George Rose

George Rose (69) Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director, and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Appointed to the Board on 1 September 2012, as Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director on 16 July 2014 and as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee on 24 July 2019.

Other current roles: George chairs our Remuneration Committee.

Skills: George is a qualified accountant, whose career has included several high-level finance positions. As well as this financial expertise, he adds to the collective strength of the Board thanks to the numerous non-executive positions he has held with leading companies.

Experience: George was Group Finance Director and Director of Finance and Treasury at BAE Systems plc (where he was a Board member), and held senior finance positions at Leyland DAF plc and Rover Group. He has been a non-executive director of National Grid plc, SAAB AB, Orange plc and EXPO 2020 LLC, and also (where he chaired the Audit Committee) Laing O’Rourke plc and Genel Energy plc. George has also been a member of the UK Industrial Development Advisory Board.