National Express Group PLC (NEX.L)
NEX.L on London Stock Exchange
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|72||2013||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|51||2010||Group Chief Executive, Executive Director|
|49||2008||Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board|
|47||2017||Group Finance Director, Executive Director|
|2018||Group Company Secretary|
|64||2011||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|46||2015||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|60||2014||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|61||2015||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|66||2011||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|61||2016||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|58||2016||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2016||IR Contact Officer|
|Sir John A. Armitt, CBE is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of National Express Group Plc. Sir John Armitt has a wealth of experience in the rail, engineering and construction industries. He was President of the Institution of Civil Engineers from 2015 to 2016 and a member of the Board of Transport for London from 2012 to 2016. Sir John was Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority from 2007 to 2014 and Chairman of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council from 2007 to 2012. From 2001 to 2007, he was Chief Executive of Network Rail and its predecessor, Railtrack. In 1997, he was appointed as Chief Executive of Costain Group PLC, a position he held until 2001. Before this, Sir John was Chief Executive of Union Railways, the company responsible for the development of the high-speed Channel Tunnel Rail Link. This followed a 27-year career at John Laing PLC. Sir John was awarded the CBE in 1996 for his contribution to the rail industry and received a knighthood in 2012 for services to engineering and construction. Deputy Chairman of Berkeley Group Holdings PLC, and Chairman of the City & Guilds Group, the National Infrastructure Commission and the Government Commission on the Thames Estuary. Independent Non-Executive Director of Expo 2020.|
|Mr. Dean Finch is Group Chief Executive, Executive Director of National Express Group Plc. Dean Finch qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, where he worked for 12 years, specialising in Corporate Transaction Support Services, including working for the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising on the privatisation of train operating companies. Prior to joining National Express, he was Group Chief Executive of Tube Lines from May 2009. Before that he worked for over ten years in senior roles within FirstGroup PLC where he was Managing Director of the Rail Division from 2000 to 2004 and then was appointed to the main board as Group Commercial Director in 2004, before being made Group Finance Director. With the completion of the Laidlaw acquisition, Dean became Chief Operating Officer in North America before returning to the UK as Group Chief Operating Officer. Until May 2016, he was a Non-Executive Director of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.|
|Mr. Jorge Cosmen is Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of National Express Group Plc. Jorge Cosmen was appointed to the Board at the time of the ALSA transaction. He was appointed Deputy Company Chairman in October 2008. He was Corporate Manager for the ALSA Group from 1995, becoming Chairman in 1999. Between 1986 and 1995, he worked in sales, distribution and banking. Jorge is a Business Administration graduate and has an International MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.|
|Mr. Chris Davies is Group Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company. A qualified management accountant, Chris Davies joined National Express in May 2017 from Inchcape plc where he was Group Financial Controller and Treasurer from 2013. He also acted as interim Group Chief Financial Officer for Inchcape from January to April 2016. Chris has significant international senior financial experience having started his career with Andersen Consulting, before joining Boots, then Marakon Associates (a strategic consultancy). He spent ten years at Diageo plc, where he held a number of strategic and financial positions on three continents, culminating in him being Chief Financial Officer of its North American division from 2010-2012.|
|Mr. Matthew Ashley is Executive Director of the Company. A qualified chartered accountant, Matt Ashley was appointed as President and CEO of the North America business on 1 September 2017. He originally joined National Express in 2010 as Group Financial Controller and most recently served as Group Finance Director from October 2014 until the end of May 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Matt worked at Deloitte where he was a Director specialising in transport and infrastructure and the auditing of listed companies.|
|Mr. Joaquin Ayuso Garcia is an Non-Executive Independent Director of National Express Group Plc. Joaquin Ayuso has more than 35 years’ experience with Ferrovial, the €10 billion Spanish transport infrastructure and services group that employs over 100,000 people worldwide. He was appointed CEO in 2002, and held that position until October 2009. During this period, Ferrovial expanded internationally with business interests in the UK, US, Canada, Latin America and Europe. Board Vice Chairman for Ferrovial, Non-Executive Director of Bankia, Chairman of the Board of Autopista del Sol SA, Non-Executive Director of Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios SA and Senior Advisor to AT Kearney in Spain and Portugal.|
