The depth of knowledge, and the diverse skills and experience of our directors ensure that our Board operates effectively and in the best interests of the Group as a whole.

Board of Directors

For full bios, please visit the Board of Directors' page.

1. Iain Ferguson CBE (61) - Non-Executive Chairman
    Nomination Committee: Chairman. Remuneration Committee: Member

2. James Drummond (54) - Chief Executive Officer
    Nomination Committe: Member. Executive Board: Member

3. Maarit Aarni-Sirviö (63) - Non-Executive Director
    Audit Committee: Member. Nomination Committee: Member. Remuneration Committee: Member

4. Lucy Dimes (50) - Non-Executive Director 
    Audit Committee: Member. Nomination Committee: Member. Remuneration Committee: Member

5. David Lowden (59) - Senior Independent Director
    Audit Committee: Member. Nomination Committee: Member. Remuneration Committee: Chairman

6. Kevin Quinn (56) - Chief Financial Officer
    Executive Board: Member

7. Andrew Wood (65) - Non-Executive Director
    Audit Committee: Chairman. Nomination Committee: Member. Remuneration Committee: Member

8. David Lawler (53) - Company Secretary
    Executive Board: Member

Board of Directors - Diversity, independence and experience

100% with international business experience

100% with business-to-business experience

71% experienced CEOs

29% female directors

66% independent directors (excluding the Chairman)

Please see page 79 in our Annual Report 2016 for full diversity information.

Governance framework

Our governance framework supports the development of good governance practices throughout our Group, and the Board work closely with the Executive Board, which is responsible for ensuring that the policies and behaviours set at Board level are effectively communicated and implemented across the Group.

Please see page 71 in our Annual Report 2016 for further information about Board and Committee meetings.

Executive Board

We have strengthened our Executive Board to support the delivery of our strategic objectives.

For full bios, please visit the Executive Board page.

1. James Drummond (54) - Chief Executive Officer

2. Kevin Quinn (56) - Chief Financial Officer

3. David Lawler (53) - Company Secretary

4. Baba (Suketu) Devani (47) - Managing Director, Facility and Group Business Development

5. Gillian Duggan (49) - Group Director, Human Resources

6. Niels Peter Hansen (58) - Managing Director, Hospitality

7. Peter Havéus (54) - Managing Director, Workwear

8. Christophe Martin (50) - Managing Director, Healthcare

9. Claude Sada (45) - Director, Berendsen Excellence

Executive Board activities in 2016

We appointed three new members to our Executive Board in response to the evolution of our strategic approach: Baba (Suketu) Devani, Gillian Duggan and Christophe Martin.

During 2016, our Executive Board formally met nine times. The members of our Executive Board also communicate regularly outside of the formal scheduled meetings.

Board discussion with business line management

Board discussion with business line management

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