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Baroness Sarah Hogg

Baroness Sarah Hogg

Experienced Chair: FTSE 100, FTSE 250, Public Sector, Private Sector, Private Equity 

  • 24 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in private equity, government, the regulator, leisure & hotels, media, energy, public-sector institutions, engineering, finance
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Major Career Roles

Baroness Hogg was the founding Chairman of Frontier Economics Ltd. In 2002 she became Chairman of 3i Group plc, Europe’s largest listed private-equity company, where she stayed until 2010, when she took on the Chairmanship of the Financial Reporting Council.

Sarah is currently a Senior Independent Director of Royal Mail plc. She holds a Non-Executive Directorship at The Times Newspaper Holdings Ltd. 

Industry Knowledge

Baroness Hogg has extensive experience of business, government and the media, having worked at the highest level in all 3 sectors. Notably she was the first woman to become Chairman of a FTSE 100 company and has sat on 8 other FTSE 100 Boards.

She has previously served on the Boards of BG Group plc, GKN plc, the dual-listed company Carnival Corp. and Carnival plc, as well as Cadbury plc. She was an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at the John Lewis Partnership plc. She was also a Senior Independent Director of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and a member of the Takeover Panel (UK).

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 Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates is Chairman of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc, the John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust Ltd and the BBC Pension Investment Ltd. She is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at Alliance Trust  plc, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Worldwide Healthcare Trust and a member of the Investment Committees of Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (and Non-Executive director of the USS Investment Management) and the BBC Pension Fund.

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Dr Hans Wijers

Dr Hans Wijers

Dr Hans Wijers is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ING Group N.V., a member of the Supervisory Board of Hal Holding N.V. and a member of the Temasek European Advisory Panel of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited.

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Dr Anthony (Tony) Hayward

Dr Anthony (Tony) Hayward

Tony Hayward is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Energy Transition Partners BV and recently stepped down as Chairman of Glencore plc, a position he has held since 2014. He is a Managing Partner of St James’s Asset Management LLP and Chairman of a number of private companies. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of BP plc, the Chief Executive Officer of Genel Energy plc and subsequently the Chairman. 

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Sir John Manzoni

Sir John Manzoni

Sir John Manzoni is Chairman at SSE, the UK utility, Chair of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, a non departmental public body central to the UK’s nuclear defence strategy and Continuous at Sea Deterrence (CASD).

John was the first ever Chief Executive of the UK Civil Service, and Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Office. Prior to the Civil Service, John held roles as Chief Executive of Gas and Power, and Refining and Marketing at BP, and Chief Executive at Talisman Energy.

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