Board of Directors
Will was appointed a non-executive director and Chairman designate in July 2006 and became Chairman in October 2006. He is Senior Advisor to Lazard & Co Ltd, Chairman of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc, Deputy Chairman of Inchcape plc and a non-executive director of the Edinburgh Investment Trust plc. He was also appointed a Senior Adviser to the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in January 2012. Prior to this he was a director of Schroders plc, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Schroder Salomon Smith Barney (a division of Citigroup Inc) and Vice Chairman, European Investment Bank of Citigroup Inc and Chairman of H P Bulmer plc. He is a Chartered Accountant.
Chief Executive Officer
Matthew was appointed Chief Executive in October 2005. He set up Howden Joinery in 1995 and has been responsible for its growth into a successful business today. Prior to joining the Company he had been Managing Director of the Magnet Trade operation. He was elected to the Board of the Company in 1998.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark joined the Board in April 2005 as Chief Financial Officer. Mark spent the previous six years as Group Finance Director at Delta plc. Prior to this, he had held a number of senior financial positions with ICI between 1985 and 1998. He is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with Price Waterhouse.
Mark was appointed a non-executive director in May 2011. Mark is CEO of Dairy Crest Group plc. After a brief period at Shell between 1986 and 1991, Mark joined Dairy Crest in 1991 as a general manager and, after being promoted through a variety of roles including Sales & Operations Director and two divisional Managing Director roles, he was appointed to Dairy Crest's main Board in 2002, becoming Chief Executive in 2006. He is Chairman of The Prince's Rural Action Programme and a Trustee for The Prince's Countryside Fund.
Angus was appointed a non-executive director in October 2006. He has been Chief Financial Officer of Aggreko plc since 2000, having previously been Managing Director of Pringle of Scotland and Regional Finance Director Central Europe for Pepsico Foods. He was appointed non-executive director of GKN plc on 1 January 2013. He is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with KPMG Peat Marwick.
Tiffany was appointed a non-executive director in May 2010. Currently UK Marketing Director at BUPA, Tiffany was previously Head of Marketing at British Airways. She was also Chairman of Airmiles and BA Holidays. Prior to that, she held various positions at British Airways including Head of Global Sales and Distribution and Head of UK Sales and Marketing. Tiffany was previously a non-executive director of Think London.
Michael was appointed a nonexecutive director in November 2006. Michael was Chairman of House of Fraser plc from 2001 until November 2006 and was an executive director of Tesco plc from 1989 to 2000. He is a non-executive director of Moneysupermarket.com plc. He was Chairman of the British Retail Consortium from 2004 until 2006.