Board of Directors
- Andy Green (Chairman)
Andy joined the board as deputy chairman in June 2014 and became chairman of the group in October 2014. He is a non-executive director of ARM Holdings plc and Avanti Communications Group 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 is a board member of the CBI, president of UK Space, co-chairman of the Space Leadership Council and a member of the Information Economy Council.
- Tim Howkins (Chief executive officer)
Tim joined IG Group as finance director in 1999, and became CEO in 2006. He is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of FIA Europe. 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. He was a partner in Rees Pollock for seven years and was responsible for the IG Group audit. Tim graduated from Reading University with a first-class degree in mathematics and computer science.
- Peter Hetherington (Chief operating officer)
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 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 joined the IG Board in April 2011. He was the CEO of Betfair (2003 to 2005) and prior to this spent 15 years at Pearson in various managerial roles, including CEO of the Financial Times Group (1996 to 2002). He was a member of the boards of Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Group, Psion plc and Channel 4. He was chairman of Interactive Data Corporation (1998 to 2002). He is chairman and CEO of D’Aval Limited and Trustee and chairman of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People – Action on Hearing Loss. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Judge Business School and a non-executive director of Applerigg Limited, Aztec Limited and of Ofcom.
- 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.
- Sam Tymms (Non-executive director)
Sam joined the Board as a non-executive director in May 2013. She is currently a managing director at Promontory Financial Group, a leading strategy, risk-management and regulatory-compliance consulting firm, where she advises financial services businesses on a wide range of risk and regulatory matters. Sam began her career in 1987 at the London Stock Exchange’s Surveillance Division, which over time became the Securities and Futures Authority and eventually the Financial Services Authority. During that time she held a range of supervisory roles and worked for two years in the Investigations and Enforcement Division. As a supervisor, she ran departments overseeing global investment firms, retail and investment banks and major insurance groups.
- Roger Yates (Senior independent non-executive director)
Roger joined the Board as senior independent non-executive director in February 2006. He previously served as chief investment officer of Invesco Global, and has held senior roles at fund management firms LGT and Morgan Grenfell. He joined Henderson Global Investors as chief executive in 1999, and in 2003 went on to lead its de-merger from its then parent AMP. He became chief executive of the resulting listed entity (now Henderson Group plc) until November 2008. He was a non-executive director for F&C Asset Management plc, and is currently a non-executive director of St James’s Place plc and JPMorgan Elect plc, as well as chairman of Electra Private Equity plc and Pioneer Global Asset Management SpA.