Next PLC (NXT.L)
NXT.L on London Stock Exchange
17 Dec 2018
17 Dec 2018
Change (% chg)
|63||2017||Chairman of the Board|
|48||2001||Chief Executive, Executive Director|
|2015||Finance Director, Executive Director|
|52||2013||Group Sales and Marketing Director, Executive Director|
|2018||Group Merchandise and Operations Director, Executive Director|
|2016||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|60||2013||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|58||2010||Senior Independent Non-Executive Director|
|66||2015||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|Mr. Michael James Roney, CPA is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Michael joined the Board as Deputy Chairman in February 2017 and became Chairman in August 2017. He is also Chairman of Grafton Group plc and a non-executive director of US firm Brown-Forman Corporation. Michael has extensive business experience; he was previously the Chief Executive of Bunzl plc from 2005 until his retirement in April 2016, Chief Executive of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe BV and non-executive director of Johnson Matthey plc.|
|Lord Simon A. Wolfson of Aspley Guise is Chief Executive, Executive Director of Next PLC. Simon joined the Group in 1991 and was appointed Retail Sales Director in 1993. He became responsible for NEXT Directory in 1995 and was appointed to the Board in 1997 with additional responsibilities for Systems. Simon was appointed Managing Director of the NEXT Brand in 1999 and Chief Executive in 2001.|
|Ms. Amanda James is Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company. Amanda joined the Group in 1995 and has led the management accounting and commercial finance teams since 2005. In 2009, Amanda was appointed Commercial Finance Director and was promoted to NEXT Brand Finance Director in 2012. Amanda has comprehensive knowledge of NEXT's operations and has played a central role in the financial management of the business. Amanda was appointed to the Board in 2015.|
|Ms. Jane Shields is Group Sales and Marketing Director, Executive Director of Next PLC. Jane joined NEXT Retail in 1985 as a Sales Assistant in one of our London stores. Jane worked her way through store management to be appointed Sales Director in 2000, responsible for all store operations and training. In 2006 Jane was given additional responsibility for Retail Marketing and in 2010 was appointed Group Sales and Marketing Director, adding Directory and online marketing to her portfolio. She was appointed to the Board in 2013.|
|Mr. Richard Papp is Group Merchandise and Operations Director, Executive Director of the Company. Richard joined NEXT in 1991 as a Merchandiser. Richard worked his way through management, becoming Menswear Product Director in 2001. In 2005 he gained valuable experience in a similar role at another retailer. Richard returned to NEXT in 2006 and has since that time been Group Merchandise Director, responsible for NEXT’s Merchandising function, Product Systems, International Franchise, and Clearance operations.|
|Mr. Jonathan Bewes serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, Jonathan spent 25 years in investment banking, with Robert Fleming, UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As a senior banker, he has provided advice to the Boards of many UK and overseas companies on a wide range of financial and strategic issues, including financing, M&A and general corporate matters. In April 2017 he joined Standard Chartered Bank as Vice Chairman, Corporate and Institutional Banking. Jonathan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.|
|Ms. Caroline Goodall serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Next PLC. Caroline is also a Trustee of the National Trust and Chair of its Audit Committee. She was previously an independent nonexecutive on the Partnership Board of the accountancy firm Grant Thornton UK LLP for seven years until June 2017 and was a non-executive director of SVG Capital plc, a FTSE 250 listed private equity investor, from 2010 to October 2014. Prior to that, Caroline had over thirty years’ experience in corporate finance and was a corporate finance partner at the international law firm Herbert Smith including five years as Head of the Global Corporate Division.|
|Mr. Francis W. Salway is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Next PLC. Francis is also Chairman of Town & Country Housing Group, Chairman of the Property Advisory Group for Transport for London, a non-executive director of Cadogan Group Limited and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Formerly Chief Executive of Land Securities Group plc and past president of the British Property Federation.|
|Ms. Dame Dianne Thompson serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Next plc. Dianne has significant senior management experience including fourteen years as Chief Executive Officer of Camelot Group. During her 42 year career, she has worked in marketing for several retail companies. More recently she was Chairman of RadioCentre and a non-executive director of the Home Office. She is also a Trustee of the Born Free Foundation.|
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