George Rose

George Rose (67) 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.

Other current roles: George is Senior Independent Director (and Audit Committee Chairman) of Genel Energy plc, and a non-executive director of EXPO 2020 LLC.

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