Jonathan Dawson

Non-executive Director; Independent

Appointed: 4 March 2013

Committee Membership: Remuneration (Chair), Finance and Nominations

Tenure: 6 years

Career: After graduating from the universities of St Andrews and Cambridge, 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 and Senior Independent Director of Next plc and Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.

Skills and competencies: Jonathan, through his broad range of expertise within the finance and pensions sector, brings significant in-depth understanding in remuneration and financial matters to his role as Chair of the Remuneration Committee. As a Non-executive Director, Jonathan brings scrutiny, additional challenge and independent oversight to the Board.

External appointments:

  • Chairman of River and Mercantile Group PLC;
  • Chairman and a founding partner of Penfida Ltd.