Jonathan Dawson

Non-executive Director; Independent

Appointed: 4 March 2013

Tenure: 6 years

Career and experience: 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 Committee of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.

Skills and competencies: Jonathan has wide-ranging financial services, pensions and non-executive director experience. He brings significant and in-depth understanding in remuneration and financial matters to his role as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. As a Non-executive Director his contribution is essential to the successful operation of the Board and, through his specialisms, he delivers scrutiny, additional challenge and independent oversight to the Board.

External appointments: Chairman of River and Mercantile Group PLC, Chairman of Trustees of the Royal Albert Hall pension scheme and Chairman and a founding partner of Penfida Limited.

Committees: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Finance and Nominations Committees.