Sports Direct International PLC (SPD.L)
SPD.L on London Stock Exchange
23 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Change (% chg)
|2009||Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board|
|53||2017||Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director|
|2009||Senior Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2016||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2007||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|Dr. Keith Hellawell is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Prior to joining the team at Sports Direct International plc, Dr Hellawell spent over 40 years in public sector management being a former Chief Constable of two British police forces. While working directly for the Prime Minister between 1998 and 2002 he wrote and coordinated the United Kingdom national and international anti-drugs policy. Dr Hellawell has been involved in the private sector since 1998 when he joined Evans of Leeds, a fully listed property company. Since then he has served on the Boards of both Dalkia plc and Sterience Limited, subsidiaries of the French company Veolia Env. He was Non-Executive Chairman of Goldshield Group plc, a marketing-led pharmaceutical and consumer health company, from May 2006 to its sale in December 2009. He has held a number of other Non-Executive Board positions in private companies in sectors such as vehicle manufacturing and IT. Dr Hellawell is currently a Non-Executive Director of Mortice plc, a Singapore-based facilities management company, a Director of the Super League team Huddersfield Giants and Non-Executive Chairman of SmartWitness plc, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of in-vehicle cameras, recorders, and software. He also runs his own management and training consultancy company.|
|Mr. Michael J. W. Ashley is an Chief Executive of the Company. He established the business of the Group on leaving school in 1982 and was the sole owner until the Group’s listing in March 2007. He was Executive Deputy Chairman prior to being appointed Chief Executive in September 2016. He was the founder of the Group and has the necessary skills for formulating the vision and commercial strategy of the Group. With over 30 years in the sports retail business with Sports Direct he is invaluable to the Group.|
|Mr. Simon A. Bentley is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 and in 1987 joined Blacks Leisure Group Plc where he was Chairman and Chief Executive for 12 years. Simon chairs and is on the board of a range of companies and organisations. Among these, he is Chairman of the hair brand Umberto Giannini, is the principal owner and Chairman of the leading mobile ATM operator Cash on the Move, is a Supervisory Board Director of Global Home, a designer and manufacturer of indoor furniture for retailers, based in Vietnam, and is Chairman of Yad Vashem UK Foundation.|
|Mr. David Brayshaw is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. David is a very experienced senior investment and commercial banker. He has over 30 years’ experience with organisations such as Barclays Capital, HSBC, Citigroup and Pilkington plc.|
|Mr. David Singleton is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Dave spent 25 years with Reebok International Limited. He stepped down in April 2007 having assisted with the successful integration of Reebok following its acquisition by adidas Group in January 2006. For eight years he was Vice President of Northern Europe Region & UK and then was Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East & Africa. Dave will retire from the Board at the 2017 AGM. Dave is Chairman of Bolton Lads & Girls Club and Bolton Community Leisure Trust. He is also a Trustee at Bolton Wanderers Community Trust.|
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