Board of directors

The board is responsible for ensuring the long-term success of IG Group by delivering sustainable shareholder value. Our board members have been selected for their varied skills and their ability to guide and oversee the strategic direction of the business.

Non-executive board members

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 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of ARM Holdings plc, enable him to bring to the board a wide perspective on technology and digital development.

Other current appointments: Andy is a Non-Executive Director 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.

Committee membership: Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Andy Green | Non-Executive Chairman | IG's Board of Directors

 

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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 of Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc, Psion plc and Channel 4.

Other current appointments: 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.

Committee membership: Board Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Stephen Hill | Non-Executive Director | IG's Board of Directors

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.

Other current appointments: 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.

Committee membership: Board Risk Committee, Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.

Sam Tymms | Non-Executive Director | IG's Board of Directors

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.

Other current appointments: None.

Committee membership: Board Risk Committee, Audit Committee, Renumeration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Jim Newman | Non-Executive Director | IG's Board of Directors

JUNE FELIX | NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

June joined the Board in September 2015. She is currently president of Verifone, Europe, with responsibility for the operation of the Verifone business throughout Europe. Prior to this role, June held various executive management positions at a number of large multi-national businesses including Citibank where she was managing director of global healthcare, Citi Enterprise Payments and IBM Corporation, where she led their global Banking and Financial Markets business. She began her career at P&G in brand management marketing.

June brings to the Board, significant international experience and knowledge of the digital sector as well as experience in product innovation and delivery.

Other current appointments: None.

Committee membership: Nomination Committee and Board Risk Committee.

June Felix | Non-Executive Director | IG's Board of Directors

MALCOLM LE MAY| SENIOR INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Malcolm served as Senior Independent Director of Pendragon plc and was a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee at RSA Insurance Group plc. Prior to this, he held various executive roles at Morgan Grenfell plc, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Barclays de Zoete Wedd Holdings, UBS AG, ING Barings Ltd, Morley Fund Managers (now Aviva Investors), JER Partners Ltd where he was European President and Matrix Securities Limited. Malcolm’s broad experience and knowledge of the financial services and investment sectors along with his extensive experience on the boards of publicly listed companies will be of immense value as the Company delivers on its strategic initiatives.

Other current appointments: Malcolm is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Provident Financial plc and a Non –Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Hastings Group Holdings plc. He is a partner at Opus Corporate Finance LLP and holds advisory roles at Juno Capital LLP Heidrick & Struggles and Ernst&Young.

Committee membership: Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Malcolm Le May | Senior Independent Non-Executive Director | IG's Board of Directors

Executive board members

PETER HETHERINGTON | CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Peter joined 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. Within that role, Peter was responsible for IT as the company principally became an online business. His role developed to encompass the leadership of the sales and marketing functions. Peter's considerable experience, built over 20 years in the business, has been invaluable to the Group's development. He was appointed CEO in December 2015 after Tim Howkins's retirement. Prior to joining IG, Peter was an officer in the Royal Navy. Peter graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in economics, and from the London Business School with a masters in finance.

Other current appointments: None.

Committee membership: None.

Peter Hetherington | Interim Chief Executive Officer | IG's Board of Directors

PAUL MAINWARING | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Paul joined the board as Chief Financial Officer in July 2016 from Tullett Prebon plc where he served as Finance Director from 2006 to 2016. Prior to this, he was Group Finance Director of Mowlem plc and TDG plc. Between 1993-2000, he held various financial roles at Caradon plc including three years as Finance Director of MK Electric. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1987, and obtained an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in 1991.

Paul’s in-depth knowledge of financial services and experience in several public companies will help IG to make further progress in building and growing the operational and strategic capability.

Other current appointments: None.

Committee membership: None.

Board committees

Certain governance responsibilities have been delegated by the board to the board committees:

  • Audit committee
  • Nomination committee
  • Remuneration committee
  • Board risk committee

This ensures that there is independent oversight of internal control and risk management and assists the board with carrying out its responsibilities. These board committees comprise independent non-executive directors and, in some cases, the chairman.

See the details about our board committees.

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