|Mr. Matthew Crummack is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Matthew Crummack has 25 years’ experience in both consumer product and digital service industries. He has successfully worked across multiple functions, geographies and sectors, while in the last 12 years building up significant leadership experience in technology enabled digital companies. In 2016, Matthew was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Aston University for his achievements as an alumnus, and is Chair of the University’s Business Advisory Group. He previously served as CEO of lastminute.com, the online travel and leisure retailer, from 2011 until March 2015 when the business was acquired by Bravofly Rumbo Group (subsequently renamed lastminute.com Group). He served as Deputy CEO and Chief Integration Officer until December 2015, following which he served as a member of its Strategic Advisory Committee. In addition, Matthew was formerly a Senior Vice President of Lodging at Expedia in Europe and the US, has previously worked for Nestle UK, and spent eight years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of roles.|
|Ms. Jane Kingston is Non-Executive Independent Director of National Express Group Plc. Jane Kingston served as Group Human Resources Director for Compass Group PLC from 2006 until her retirement in 2016. Prior to this, she served as Group Human Resources Director for BPB PLC from 2002 until its acquisition by Saint Gobain SA in 2006. Jane’s earlier career in HR has spanned a variety of sectors, including engineering and building materials with Enodis PLC and Blue Circle PLC (now Lafarge SA) and garment and textiles with Coats Viyella PLC, as well as the British car industry. She has significant international experience, having had responsibility for the people agenda in most parts of the world at some point during her career. Jane is currently Non-Executive Director, and Chair of the Remuneration Committee, of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc.|
|Mr. Michael J. E. McKeon is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mike McKeon is a chartered accountant. He has developed his core skills during extensive experience over many years of financial and business management in various sectors and countries around the world and in increasingly senior roles. During this time, he acquired in depth knowledge of how to develop and restructure different businesses, adapting strategy and operations to achieve success. Mike was Group Finance Director of Severn Trent plc from 2005 until his retirement from the board in 2015. Prior to that, between 2000 and 2005, he was Group Finance Director of Novar plc. He has held various senior roles, both in the UK and internationally, at Rolls-Royce plc, CarnaudMetalbox, Elf Atochem and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Until January 2017, Mike was also Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at investment trust, The Merchants Trust PLC.|
|Mr. Chris E. Muntwyler is Non-Executive Independent Director of National Express Group Plc. Chris Muntwyler has more than 35 years’ experience in the IT, Aviation and Transport Industries. During his 27 years at Swissair, he held top executive positions in the commercial areas and as CIO in Switzerland, Sweden and North America. In 1999 he joined DHL Express as Managing Director of Switzerland, Germany and Central Europe and from 2005 to 2008 as CEO of DHL Express (UK) Ltd, based in London where he was also a member of the CBI President’s Committee. Chris previously served as a Director of ATPCO (USA) and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd (Switzerland).|
|Mr. Elliott Sander is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of National Express Group plc. He has significant experience in the transportation sector. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York and the former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Regional Plan Association, an NGO that has played a guiding role in the planning of the New York Metropolitan area. Lee was Group Chief Executive for Global Transportation at AECOM, a global architecture and engineering firm. He served as President of The HAKS Group Inc and The I. Grace Company, which also specialised in architecture, engineering, and construction in the public and private sectors. In addition, Lee founded the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at New York University. Until 2017, he was a Senior External Adviser to McKinsey & Company.|
|Dr. Ashley Steel is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Ashley Steel is a former Vice Chairman at KPMG and was Global Chair for its transport, leisure and logistics practice until her retirement from the firm in September 2014. Ashley has significant international experience and has advised numerous FTSE/Fortune 500 boards. Her other sector experience includes professional services, technology, media, business services and healthcare. Ashley is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Civil Aviation Authority and previously served on the International Business Advisory Board at British Airways. She is also an independent Non-Executive Director to global law firm, Ince & Co. She is also a founding member on the Global Advisory Board for Out Leadership, a New Yorkbased business helping chairmen and CEOs of finance and law firms become LGBT aware. Ashley has a PhD in Management from Henley Business School.|
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