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

David Lowden

David Lowden


Appointed: January 2021 (Independent Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director), May 2022 (Chairman)

Key skills and experience: David is a highly experienced non-executive director, senior independent director and chair of UK listed companies. He was formerly Chair of Huntsworth plc, Senior Independent Director at Berendsen, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at William Hill, Chair of the Audit Committee at Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc and Chief Executive of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc.

Other current appointments: Chairman of Diploma plc; Senior Independent Director of Morgan Sindall plc; and until 30 April 2022 Chairman of PageGroup plc.

Committee memberships: Nomination (Chair)

Jon Lewis, CEO, Capita

Jonathan Lewis

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: December 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.

External appointments: Board Member of Equinor ASA.

Tim Weller

Tim Weller

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: May 2021

Key skills and experience: Before joining Capita, Tim was at G4S for five years as its CFO and for three years before that as a Non-Executive Director. He has many years’ experience as a CFO with Innogy, RWE Thames Water, United Utilities, Cable & Wireless and Petrofac. He spent his early career at KPMG, where he trained to become a Chartered Accountant, becoming a partner in 1997

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

Other current appointments: Non-Executive Director of The Carbon Trust.


Nneka Abulokwe OBE

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: February 2022

Key skills and experience: Nneka has significant experience of delivering large-scale, high profile technology projects for governments and private institutions globally. She held senior and executive positions with Logica (now CGI), Atos and Sopra Steria, in a corporate career spanning more than 25 years, before founding MicroMax Consulting, where she is currently CEO. Nneka was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2019 for services to business.

Other current appointments: Non-Executive Director, Davies Group; Director of MicroMax Consulting Limited; External Member of the Audit & Risk Committee, University of Cambridge; Adviser, Cranfield School of Management Advisory Board and DoGood Africa.

Committee membership: Audit and Risk; Nomination; Remuneration.

Lyndsay Brown, Employee Non-Executive Director, Capita

Lyndsay Browne

Employee Non-Executive Director

Appointed: July 2019

Key skills and experience: Lyndsay is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Scotland) and has undertaken various finance roles in insurance and financial services since joining Capita in 2003. She currently works as a finance manager in the Specialist Services division and is involved in commercial contract management, the finance transformation programme and financial reporting. Before joining Capita, Lyndsay worked for KPMG Audit and Advisory in Glasgow and Bermuda.

Other current appointments: None

Committee membership: Remuneration

John Cresswell, Independent Non-Executive Director, Capita

John Cresswell

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: November 2015

Key skills and experience: John has substantial experience in leading and growing organisations as CEO and executive director. He qualified as 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 Bibby Line Group and Arqiva and held a number of executive director roles on the board of ITV plc. 

Other current appointments: Member of University of Liverpool Management School Advisory Board.

Committee memberships: Audit and Risk; Nomination; Remuneration

Neelam Dhawan, Independent Non-Executive Director, Capita

Neelam Dhawan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2021

Key skills and experience: Neelam has 35 years’ leadership experience in the IT industry, where she held senior positions in Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft , Compaq and IBM with responsibility for a wide range of areas including strategy, corporate development, software engineering and offshoring. She now advises multinationals on business and technology transformation and, until recently, was an advisor to IBM, helping them navigate through a business and talent transformation in India. Neelam recently stepped down as a member of Koninklijke Philips NV Supervisory Board, having served for the maximum term of 10 years. 

Other current appointments: Non-Executive Board Member of ICICI Bank Limited and Yatra Online Inc. She mentors and advises young startup companies and is on the board of Skylo Technologies Inc. and Capillary Technologies.

Committee memberships: Audit and Risk; Nomination; Remuneration

Georgina Harvey, Independent Non-Executive Director, Capita

Georgina Harvey

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: October 2019

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 and Non-Executive Director of Superdry plc.

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

Matthew Lester, Independent Non-Executive Director, Capita

Matthew Lester

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2017

Key skills and experience: Matthew is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles. He was Group Chief Financial Officer of Royal Mail plc from November 2010 to July 2017. Matthew served as Group Chief Financial Officer for ICAP plc from May 2006 to November 2010. Matthew was formerly a Non-Executive Director at Barclays plc and he has also held the position of Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at Man Group plc. 

Other current appointments: Chairman of Kier Group plc and Non-Executive Director of Intermediate Capital Group plc.

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

Joseph Murphy

Joseph Murphy

Employee Non-Executive Director

Appointed: July 2019

Key skills and experience: Joseph works in the technical advisory team in the Real Estate and Infrastructure business within Specialist Services. He joined Capita in 2015 and is a Chartered Civil Engineer with a masters degree in ground engineering. His role involves monitoring and advising on large infrastructure projects in the UK and Europe. His previous experience includes engineering design and construction management.

Other current appointments: None

Committee membership: Audit and Risk

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