George Rose

George Rose (65) Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director.

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

Key/other roles: George is Chairman of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee. He is also Senior Independent Director (and Audit Committee Chairman) of Genel Energy plc, and a non-executive director of EXPO 2020 LLC.

Skills and experience: George is a qualified accountant, whose career has included high-level finance positions such as Group Finance Director, and Director of Finance and Treasury at BAE Systems plc (where he was a Board member), and senior finance positions at Leyland DAF plc and Rover Group. He adds to the collective strength of the Board from the numerous non-executive positions he has held with leading companies such as National Grid plc, SAAB AB, Orange plc and Laing O’Rourke plc (where he also chaired the Audit Committee). He has also been a member of the UK Industrial Development Advisory Board.