Appointed as non-executive chairman in July 2009, having served as a non-executive director since August 2006. Chairman of Royal London Group, and a non-executive director of Go-Ahead Group, Gold Fields, Times Newspapers and Hochschild Mining. Editor of The Economist from 1986 to 1993 and deputy governor of the Bank of England from 1993 to 1995.
Chris was appointed Group chief executive in July 2013. He originally joined the company as Group finance director in July 2005. In April 2010 he also took on the responsibility for the Economist Intelligence Unit as its managing director. Previously he was the corporate development director of Incisive Media, finance director of the TBP Group and director of the FT Law and Tax Division.
|Sir David Bell
Appointed as a non-executive director in August 2005. He retired as an executive director of Pearson and as chairman of the Financial Times in 2009. He is chairman of Sadler’s Wells.
Appointed as a non-executive director in July 2009. Chairman and CEO of EXOR, chairman of Fiat, Giovanni Agnelli e C and Editrice La Stampa, and a director of Fiat Industrial, SGS and Gruppo Banca Leonardo. Also vice-chairman of the Italian Aspen Institute and the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation, and recently appointed as a non-executive director of the new News Corporation.
Appointed as a director in May 2006, and editor of The Economist since April 2006, having joined the editorial staff in July 1987. Previously US editor. A trustee of the British Museum.
John Ridding was appointed as a non-executive director in 2014. He is the chief executive of the FT Group, and has been with the company for 20 years in both editorial and executive positions.
|Sir Simon Robertson
Appointed as a non-executive director in July 2005. Deputy chairman and senior independent director of HSBC Holdings, non-executive director of Berry Bros & Rudd, founder of Robertson Robey Associates and a trustee of the Royal Opera Endowment Fund. Former chairman of Rolls-Royce Holdings.
|Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild
Appointed as a non-executive director in October 2002. A non-executive director of the Estée Lauder Companies and a trustee of the Eranda Foundation, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the McCain Institute for International Leadership.
|Dr Eric Schmidt
Appointed as a non-executive director in November 2013. He joined Google in 2001 and helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. He served as Google’s chief executive officer from 2001-2011, overseeing the company’s technical and business strategy alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Under his leadership Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation.
Appointed as a non-executive director in July 2011. Director of communications at Pearson and a member of the Pearson management committee. Previously a director of South African business publisher BDFM and of Interactive Data Corporation.