Alison Brittain

Alison Brittain (58) Senior Independent Director

Appointed to the Board on 1 September 2020, and as Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee on 21 July 2022.

Other current roles: Alison chairs our Remuneration Committee, is Chair of English football's Premier League and Dunelm Group plc (where she chairs the Nominations Committee), a non-executive director of British Airways plc, and Chair and a Trustee of the Prince's Trust Group.

Skills and contribution: Alison is a highly versatile business leader and general manager, who holds an MBA and brings considerable experience of operating in consumer-facing service environments. She has over 25 years' senior management experience in major financial institutions and consumer businesses. The Board benefits from her significant board-level experience.

Experience: Alison was previously CEO of Whitbread PLC, group director with Lloyds Banking Group and a board director of Santander UK PLC. She held senior roles at Barclays Bank, and was a non-executive director of Marks & Spencer Group PLC. She has been a member of the UK Prime Minister's Advisory Councils, under several administrations and was awarded a CBE in the 2019 UK New Year Honours list.