Paul Walker

Paul Walker (61) Non-executive director.

Appointed to the Board on 1 June 2010. Paul will step down at the 2019 AGM.

Other current roles: Paul is the non-executive Chairman of Ashtead G roup plc and Halma plc, and a director of Sophos plc.

Skills: Paul spent 16 years as Chief Executive Officer of The Sage Group plc, giving him a great understanding of the challenges of running a global business. He is an economics graduate and chartered accountant, with a strong financial background and high-level non-executive experience, which adds to the Board’s strength.

Experience: Paul’s roles at Sage included Chief Executive Officer, Finance Director and Financial Controller. He has also been non-executive Chairman of WANdisco plc and Perform Group Ltd, a non-executive director at Diageo plc and MyTravel Group plc, and Chair of the Newcastle Science City Partnership