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Board and Management

Board of Directors

Senior Management

Don Robert
Chairman

Appointed: 6 July 2006

Other current roles: Member of Court – Bank of England. Non-executive director – Compass Group PLC. Director and trustee – National Education and Employer Partnership Taskforce

Previous roles: Chief Executive Officer – Experian. Chief Executive Officer – Experian North America. Various senior roles – The First American Corporation. President – Credco, Inc. Various – US Bancorp. Director – former GUS plc. Past chairman – Consumer Data Industry Association. Trustee – Sage Hill School, California

Key skills and experience:
Record of performance and of increasing shareholder value and highly regarded by stakeholders. Has the right balance of competencies and the necessary experience to provide Experian with the overall leadership it requires in the next phase of its growth and development

Brian Cassin
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: 30 April 2012

Other current roles: None

Previous roles: Chief Financial Officer – Experian. Managing Director - Greenhill & Co. Senior Roles - Baring Brothers International, London Stock Exchange

Key skills and experience:
Exemplary operational performance and contribution to the Board. A broad range of operational competencies, including clear leadership and strong, decisive management skills, coupled with deep commercial acumen and a firm grasp of strategic objectives

Lloyd Pitchford
Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: 1 October 2014

Other current roles: None

Previous roles: Chief Financial Officer – Intertek Group plc. Senior finance positions (including Group Financial Controller) – BG Group plc. Financial and commercial roles – Mobil Oil

Key skills and experience:
A qualified accountant holding an MBA, has deep financial knowledge and considerable experience, built up through a career working in complex, multinational organisations. Has held a wide portfolio of finance and operational responsibilities during his career, helping to deliver significant growth in financial performance

Kerry Williams
Chief Operating Officer

Appointed: 16 July 2014

Other current roles: Board member – Institute for Intergovernmental Research

Previous roles: Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Experian. President – Credit Services, Experian. President – Experian Latin America. Group President – Credit Services and Decision Analytics, Experian North America. President – ERisk Holdings Incorporated. Senior Vice President/General Manager – Bank of America. Senior management positions – Wells Fargo Bank

Key skills and experience: With a broad background in the financial services industry, and holding an MBA qualification, has immense experience and deep knowledge of Experian's businesses across the world.

Fabiola Arredondo
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 January 2007

Other current roles: Managing Partner – Siempre Holdings. Non-executive director – Rodale, Inc., the World Wildlife Fund, Sesame Workshop, NPR (National Public Radio)

Previous roles: Senior operating positions – Yahoo!, the BBC, Bertelsmann AG. Non-executive director – Saks, Inc., Bankinter S.A., BOC Group plc, Intelsat Corporation

Key skills and experience:
Brings directly relevant international strategic and operational experience in the technology and media sectors, including a senior role at a pre-eminent global internet company. Has extensive leading international non-executive directorship experience and qualifications including an MBA

Jan Babiak
Non-executive director

Appointed: 29 April 2014

Other current roles: Non-executive director – Walgreens, Bank of Montreal. Council Member – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Previous roles: Managing Partner and Executive Board level roles – Ernst & Young. Non-executive director – Logica plc, Royal Mail plc

Key skills and experience:
Brings important information technology security and governance, transformation and programme management knowledge. A qualified accountant with an MBA, has excellent non-executive credentials and has operated globally throughout career

Roger Davis
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 January 2007

Other current roles: Chairman – Experian plc Remuneration Committee. Chairman – Gem Diamonds Limited, Sainsbury’s Bank

Previous roles: Chairman – Cabot Credit Management, Chief Executive Officer – Barclays UK banking operation. Board member – Barclays PLC. Various roles – Flemings and BZW

Key skills and experience:
Over 20 years’ experience leading and managing change at large global businesses. Understands what is required to effectively manage a large organisation as a result of extensive executive and non-executive experience

Alan Jebson
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 January 2007

Other current roles: Chairman – Experian plc Audit Committee

Previous roles: Group Chief Operating Officer, Group Chief Information Officer – HSBC Holdings plc. Non-executive director – MacDonald Dettwiler, Vodafone Group plc

