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Board of Directors

 

The Board of PageGroup is the body responsible for corporate governance, establishing policies and objectives, and management of the Group's resources. The Board of Directors has a strong commitment to high standards of corporate governance.

Board Committee Terms

View the Remuneration Committee terms of reference
View the Audit Committee terms of reference
View the Nomination Committee terms of reference

David Lowden
Read more Chairman
Steve Ingham
Read more Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Simon Boddie
Read more Independent Non-Executive Director
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David Lowden
Chairman

Date of appointment: Director August 2012, Chairman December 2015

Past roles: David was a member of the Board of Taylor Nielson Sofres plc, the marketing services business, from 1999 to 2009, becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2006. Before joining Taylor Nielson Sofres plc David held senior financial positions in Asprey plc, A.C. Nielsen Corporation and Federal Express Corporation. David was also Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Berensden plc from March 2010 until September 2017.?From April 2011 to March 2019 he was a non-executive director and chairman of the Audit and Risk committees of William Hill plc.

Other current appointments: Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Huntsworth plc. Senior Independent Director of Morgan Sindall Group plc.

Board committees: Nomination (Chairman)

Skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience in both general management and financial management
  • Many years of operating within international businesses with cultural diversity
  • Strong strategic understanding
  • Proven ability for delivering shareholder value
  • Strong financial, marketing and commercial skills
  • Experienced non-executive in several sectors
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Steve Ingham
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Date of appointment:
Director February 2001, Chief Executive Officer April 2006 

Past roles:
Steve joined Michael Page in 1987 as a consultant with Michael Page Marketing and Sales. He was responsible for setting up the London Marketing and Sales business and was promoted to Operating Director in 1990. He was appointed Managing Director of Michael Page Marketing and Sales in 1994. Subsequently Steve took additional responsibility for several businesses. He was promoted to the Board as Executive Director of UK Operations in February 2001 and subsequently to Managing Director of UK Operations in May 2005. Steve was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2006.

Other current appointments:
Member of the Corporate Partnership Board, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Board committees:
None

Skills and experience:

  • 30 years’ service with the Group and recruitment industry
  • 12 years as a CEO of a FTSE 250 public company, with strong IR skills, delivering shareholder value
  • Strong entrepreneurial and strategic skills having initiated and grown many businesses Extensive experience in business development and account management
  • Significant international experience including the emerging markets of SE Asia, China, Latin America and India
  • Leadership of a global people business having seen PageGroup grow from 200 to over 7,000 employees
  • Experience in other sectors and industries having worked on the Boards of a major charity and retailer
  • Awarded the Institute of Recruitment Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017
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Simon Boddie
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment:
September 2012

Past roles:
Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse. He was Group Finance Director of Electrocomponents plc from 2005 until 2015. Prior to that Simon held a variety of senior finance positions with Diageo over a 13-year career, latterly Finance Director of Key Markets.

Other current appointments:
Chief Financial Officer, Coats Group plc.

Board committees:
Audit (Chairman), Nomination, Remuneration

Skills and experience:

  • CFO of FTSE 250 public company for over ten years
  • Extensive experience in financial, audit and risk management
  • Many years of operating within international businesses with cultural diversity
  • Emerging markets experience
  • Strong strategic and commercial understanding
  • Broad industry experience, including consumer goods, distribution and manufacturing
Michelle Healy
Read more Independent Non-Executive Director
Kaye Maguire
Read more General Counsel and Company Secretary
Sylvia Metayer
Read more Independent Non-Executive Director
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Michelle Healy
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment:
10 October 2016

Past roles:
Before joining ISS in April 2015 Michelle was Director, Group Integrated Change Programme at SABMiller plc. Prior to this, Michelle was General Manager UK & Ireland for British American Tobacco plc, having previously held a number of senior roles within the Group. Michelle’s earlier career included assignments with Kerry Group plc and Trust Management Consultants in Germany.

Other current appointments:
Chief HR Officer, Kerry Group plc.

