BA (Hons), ACA, FCT
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Date of appointment:
Jonathan Nicholls (age 59) 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.
Jonathan is the Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.
Skills and experience:
Jonathan has over 18 years’ experience at the senior management or director level of businesses, including those in brick manufacturing, roofing and construction, and property development. Previously, Jonathan 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. Between July 2009 and July 2016 he was a Non-Executive Director of Great Portland Estates plc. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellowship member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Key current external appointments:
Since 2009, Jonathan has served as a Non-Executive Director of DS Smith plc, where he is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Since 2009 he has also served as a Non-Executive Director of SIG plc where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He retired from the Board of that company on 31 March 2017. On September 2016, Jonathan was appointed a director of Shaftesbury PLC. He became Chairman of that company on 1 October 2016.