Dignity PLC (DTY.L)
DTY.L on London Stock Exchange
24 May 2019
24 May 2019
Change (% chg)
|2009||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|50||2009||Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director|
|2009||Finance Director, Executive Director|
|2018||Corporate Services Director, Executive Director|
|2012||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2015||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2017||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|Mr. Peter T. Hindley is no longer Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Dignity Plc., effective 13 June 2019. He has extensive experience of the industry having been appointed Chief Executive of Plantsbrook Group plc in 1991. He subsequently led a management buy out of Dignity in 2002. The Company was then floated on the Stock Exchange in 2004. Peter became Non-Executive Chairman in January 2009. Before entering the funeral service industry, Peter held a number of senior positions in retailing. Peter was appointed Chairman of the Steering Committee of the French funerals group OGF, SA in January 2014.|
|Mr. Mike K. McCollum is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Dignity Plc. He joined Dignity’s former parent, SCI, in 1995 from KPMG Corporate Finance in London. As Finance Director he was part of the management team that guided the Group through the leveraged buy out in 2002 and IPO in 2004. He was appointed Chief Executive in 2009. He has a law degree from Birmingham University, is a solicitor and also holds an MBA from Warwick University.|
|Mr. Steve L. Whittern is Finance Director, Executive Director of Dignity Plc. He joined the Group in 1999 from KPMG. He was appointed Finance Director at the beginning of 2009, having spent the previous two years as Financial Controller, being responsible for the Group’s finance function. Steve has led the three refinancings and Returns of Cash since 2010, and the debt and equity funding for the Yew Acquisition in 2013. Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a mathematics degree from Warwick University.|
|Mr. Richard Portman, FCA, is Corporate Services Director, Executive Director of Dignity Plc. He joined SCI from HSBC to be Chief Accountant in 1999. Following the IPO, Richard was appointed as Company Secretary and became Corporate Services Director in 2006. Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, holds a geography degree from Birmingham University, is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and is a Member of the Investor Relations Society. He is also one of the Trustees of the Dignity Welfare Trust.|
|Mr. James Wilson is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has also been appointed as a member of the Nomination Committee. James is a partner at Phoenix Asset Management Partners Ltd ('Phoenix') and manages The Huginn Fund. James joined Phoenix in 2013. Before Phoenix, James spent three years at Aviva Investors in the Pan-European equity team. James holds a masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Durham and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. James is a Non-Executive Director of Hornby Plc.|
|Ms. Jane Ashcroft is Non-Executive Independent Director of Dignity plc. She is Chief Executive of Anchor, a leading provider of services to older people and has held a number of senior positions since joining them in 1999. She is also Non-Executive Director of Care England and of the National Housing Federation, Vice Chair of the Associated Retirement Community Operators and was previously a Non-Executive Director of Stroud & Swindon Building Society. A graduate of Stirling University, she is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Trustee of Silver Line and was created a CBE in the 2014 New Years honours list.|
|Mr. David C. Blackwood is re designated as Interim Chairman of the Board of the Company effective 13 June 2019. He is no longer Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective from 13 June 2019. He is a Non-Executive Director, and Audit Chair of Scapa Group plc, and has previously served as a member of the Cabinet Office Audit and Risk Committee and the Board for Actuarial Standards. He was Chief Financial Officer of Synthomer plc for seven years, stepping down in 2015, prior to which he held a number of senior roles with ICI plc. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (FCT). David became Senior Non-Executive Director of Dignity on 31 January 2018.|
|Ms. Mary Jane McNamara is Non-Executive Independent Director of Dignity plc. She is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of One Savings Bank plc. She is also Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee for Motorpoint Group plc. Previously she was the Chief Executive of the Commercial Division for Close Brothers Bank. Prior to this Mary worked for GE for 17 years with leadership roles across the Consumer and Commercial Finance business.|
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