Board Committees:
Audit, Nomination, Remuneration

Skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience in global human resources leadership
  • Leading and delivering change
  • Extensive experience in general management. 
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Kaye Maguire
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Date of appointment: 
5 October 2018

Past roles: 
Before joining PageGroup, Kaye was Chief Resourcing and Legal Officer and a Director of Legal & General (Holdings) Limited.  Prior to this, she was the Head of Legal (Retirement, Litigation and Resources) for Legal & General Group plc, She began her career as a solicitor practicing at leading City law firms including Allen & Overy and Hogan Lovells.

Skills and experience:
Kaye has extensive of experience in legal, governance, HR, and Company Secretarial matters for public companies.

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Sylvia Metayer
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment: 
September 2017

Past roles: 
Sylvia has previously held a variety of finance and general management roles in companies operating in a number of sectors, including Mattel Inc, Vivendi SA, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt & Co.

Other current appointments:
Chief Executive, Worldwide Corporate Services of Sodexo SA and member of the Sodexo Group Executive Committee. Trustee of the Quebec-Labrador Foundation and member of the Research Orientation Committee of the Foundation of HEC Business School, Paris.

Board committees: 
Audit, Nomination and Remuneration

Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience and understanding of international markets, including the USA, Europe, China, India, and South East Asia 
  • Extensive experience in general and financial management
  • Leading and delivering change
  • Finance, HR, IT and Supply Chain management
  • Proven ability for delivering shareholder value
  • Strong strategic understanding
Angela Seymour-Jackson
Read more Independent Non-Executive Director
Patrick De Smedt
Read more Senior Independent Director
Kelvin Stagg
Read more Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director
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Angela Seymour-Jackson
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment: 
October 2017

Past roles: 
Angela has previously held Executive Director roles with Aegon UK, RAC Motoring Services Limited and Aviva UK Limited, and was Senior Advisor to Lloyds Banking Group (insurance). Prior to that Angela held senior marketing roles with Bluecycle.com Limited, CGU Insurance plc, General Accident plc and the Norwich Union Insurance Group.

Other current appointments:
Deputy Chairman, Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at GoCompare.com Group plc; Non-Executive Director at Janus Henderson Group plc and Rentokil Initial plc.

Board committees:
Audit, Nomination, Remuneration (Chairperson)

Skills and experience:

  • Wealth of experience in service focussed organisations
  • Experienced executive and non-executive in several sectors
  • Strong marketing and commercial skills
  • Strong strategic understanding
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing
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Patrick De Smedt
Senior Independent Director

Date of appointment:
August 2015.

Past roles:
Patrick spent 23 years at Microsoft during which time he founded the Benelux subsidiaries, led the development of its Western European business and served as Chairman of Microsoft for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Since leaving Microsoft in 2006, Patrick has served on the boards of a number of European public and private companies. He was Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Victrex plc, and Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Morgan Sindall plc. He has deep knowledge of international markets and information technology, and experience as a non-executive in diverse industry sectors.

Other current appointments:
Senior Independent Director of KCOM Group plc; Non-Executive Director of Kodak Alaris Holdings Ltd; Non-Executive Chairman of GCI Management Services Group Ltd.

Board committees:
Audit, Nomination, Remuneration

Skills and experience: 

  • Extensive experience of technology and customer services
  • Experienced non-executive in several sectors
  • Extensive experience in general management
  • Many years of operating within international businesses with cultural diversity
  • Proven ability for delivering shareholder value
  • Leading and changing large businesses
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Kelvin Stagg
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Date of appointment:
June 2014

Past roles:
Kelvin joined PageGroup plc in July 2006 as Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary. He was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer in October 2013. He held the title of Company Secretary until December 2013. In June 2014 Kelvin was appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Group, Kelvin spent six years at Allied Domecq and three years at Unilever in a variety of finance functions. He has significant international experience and has high levels of compliance, change management, large teams and systems experience, across almost every finance discipline. He is a Chartered Management Accountant.

Other current appointments:
None

Board committees:
None

Skills and experience:

  • More than nine years in the Group with a detailed knowledge of the Group’s operations
  • Extensive experience in finance, audit and risk management
  • Significant international experience including roles in the UK, Continental Europe and Asia
  • High levels of compliance, change management, large teams and systems experience, across almost every finance discipline
  • Strong network of finance professionals