Board of Directors

The Board's main roles are to create value for shareholders, to lead the Group, to approve the Group's strategic objectives, and to ensure that the appropriate financial and other resources, as required, are made available to enable the Group to meet set objectives. All Directors have a wide range of experience and skills, bringing independent judgment to bear on issues of strategy, performance, resources, and standards of conduct.

 

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    Sir David Reid
    Chairman

    Appointed to the Board in December 2011 and became Chairman in January 2012. Sir David Reid retired as Non-Executive Chairman of Tesco PLC in November 2011 after serving in that role since April 2004. Prior to that he was Deputy Chairman of Tesco PLC and had served on the Tesco Board since 1985. David is Chairman of the charity Whizz-Kidz. In February 2012 he was appointed a member of the Global Senior Advisory Board of Jefferies International Limited, a global securities and investment banking group. He was formerly the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, Chairman of Kwik-Fit Group Ltd, Non-Executive Director at Greenalls Group Plc (now De Vere Group), Legal & General Group Plc and Westbury plc. In November 2010, Sir David was appointed a member of the Prime Minister's Business Ambassadors Network.


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    Wolfhart Hauser
    Chief Executive Officer

    Appointed to the Board as Chief Executive Officer in March 2005 after serving as a Non-Executive Director since November 2002. Wolfhart Hauser was previously Chief Executive Officer and President of TÜV Süddeutschland AG for four years and Chief Executive Officer of TÜV Product Services for ten years. Starting his career with various research activities he went on to establish and lead a broad range of successful international service industry businesses. He has held several non-executive board director and chairman roles in a variety of technology companies. He was a Non-Executive Director of Logica plc until August 2012. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV, and on 14 January 2015 was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc.


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    Edward Leigh
    Chief Financial Officer

    Appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer in October 2014. Prior to joining Intertek, Edward spent nine years at Dixons Retail Plc, where he held several senior financial management positions, including Divisional & Corporate Development Finance Director, UK & Ireland CFO and Group Financial Controller. From 1995 to 2004 Edward held commercial financial leadership roles at Procter & Gamble Co. covering the UK and international markets.


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    Edward Astle
    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2009. Until July 2013, he was Pro Rector (Enterprise) at Imperial College London where he had overseen the university's relationships with industry, and led business development opportunities in the UK and internationally. Edward was an Executive Director of National Grid plc from 2001 to 2008, a Managing Director at the BICC Group from 1997 to 1999 and an Executive and Regional Director at Cable & Wireless plc from 1989 to 1997. Previously he held senior business strategy positions in the UK and France. He is a member of the BT Equality of Access Board, a member of the Governing Board of the University of Manchester and Vice Chair of the Shannon Trust.


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    Alan Brown
    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2011. He is currently Group Chief Executive Officer of ASCO Global, an international oilfield support services business and a Non-Executive Director to the Home Office. Alan was Chief Executive Officer of Rentokil Initial plc for five years until October 2013. He spent 25 years at Unilever PLC where he rose through a variety of finance roles in the UK and Europe and then general management in Taiwan and China. His last four years were as Executive Chairman of Unilever China. Following this, Alan returned to the UK as Chief Financial Officer at Imperial Chemical Industries PLC taking a leading role in the divestment of the company.


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    Christopher Knight
    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2006. He was an investment banker for nearly 30 years, for much of that time with Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank. He is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive corporate finance experience gained during his banking career in London, New York and Hong Kong. He is Chairman of Brooks Macdonald Group plc, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Powerflute Oyj and a Trustee of the Churches Conservation Trust.


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    Dame Louise Makin
    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in July 2012. She is currently Chief Executive Officer of BTG plc, a growing international specialist healthcare company, a position she has held since 2004. Before joining BTG, Louise was at Baxter Healthcare from 2000, holding the roles of Vice President, Strategy & Business Development Europe, and from 2001, President of the Biopharmaceuticals division of Baxter Healthcare, where she was responsible for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to her time at Baxter, she was Director of Global Ceramics at English China Clay, and in her earlier career, held a variety of roles at ICI between 1985 and 1998. Louise is a Trustee of The Outward Bound Trust and a Non-Executive Director of Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc. She was previously a Non-Executive Director of Premier Foods plc.


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    Michael Wareing CMG
    Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2011. He is currently the Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman at Cobham plc and was previously a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman at Wolseley plc. Michael was appointed as the Economic Development Adviser to the Government of Afghanistan in August 2011. He has major international and board level knowledge gained during an extensive global career up to senior partner level at KPMG, where his last position was as International Chief Executive Officer, which he occupied for four years until 2009. He was previously the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Reconstruction in Southern Iraq.


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    Mark Williams
    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2013. Until February 2013, Dr. Mark Williams worked for over 33 years at Royal Dutch Shell Plc ('Shell'), including more than 21 years in Shell's Exploration & Production and midstream businesses in the US, serving most recently as Downstream Director and a member of the Executive Committee of Shell, where he was one of the top three operating executives responsible for all strategic, capital, and operational matters. Mark has held Board positions on non‑profit and industry Boards and is currently Chairman of Hess Corporation in the US.


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    Lena Wilson
    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in July 2012. She is currently Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Enterprise, Scotland's national economic development agency, a member of Scotland's Financial Services Advisory Board and Chair of Scotland's Energy Jobs Taskforce. Prior to this, she was Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Development International (Scotland's international trade and investment arm) and Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Enterprise. Lena was also a Senior Advisor to The World Bank in Washington DC on private sector development for developing countries. Lena is a member of the University of Strathclyde's Business Advisory Board, and an Ambassador for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. She served on the Board of the Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust for 10 years as well as numerous arts, culture, business and sport organisations.