Jonathan Howell

Non-executive director


Jonathan was 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 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.


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

Experian Board committees

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
  • Remuneration Committee