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Janet Ashdown

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Committee Membership

Member of the Audit, Remuneration (Chair) and Nomination Committees. Became Senior Independent Non-Executive Director in May 2016 on Alan Coppin's retirement.

Term of Office

Joined the Company and appointed to the Board on 25 March 2015.

Skills and Experience

Non-Executive Director of SIG Plc and a member of its Audit, Remuneration, Nomination and Governance Committees. Janet was appointed to the Board of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in 2015 and, until the end of April 2017, continues to be a Non-Executive Director of Coventry Building Society and a member of its Audit and Remuneration Committees. Janet’s executive career included 30 years with BP plc, most recently as Director, BP Oil UK Limited, and Head of UK Retail and Commercial Fuels. Between 2010 and 2012 she was CEO of Harvest Energy and is currently Chair of Trustees of the charity “Hope in Tottenham”.

External appointments

Non-Executive Director of SIG Plc, Coventry Building Society and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.