Jonathan Nicholls BA (Hons), ACA, FCT
(Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee)
Jonathan Nicholls is Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.
Date of appointment:
Jonathan Nicholls (Age 58) joined the Board in September 2015 as a Non-Executive Director, and became Senior Independent Non- Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee upon Admission.
Skills and experience:
Jonathan Nicholls has over 17 years of experience at the senior management or director level of businesses, including those in brick manufacturing, roofing and construction, and property development. Previously, Jonathan Nicholls served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hanson plc from 1998 to 2006 and Chief Financial Officer of Old Mutual plc from 2006 to 2008. Since 2009, he has served as a Non-Executive Director at Great Portland Estates plc and DS Smith plc, where for both companies he is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee and has served since 2009 as a Non-Executive Director of SIG plc where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellowship member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.