Board of Directors
- Andy Green (Non-executive chairman)
Andy joined the board as deputy chairman in June 2014 and became chairman of the group in October 2014. He has in-depth board experience and knowledge of major listed companies having served as group chief executive of Logica plc and having held board roles in BT Group including the role of CEO of Group Strategy and Operations. Andy’s other current roles including non– executive director of ARM Holdings plc enable him to bring to the Board a wide perspective on technology and digital development. Andy is a non-executive cirector of Avanti Communications Group plc. He holds a number of other roles including chairing DockOn AG and Digital Catapult. He is a board member of the CBI, president of UK Space, co-chairman of the Space Leadership Council and a member of the Digital Economy Council.
- Tim Howkins (Chief executive officer)
Tim was appointed chief executive officer of IG in 2006, having served as the group’s finance director since joining the company in 1999. Tim qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. In 1990, he was one of a group of partners and staff who left Ernst & Young 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 there developed a relationship with IG, taking responsibility for the group’s audit. With a strong finance background and a considerable number of years in the business, in his role as our chief executive Tim continues to work with the Board and lead IG to develop and implement our strategy. Tim graduated from the University of Reading with a first-class degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Tim will be stepping down from the Board at the AGM on 15 October 2015. Tim is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of FIA Europe, formerly known as the Futures and Options Association.
- 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.
- 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 2003, 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.
- Roger Yates (Senior independent non-executive director)
Roger joined the Board as senior independent director in February, 2006. He has over 28 years’ experience in the fund management industry, both as an investment professional and a business manager. He brings a broad knowledge and understanding of investor issues and the financial services sector having previously served as chief investment officer of Invesco Global, and holding senior roles at fund management firms LGT and Morgan Grenfell. He was chief executive of Henderson Group plc and previously served as a non-executive director for F&C Asset Management plc. Roger will step down from the Board at the AGM on 15 October 2015. Roger is 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.
- Stephen Hill (Non- executive director)
Stephen joined the Board in April, 2011. He brings significant and extensive board experience having previously served as the CEO of Betfair plc and holding managerial roles at Pearson plc including the role of CEO of the Financial Times Group. He was chairman of Interactive Data Corporation in the US as well as a member of the boards for Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc, Psion plc and Channel 4. Stephen is the chairman and CEO of D’Aval, his family’s private investment company, and trustee and chairman of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People – Action on Hearing Loss. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Judge Business School and a non-executive director of Applerigg Limited and Aztec Limited, a fund administration business, and of Ofcom.
- Sam Tymms (Non-executive director)
Sam joined the Board in May 2013. She began her career 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. Sam’s extensive experience in the regulatory field and her knowledge of compliance matters provide a valuable contribution to the Board. Sam 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.
- Jim Newman (Non-executive director)
Jim joined the Board in October, 2013. A qualified chartered accountant, he was finance director for Resolution plc, having joined the company as group financial controller. Jim spent ten years at Aviva, where he was group integration director for the CGU/Norwich Union merger and finance director of Norwich Union Life, Aviva’s UK life insurance business. He was formerly the corporate development director for Friends Life Group, where his responsibilities included overseeing the final separation and integration of the UK life business acquired by Resolution plc , as well as the delivery of the overall group change portfolio and strategic corporate development. 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.