Jonathan Howell

Jonathan Howell (59) Non-executive director

Appointed to the Board on 1 May 2021, and as Chair of the Audit Committee on 1 July 2022.

Other current roles: Jonathan chairs our Audit Committee, and is the Chief Financial Officer of The Sage Group plc.

Skills and contribution: Jonathan has a wealth of financial, strategic, technology and regulatory expertise, encompassing both Business-to-Business (B2B) and B2C, which is of huge benefit to Experian. He is a highly regarded FTSE 100 Chief Financial Officer, and also brings considerable executive and non-executive UK-listed boardroom experience. Jonathan's financial expertise and experience ensure effective leadership of our Audit Committee.

Experience: Jonathan was previously an independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of The Sage Group plc., for five years while serving as Group Finance Director of Close Brothers Group plc for 10 years until November 2018. Before that he was Group Finance Director at the London Stock Exchange Group plc for nine years and has also been a non-executive director of EMAP plc and Chairman of FTSE International. The early part of Jonathan's career was at Price Waterhouse where he qualified as a chartered accountant.