Key skills and experience:
Information technology, global resourcing and an operational background are invaluable at a large global business like Experian where issues around server technology and information security are of great importance. A qualified chartered accountant, with top-level non-executive experience

Deirdre Mahlan
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 September 2012

Other current roles: Chief Financial Officer – Diageo plc

Previous roles: Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Head of Tax and Treasury – Diageo plc. Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer – Diageo North America. Vice President of Finance – Diageo Guinness USA. Various senior finance roles – Joseph Seagram and Sons, Inc. PricewaterhouseCoopers

Key skills and experience:
A qualified accountant with an MBA, Deirdre has many years’ experience in senior finance roles. Currently a board member at Diageo plc, so understands the operational challenges of a global public company

George Rose
Deputy Chairman and Senior independent Director

Appointed: 1 September 2012

Other current roles: Chairman - Experian plc Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee. Non-executive director (and audit committee chairman) – Genel Energy plc, Laing O’Rourke plc. Member – Industrial Development Advisory Board

Previous roles: Group Finance Director, Director of Finance and Treasury – BAE Systems plc. Senior finance positions – Leyland DAF plc, Rover Group (and finance graduate trainee at Ford). Non-executive director – National Grid plc, SAAB AB, Orange plc

Key skills and experience:
Career has included high-level finance positions, including at board level with BAE Systems plc. Continues to hold non-executive positions with leading companies

Judith Sprieser
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 June 2010

Other current roles: Vice Chair - Royal Ahold N.V. Non-executive director – Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, Allstate Corporation, InterContinental Exchange, Inc.

Previous roles: President and Chief Executive Officer – Transora. Executive Vice President, Food Operations, Chief Financial Officer – Sara Lee Corporation. Non-executive director – USG Corporation, Adecco SA

Key skills and experience:
Relevant experience of providing insight into customer decision-making, and a wealth of international experience. An experienced non-executive director who has chaired both audit and remuneration committees

Paul Walker
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 June 2010

Other current roles: Non-executive Chairman – Perform Group plc, Halma plc. WANdisco plc. Chair – Newcastle Science City Partnership. Director – Entrepreneurs’ Forum

Previous roles: Chief Executive Officer, Finance Director, Financial Controller – The Sage Group plc. Non-executive director – Diageo plc, MyTravel Group plc. Ernst & Young

Key skills and experience:
Spent 16 years recently as chief executive officer of a FTSE company, giving a great understanding of the challenges of running a global business. An economics graduate with a strong financial background and high-level non-executive experience

Senior Management

Craig Boundy
CEO Experian North America and Experian Consumer Services

Craig Boundy is CEO Experian North America and Experian Consumer Services. Craig joined Experian in November 2011 as Managing Director of Experian UK and Ireland. Prior to joining Experian, he was CEO of Logica in the UK, having joined Logica in 2008 as CEO Global Operations. Before this, Craig was at Cable & Wireless, where he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of its business in Europe, US and Asia. Before Cable & Wireless, he was Sales Director and then COO at Energis. His early career was with BT. Craig attended Lancaster University in the UK, graduating in management studies and German.

Charles Brown
Group Company Secretary

Charles Brown joined Experian in October 2006 as Company Secretary. Based in Dublin, Ireland, his responsibilities include corporate governance, statutory and listing rules compliance and reporting, Board support, shareholder services, enterprise risk management and corporate responsibility. Before joining Experian, Charlie was Group Company Secretary at Standard Chartered PLC and was previously Director, Corporate Secretariat at Allied Domecq plc, Head of Secretariat at RMC Group p.l.c. and Assistant Company Secretary at English China Clays plc. Charlie is Secretary to the Experian plc Board and its principal Committees and Experian’s Global Strategic Projects Committee and is a member of Experian’s Group Operating Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and a member of the ICSA's Company Secretaries Forum, the Association for the General Counsel and Company Secretaries of FTSE 100 companies and the CBI Companies Committee.

