Board of Directors

Andy Green (Chairman)
Andy Green

Andy joined the Board as deputy chairman in June 2014 and became chairman of the Group in October 2014. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Arms Holdings plc. He served as Group Chief Executive of Logica plc from 2008 until 2012, when it was acquired by CGI. Prior to this, he was a member of the Board of BT Group plc, where he held several senior roles, most latterly CEO of Group Strategy and Operations. Andy holds a number of other roles including chairing npGroup UK and DockOn AG. He advises the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as co-chairman of the Space Leadership Council and a member of the Information Economy Council. He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds.

Tim Howkins (Chief executive officer)
Tim howkins

Tim has a first-class degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Reading. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Tim was one of a group of partners and staff who left Ernst & Young in 1990 to form Rees Pollock, a firm of chartered accountants targeted at entrepreneurial, owner-managed businesses. Tim was a partner in Rees Pollock for seven years and was responsible for the group's audit. He then joined IG Group as finance director in 1999, and became chief executive in 2006. During the year, Tim was appointed as a board member of the Futures and Options Association.

Peter Hetherington (Chief operating officer)
Peter hetherington

Peter was an officer in the Royal Navy prior to joining IG Group as a graduate trainee in 1994. In 1999 he became Head of Financial Dealing, and in 2002 he joined the Board following his appointment as Chief Operating Officer. Peter’s considerable experience, built over 20 years in the business, is invaluable in his role as Chief Operating Officer. Peter graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Economics, and from the London Business School with a Masters in Finance.

Christopher Hill (Chief financial officer)
Christopher Hill

Christopher joined the IG Board in April 2011 from Travelex, a group providing cross-border payment and foreign exchange services to corporate and retail customers, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. A Chartered Accountant, Christopher has extensive finance and accounting experience from a number of different business sectors. He has previously held roles at VWR International, a global laboratory-supply company (2005-2007), General Electric (2000-2005) and Arthur Andersen (1992-2000). Christopher graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Modern History and is an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Stephen Hill (Non-executive director)
Stephen Hill

Stephen has extensive experience in media and online businesses, having worked as the CEO of the Financial Times for Pearson between 1996 and 2002, and as the CEO of Betfair from 2003-2005. Stephen is an experienced non-executive director, and has served on the boards of RSA Insurance Group , Psion and Interactive Data Corp previously, and is currently serving on the board of Channel Four Television Corporation.

Jim Newman (Non-executive director)

Jim joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in October 2013. He is currently Corporate Development Director for Friends Life Group, where his responsibilities have included overseeing the final separation and integration of the UK life businesses acquired by Resolution plc, as well as the delivery of the overall group change portfolio and strategic corporate development. Prior to this Jim, who is a qualified Chartered Accountant, was Finance Director for Resolution plc, having joined the company in 2005 as Group Financial Controller. Jim spent ten years at Aviva, where he was Group Integration Director for the CGU/Norwich Union merger and also Finance Director of Norwich Union Life, Aviva’s UK life insurance business. His in-depth knowledge and experience of the financial services sector, as well as his considerable experience both as a CFO and in the implementation of transformation programmes, is proving invaluable to the Board.

Sam Tymms (Non-executive director)
Sam Tymms

Sam read Biology and Psychology at Roehampton Institute before working at the London Stock Exchange and the Securities Association from 1987 until 1992. Sam joined the Securities and Futures Authority in 1992 and held a range of supervisory roles before being seconded to the Bank of England as project manager – lead supervision major retail groups division in 1998. In 1999 she joined the FSA where she oversaw investment firms, retail banks, investment banks and insurance groups until 2007. Sam is presently a managing director at Promontory Financial Group, a leading strategy, risk management and regulatory compliance consulting firm.

Roger Yates (Senior independent non-executive director)
Roger yates

Roger joined the board as non-executive and senior independent director in February 2006. Roger read Modern History at Worcester College Oxford, and has 28 years' experience in fund management as an investment professional and business manager. Previously he was chief investment officer of Invesco Global and held senior roles for fund management companies LGT and Morgan Grenfell. He joined Henderson Global Investors as chief executive in 1999, and in 2003 led a de-merger from Henderson's then parent AMP, becoming chief executive of the resulting listed entity (now Henderson Group) until November 2008. In June 2009, he also became a non-executive director of F&C Asset Management, and laterly CEO of Pioneer Investments, a part of the UniCredit Group.