Clarkson PLC (CKN.L)
CKN.L on London Stock Exchange
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|60||2019||Chairman of the Board|
|2008||Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director|
|54||2015||Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director|
|2018||Group Company Secretary|
|2013||Senior Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2017||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2019||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|60||2018||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2015||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|Mr. William G. (Bill) Thomas is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Bill brings extensive international technology and management experience to the Board, gained through both his executive and non-executive careers. Bill currently chairs Spirent Communications plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange, and Node4, an unquoted IT infrastructure and services provider. He also serves as an independent Non-Executive Director of The Co-operative Bank p.l.c., where he chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of both the Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of cyber security specialist FireEye, Inc.; and chairs the Board of Trustees of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity. Bill has previously served as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of GFI SARL, XChanging plc, Balfour Beatty plc and VFS Global. His executive career included senior roles at Hewlett Packard and EDS.|
|Mr. Andi Case is an Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board as Chief Executive Officer on 17 June 2008, having previously been Clarksons’ Chief Operating Officer. Andi joined Clarksons in 2006 as Managing Director of the Group’s shipbroking arm, H Clarkson & Company Limited. He began his shipbroking career with C W Kellock and later Eggar Forrester. Prior to joining Clarksons he was with Braemar Seascope for 17 years, latterly as head of sale and purchase and newbuildings. Having worked in shipbroking his entire career, Andi brings to the Board extensive knowledge and experience of global integrated shipping services. He is recognised in the market as an industry leader. His detailed knowledge of Clarksons’ operations, combined with his commitment to drive the growth strategy, make him ideally placed to inspire and lead the workforce.|
|Mr. Jeffrey David Woyda is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2006. Jeff qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and before joining Clarksons was a member of the executive committee of Gerrard Group PLC. He also spent 13 years at GNI where he was Chief Operating Officer. Jeff serves as a Non- Executive Director of the International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC). Jeff‘s broad-based experience across a number of disciplines is extremely relevant to his role at Clarksons. In addition to his strong background in finance, Jeff brings an impressive track record in managing and delivering across broking, corporate finance, IT implementation and software development, HR and regulatory compliance. His career has spanned both publicly listed and private companies, as well as regulated industries. Jeff’s position at Clarksons was expanded to include the Chief Operating Officer role in 2015, recognising that his remit extended beyond Finance to IT, Legal, HR, Company Secretariat and Property Services.|
|Ms. Rachel Spencer is Group Company Secretary of the Company. Rachel has over 25 years’ listed company experience. She joined Clarksons from Aldermore Group PLC where she was the Company Secretary of both the listed entity and the regulated bank. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Company Secretary at Invensys PLC from 1999 until 2014 on the conclusion of its acquisition by Schneider Electric SA. Rachel is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Responsibilities Rachel acts as secretary to the Board and its Committees and is accountable to the Board (through the Chair) on all corporate governance matters.|
|Mr. Peter Backhouse is an Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 16 September 2013 and became Senior Independent Director on 5 November 2013. Peter is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HES International B.V., a leading provider of port services in dry and liquid bulk handling and a member of the Advisory Board of US private equity firm Riverstone Energy Partners. He has over 40 years’ experience in the international energy business. At British Petroleum he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BP Europe, Executive Vice-President of global refining and marketing, and head of both North Sea oil development and global mergers and acquisitions. He served as a Non-Executive Director of BG Group PLC, the international energy company, between 2000 and 2014. Peter is a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees.|
|Ms. Marie-Louise Clayton is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Marie-Louise is a chartered accountant and currently Chair of the audit committee of Zotefoams PLC, a Non-Executive Director of GCHO Holdings Ltd and trustee of Street League, a youth employment charity. Marie-Louise has served as Finance Director of Venture Production PLC, Chief Financial Officer & IT Director of the Primary Food Group division of Associated British Foods plc and Chief Financial Officer of Lincoln Gas Turbines at GEC Alstom. She also held roles at Advent Venture Capital, Exxon Chemicals, Inland Revenue and Guest, Keen and Nettlefold. Marie-Louise’s past non-executive appointments have included audit committee Chair of Diploma PLC and Forth Ports PLC and Non-Executive Director of Independent Oil & Gas Ltd and Ocean Rig ASA. Marie-Louise is a member of the audit committee and remuneration committee. Marie-Louise served as Finance Director of Venture Production plc (today part of Centrica plc), Chief Financial Officer and IT Director of the primary food group division of Associated British Foods plc, and Chief Financial Officer of Lincoln Gas Turbines at GEC Alstom. Her past non-executive appointments have included Audit Committee Chair of Zotefoams plc, Diploma plc and Forth Ports plc, and Non-Executive Director of Independent Oil & Gas PLC and Ocean Rig ASA. Marie-Louise is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants.|
|Mr. James Wyndham John Hughes-Hallett serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was appointed as a Director on 20 August 2014 and became Chairman on 1 January 2015. James is a Non-Executive Director of John Swire & Sons Limited. He is also Chairman of the Courtauld Institute of Art and of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. James was Chairman of John Swire & Sons Limited in London from 2005 to 2014 and before that Chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Pacific Limited in Hong Kong. Earlier in his career he was also the Managing Director and Chairman of The China Navigation Company and of Swire Pacific Offshore and chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association. He served as a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings PLC from 2005 to 2014. James is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an honorary fellow of the University of Hong Kong and of Merton College, Oxford. He was made a CMG in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours. James is Chair of the nomination committee and a member of the remuneration committee.|
|Dr. Timothy John Miller is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Dr. Tim Miller has over 30 years’ experience working in large-scale people businesses with significant international operations. Whilst Tim has extensive experience of HR and remuneration matters gained in his executive and non-executive career, his executive roles also gave him exposure across a broad remit including compliance, audit, assurance, financial crime, property and legal. Tim has a proven track record serving as a non-executive director and remuneration committee chair in listed companies which, together with his HR background, make his experience very relevant to his role at Clarksons. Career experience The majority of Tim’s executive career was within regulated industries, including roles at Glaxo Wellcome and latterly Standard Chartered, with global responsibility for a wide variety of business services. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of recruitment services provider Michael Page Group plc, chairing their remuneration committee.|
|Mr. Birger Nergaard is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has been Deputy Chairman of the Board of Clarksons Platou AS (formerly RS Platou ASA) since 2008. He is a Board member at Clarksons Platou Securities AS and Maritime & Merchant Bank AS. Birger established Four Seasons Venture (today Verdane Capital) in 1985 and was the company’s Chief Executive Officer until 2006. He is currently a Director of Verdane Capital’s funds V, VI, VII and VIII, Nergaard Investment Partners AS and an advisor to the P/E fund Advent International in Norway. Birger was awarded King Harald’s gold medal in 2006 for pioneering the Norwegian venture capital industry. He holds a law degree from the University of Oslo. Birger is a member of the remuneration committee.|
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