Company Secretary of the Company. She is a qualified solicitor who joined the Company from Atticus Legal LLP as Head of Group Legal in January 2014.|
|Ms. Jacqueline de Rojas is an Non-Executive Director of the Company. Jacqueline is the President of techUK and the chair of the Digital Leaders board. She sits as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of UK technology-based engineering business Costain Group plc and of the UK property website Rightmove plc. She serves on the government's Digital Economy Council. Prior to this, Jacqueline held senior executive roles at major technology companies, including Sage Group plc, Citrix Systems Inc, CA Technologies, Novell and McAfee International and was previously a non-executive director at Home Retail Group plc.|
|Mr. Christopher Hopkinson is an Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was former City Financial Analyst. He has significant industry experience. He holds a Masters degree in Logistics. He has been Executive Director of Better Business Support Ltd and Clifton Trade Bathrooms Ltd.|
|Ms. Marisa L. Cassoni is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is a ICAEW chartered accountant with extensive financial and governance experience in both private and public companies. Previously, she was finance director of John Lewis Partnership Ltd, Royal Mail Group and the UK division of Prudential Group. She is Panel member of the Competition and Markets Authority. She was Wealth of Board experience. She has been Non-Executive Director of Skipton Group Holdings Ltd, Enterprise Inns Plc and The People’s Operator Plc.|
|Mr. Brian James McBride is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Brian has Extensive online retail experience. He was former Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk and Chair of ASOS Plc and Wiggle Ltd. He has Significant non-executive and governance experience. He holds Masters degree in Economics, History and Politics.|
|Mr. Shaun McCabe is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Shaun is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Trainline, Europe's largest independent retailer for train tickets. Prior to Trainline, Shaun held senior positions at a number of consumer-focused online market leaders including International Director at ASOS plc and Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Amazon Europe.|
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