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Board and Management

Board of Directors

Senior Management

Sir John Peace

Appointed: 6 July 2006

Other current roles: Chairman – Burberry Group plc, Standard Chartered PLC

Previous roles: Group Chief Executive Officer and director – former GUS plc

Key skills and experience:
Many years’ experience as a successful board chairman, with this strength frequently mentioned during Board reviews. An in-depth knowledge of the Experian business due to his role in its inception and his time as Group Chief Executive Officer of GUS plc

Don Robert
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: 6 July 2006

Other current roles: Non-executive director – Compass Group PLC. Director and trustee – National Education and Employer Partnership Taskforce. Trustee – Sage Hill School, California

Previous roles: 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

Key skills and experience:
Has led Experian through a period of enormous change, beginning with listing as an independent company in October 2006. Brought many years’ experience in credit reporting businesses to his Experian roles

Chris Callero
President and Chief Operating Officer

Appointed: 1 April 2009

Other current roles: Advisory capacity – Paul Mirage School of Business, Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. Board member – Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Member – University of California Chancellor’s Chief Executive Roundtable

Previous roles: Chief Executive Officer – Experian Americas. Various senior roles – Bank of America (27 years). Chief Operating Officer – Wink Communications

Key skills and experience:
Overall responsibility includes Experian business operations around the globe, and the development and management of growth initiatives to ensure the continued success of the business. Strong leadership skills, clear strategic vision and an in-depth knowledge of the business

Brian Cassin
Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: 30 April 2012

Other current roles: None

Previous roles: Managing Director – Greenhill & Co. Baring Brothers International. London Stock Exchange

Key skills and experience:
Twenty years’ experience in the corporate advisory sector, and very familiar with the Experian business having acted as a strategic advisor to former parent company, GUS plc, in the lead up to demerger in 2006. Previously acted as an advisor to Experian

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

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. Non-executive director – Vodafone Group plc

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

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
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 September 2012

Other current roles: 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:
George’s career has included high-level finance positions, including at board level with BAE Systems plc. Continues to hold non-executive positions with leading companies

Sir Alan Rudge
Deputy Chairman and Senior independent director

Appointed: 6 September 2006

Other current roles: Chairman – Experian plc Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee. President – The ERA Foundation Limited

Previous roles: Pro Chancellor – Surrey University. President – CELTEL International B.V. Non-executive director – S.E.S.A. AG. Special Advisor – General Atlantic Partners. Chairman – Board of Management of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, ERA Technology, WS Atkins. Deputy Chief Executive – BT. Non-executive director – former GUS plc. Past Chairman – Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Past President – Institution of Electrical Engineers

Key skills and experience:
Many years’ experience in general management and technology roles, giving a broad knowledge of operational issues. Sir Alan holds a PhD in electrical engineering and has a deep understanding of the Experian business and a wealth of experience as a member of other boards and as a chairman

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.

Michael DeVico
President, Experian Marketing Services

Michael DeVico is President, Experian Marketing Services and joined Experian in 2007. He is responsible for leading Experian’s Marketing Services global business line. Additionally, he is responsible for the Experian FootFall business. Before joining Experian, Michael was Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President for Zions Bancorporation. In this role, he led the Information Technology, Operations, Cash Management and Customer Service Divisions and developed and implemented corporate-wide strategies and solutions across the Zions enterprise. Michael was previously Chief Executive Officer of Xpede, an Internet technology company focused on the financial services industry. He was also the Executive Vice President and head of the Interactive Banking Division at Bank of America. Michael holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University, New York.

Richard Fiddis
Managing Director, Strategic Markets

Richard Fiddis was appointed Managing Director for Strategic Markets following Experian’s listing as a UK FTSE company in 2006 and has responsibility for driving the Group's development in new strategic markets, with a particular focus on India.‪ He was previously Managing Director of UK, Ireland & Northern Europe. Before joining Experian in 1999, Richard was Managing Director of Lorien plc, an IT Consultancy and Services business and European Vice President for Marcam Corporation, a US software and services provider. Prior to that he spent 14 years with IBM, where he progressed to managing its UK Northern Region, before setting up and running an IBM joint venture company. Richard graduated from the University of Sussex and Rochester (USA) and completed a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He is a Non-Executive Director of Nottingham Building Society and a member of Warwick Business School's MSc Advisory Board.

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.

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.

Kerry Williams
Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Kerry Williams is Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Experian. His role also comprises leading Experian Latin America. He previously served as Group President of the Credit Services and Decision Analytics Group, Experian North America. Kerry has a broad background in the financial services industry and, prior to joining Experian in January 2003, served for nearly three years as president of ERisk Holdings Incorporated, an enterprise-wide risk management company. He was previously with Bank of America for five years as a senior vice president/general manager, where he formed and built the commercial credit card business. Before this, he held a number of senior management positions at Wells Fargo Bank during an eight-year span, including leadership positions within the bank’s consumer credit, mortgage and cash management areas. Kerry is a member of the board of directors for the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, a consulting and technical assistance firm in the law enforcement arena. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration degree with honours from Arizona State University.