Jonathan Dawson

Non-executive Director

Non-executive Directors: Independent of management, our Non-executive Directors bring diverse skills and experience, vital to constructive challenge and debate. Exclusively, they form the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and have an important role in developing proposals on strategy.

Appointed to the Board: 4 March 2013

Career and skills: Jonathan started his career in the Ministry of Defence before moving to Lazard where he spent more than 20 years. He was a Non-executive Director of Galliford Try plc, National Australia Group Europe Limited and Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited. Most recently Jonathan was Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Senior Independent Director of Next plc, and Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. His extensive experience in the pensions and financial industries brings significant and in-depth understanding in remuneration and financial matters to his role as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and to the Board. Jonathan is currently Chairman and a founding partner of Penfida Limited, and was appointed as Chairman of River and Mercantile Group PLC in September 2017.

Skills and experience:

Banking, City*, Finance, Pensions

Committee membership: 
Remuneration (Chairman)

*Understanding the concerns of the investment community and listed company matters.