The Board is collectively responsible for the success of the company; the Executive Directors are directly responsible for running the business operations and the Non-Executive Directors are responsible for bringing independent judgement and scrutiny to decisions taken by the Board. See the Investor pages for more information on the role of the board and our committees

Capita's Lyndsay Brown

Lyndsay Browne

Employee Non-Executive Director

Date appointed to Board: July 2019

Independent at appointment: No

Key skills and experience: Lyndsay is a chartered accountant and currently works as a finance manager in the Capita Specialist Services division. She joined Capita in 2003 and has undertaken various finance roles. She is involved in the Smarter Faster Finance transformation programme and the multi-year cost saving initiative as part of her finance role. 

Other current appointments: None

Capita's Patrick Butcher

Patrick Butcher

Chief Financial Officer

Date appointed to Board: January 2019

Key skills and experience: Patrick is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (South Africa) and has over 17 years of experience as a finance director at Board level in transport and infrastructure companies. Prior to joining Capita, he was Group Chief Financial Officer at Go-Ahead Group and formerly Group Finance Director of Network Rail. 

Board responsibilities: Overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of the business' strategy.

Other current appointments: None

Capita's John Cresswell

John Cresswell

Non-Executive Director

Date appointed to Board: 17 November 2015

Independent at appointment: Yes

Key skills and experience: John has substantial experience in leading, growing and advising media and broadcast organisations as CEO and executive director. He is a Chartered Accountant, has a BSc in Economics and Politics, and attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. Previously he was CEO of Arqiva and held a number of executive director roles on the board of ITV plc.

Other current appointments: Chief Executive Officer of Bibby Line Group Limited.

Committee memberships: Audit and Risk; Nomination, Remuneration.

Georgina Harvey

Georgina Harvey

Non-Executive Director

Date appointed to Board: 1 October 2019

Independent: Yes

Key skills and experience: Georgina has significant experience across highly competitive consumer-facing markets and of delivering successful transformational change. Prior to her current roles, Georgina was Managing Director of Regionals and a member of the Executive Committee of Trinity Mirror plc from 2005 to 2012.

Other current appointments: Non-Executive and Senior Independent Director of McColl’s Retail Group plc; Non-Executive Director of Superdry plc, Big Yellow Group plc and William Hill plc (until 31 December 2019).

Committee memberships: Audit and Risk; Nomination; Remuneration (Chair).

Capita's Matthew Lester

Matthew Lester

Non-Executive Director

Date appointed to Board: March 2017

Independent: Yes

Key skills and experience: Matthew is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in senior finance roles. Most recently, he was Group Chief Financial Officer of Royal Mail plc from November 2010 to July 2017. He served as Group Chief Financial Officer for ICAP plc from May 2006 to November 2010.

Other current appointments: Non-Executive Director of Man Group plc and Barclays plc.

Committee memberships: Audit and Risk (Chair from 1 June 2017); Nomination; Remuneration.

Capita's CEO Jon Lewis

Jonathan Lewis

Chief Executive Officer

Date appointed to Board: December 2017 

Joined Capita: 2017

Key skills and experience: Before joining Capita, Jon was Chief Executive Officer of Amec Foster Wheeler. Prior to that, he had a 20-year career at Halliburton Company Inc, where he held a number of senior roles, including Senior Vice President and member of the Halliburton Executive Committee.

Board responsibilities: Managing and developing Capita’s business to achieve the Company’s strategic objectives.

Other external appointments: Board Member - Equinor

Capita's Joseph Murphy

Joseph Murphy

Employee Non-Executive Director

Date appointed to Board: July 2019

Independent at appointment: No

Key skills and experience: Joseph works in the technical advisory team in the Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure business within Capita Specialist Services. He joined Capita in 2015 and is a chartered engineer with a masters degree in ground engineering. He previously worked for an engineering consultancy business and then in a specialist engineering consultancy as a design manager and construction supervisor.

Other current appointments: None

Baroness Lucy Neville Rolfe

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe

Non-Executive Director

Date appointed to Board: December 2017
Independent: Yes

Key skills and experience: Baroness Neville-Rolfe has been a member of the House of Lords since 2013, and served between 2014 and 2017 as a government minister in the business and culture departments, and as Commercial Secretary to the Treasury. She has a senior background in international retail, governance, legal and regulatory issues, and communications.

Other current appointments: Chairman of Assured Food Standards; non-executive director of Secure Trust Bank plc, Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, and Health Data Research UK; Chair of UK-ASEAN Business Council and governor of London Business School.

Committee memberships: Audit and Risk; Nomination; Remuneration.

Capita's Sir Ian Powell

Sir Ian Powell

Non-Executive Chairman

Date appointed to Board: September 2016

Independent at appointment: Yes

Key skills and experience: Sir Ian was appointed as Non Executive Director on 1 September 2016 and as Chairman on 1 January 2017. He is a chartered accountant and, prior to his retirement in June 2016, was Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC UK between 2008 and 2016.

Other current appointments: Chairman, Police Now; Trustee, The Old Vic; Trustee, Wellbeing of Women; Member of the Development Committee, The National Gallery; Board Member - London First

Committee memberships: Nomination (Chair)

Gillian Sheldon

Gillian Sheldon

Senior Independent Director

Date appointed to Board: September 2012 (appointed Senior Independent Director on January 2013)

Independent: Yes

Key skills and experience: Gillian is a senior adviser in Credit Suisse’s investment banking division, where she has gained substantial experience of advising boards across a wide range of complex situations and transactions.

Other current appointments: Senior advisor at Credit Suisse; Trustee of BBC Children in Need; Member of Corporate Advisory Board of Royal Academy of Arts.

Committee memberships: Audit and Risk; Nomination; Remuneration

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

Non-Executive Director

Date appointed to Board: January 2015

Independent: Yes

Key skills and experience: Andrew is Chief Executive of  FTSE 100 company Halma plc, a leading specialist in safety, health and environmental technologies.  He is also a chartered engineer and a production engineering graduate of Birmingham University. 

Other current appointments: Chief Executive of Halma plc.

Committee memberships: Audit and Risk; Nomination; Remuneration.

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