Governance

The Governance of the RCG is led by the Board with an Independent Chairman and two Independent Non-Executive Directors.

The Board

Alan Giles OBE

Independent Chairman

Alan was Group CEO of HMV Group from 1998 to 2006.

Following his retirement from executive life, he has served as Remuneration Committee Chairman, Company Chairman and senior Independent Director at various organisations including Rentokil Initial plc, Fat Face Group, Foxtons plc and the Competition and Markets Authority.

Alan is currently senior Independent Director of Murray Income Trust plc.

Pamela Coles

Independent Non-Executive Director

Pamela was Chief Governance Officer and Company Secretary of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc from 2014 to 2024 and had a long career in similar roles at a number of FTSE 100 companies.

She is also Governor and Audit & Risk Committee Chair of the University of Greenwich and, having been a Trustee and Remuneration Committee Chair at E-Act multi academy trust until March 2024, now continues at E-Act as a member.

Pamela was an executive committee member of the GC100 for six years until 2024 and has been a fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute since 1997.

Pamela became an  Independent Non-Executive Director of the RCG on 1 June 2024.

Alun Griffiths

Independent Non-Executive Director

Since retiring from the board of WS Atkins plc in 2014 where he was Group HR Director, Alun has served as a board member and remuneration committee chair/member for a number of organisations in the UK and internationally.

He is currently a board member at Severfield plc (where he is senior independent director and until recently remuneration committee chair), Ramboll AS, the leading engineering and architecture consultancy headquartered in Copenhagen (where he chairs the transaction committee and sits on the remuneration committee) and the Ports of Jersey (where he chairs the remuneration committee).

Alun also sits on the Council of the University of Bath where he chairs the remuneration committee. Previously he was a board member and chair of the remuneration committees for The Port of London, Anchor Hanover and ISG plc.

Alun will succeed Alan Giles as Chair of the RCG on 1 January 2025.

Member Directors, who were elected for a three year term ending March 2027

Sally Cooper

Deloitte

Lorna Dodson

Ellason LLP

John Lee

FIT Remuneration Consultants

Andrew Udale

Korn Ferry

David Tankel

Company Secretary

Member Directors, who were elected for a three year term ending March 2027

Sally Cooper

Deloitte

Lorna Dodson

Ellason LLP

John Lee

FIT Remuneration Consultants

Andrew Udale

Korn Ferry

David Tankel

Company Secretary

The RCG Board normally meets four times a year, and the AGM is held in December.

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