Chris Clark
Chris Clark
Managing Director, Experian UK and Ireland & EMEA, Credit Services and Global Technology Services

Chris Clark is Managing Director, Experian UK and Ireland & EMEA, Credit Services and Global Technology Services. Chris joined Experian in January 2012 as Managing Director of EMEA and brings over 20 years’ experience from BT (formerly known as British Telecom), where he held numerous international executive positions, operating across multiple market sectors and regions. In his final role as Managing Director of BT Enterprises, BT Retail’s fastest growing business, Chris was responsible for a global workforce of 3,000 people and revenues of £1bn. He also had overall responsibility for BT’s London 2012 Olympic activities. Chris was previously CEO of BT Ireland, where he played an instrumental role in the company’s rapid growth and, before that, Director of Business Transformation for BT Retail, where he managed a radical two year transformation programme. Chris was educated at Plymouth University in the UK and holds an honours degree in Geography.

Rick Gallagher
Group Corporate Strategy & Development Director

Rick Gallagher was appointed Chief Investment Officer and Director of Global Strategy and Development in May 2010, with responsibility for driving Experian’s corporate development and strategy globally. He was previously Managing Director of Experian’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region and, before that, served as Managing Director of Latin America. Prior to this, Rick was Executive Vice President of Strategic Business Development and President of the Fraud Solutions business in Experian North America. Before joining Experian in 2002, Rick held several executive positions within private equity-owned information services companies. He was Vice President of Sales for Interworld Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise commerce software, and held key executive roles at Aurora Electronics, Inc. and the Cerplex Group, Inc. Rick’s career has also featured leadership roles with Strategic Mortgage Services, a business later sold to First American Corporation, and MCI Communications Corporation. Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University and a Master of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Darryl Gibson
Group General Counsel

Darryl Gibson is Group General Counsel, with responsibility for overseeing Experian’s global legal, regulatory compliance and government affairs functions. Darryl was previously General Counsel for Experian North America and has held a number of increasingly senior roles within the legal function since joining Experian in 1997. Prior to Experian, Darryl practiced business and real estate law with Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth in California. Darryl holds a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of Science, Finance and Business Economics degree from the University of Southern California. He is the current chairman of the US Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA), an industry trade association headquartered in Washington, DC.

Joy Griffiths
Global Managing Director, Experian Decision Analytics and Chairman Experian Asia Pacific

Joy Griffiths is Global Managing Director, Experian Decision Analytics and Chairman of Experian’s Asia Pacific region, including India. Joy joined Experian in July 2011, bringing more than 30 years of international experience in the financial services industry. Before this, Joy was with Lloyds Banking Group, which she joined in 2007 as Managing Director of its mortgage business and Chairman and CEO of Cheltenham & Gloucester plc. In 2009, she was appointed Managing Director of LloydsTSB and Bank of Scotland Community Banks. Before joining LloydsTSB, Joy was an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and previously spent more than 10 years at Westpac Banking Corporation in a range of senior management positions. Born and educated in New Zealand, Joy holds a MBA degree from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

José Luiz Rossi
Managing Director, Experian Latin America

José Luiz Rossi joined Experian in May 2014 as Managing Director, Experian Latin America. Prior to joining Experian, he was Chief Executive Officer, of Capgemini’s Brazilian business. Before this, he led IBM’s consulting practice in Southwest Europe. In 1989 he became a partner at Price Waterhouse and in 2001 assumed the leadership of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ consulting practice for Central and South America. José was educated at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Nadia Ridout-Jamieson
Director of Investor Relations & Communications

Nadia Ridout-Jamieson was appointed Director of Investor Relations and Communications in June 2007. She joined Experian in August 2006, following ten years in the investment banking industry, where she was a sell-side media analyst covering stocks in the marketing services, professional publishing and consumer media industries. Nadia started her career at Cazenove, before moving on to Lehman Brothers where she was part of the top ranking media research team. She studied chemistry at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, and holds a PhD in surface science from Cambridge University.

Mark Wells
Group Human Resources Director

Mark Wells joined Experian in April 2006 as Group HR Director. He is responsible for Board and executive remuneration, reward strategy, succession and talent management, organisational design, pensions and capability development across the global HR function. Before joining Experian, Mark worked for Barclays PLC in a variety of senior human resources roles for seven years and, prior to this, for BG Group and British Gas. He has a Masters degree in Strategic Human Resource Management, is a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and is a former lay member of the Employment Tribunal for England and Wales.