Group Board.

Nigel Wilson Nigel Wilson
Group Chief Executive

Skills and experience

Nigel was appointed group chief executive in 2012 having joined as group chief financial officer in 2009.

Nigel was senior independent director (SID) of The Capita Group plc from 2009 until 2012, and was SID/chairman of Halfords Group Plc from 2006 until 2011.

Previous appointments include: McKinsey & Co, (where clients included BP, Citibank, Cadbury, Santander, Kingfisher, Courtaulds, Whitbread and Globe Investment Trust). Group commercial director of Dixons Group Plc; managing director of Stanhope Properties Plc; chief executive, Corporate, Guinness Peat Aviation (G.P.A.); and managing director, Viridian Capital. Nigel was also deputy chief executive and chief financial officer at UBM. Nigel was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group in 2015.

Qualifications include a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a Kennedy Scholar, and a recipient of the Alfred P Sloan research scholarship. He also worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Nigel has won numerous athletics championships including the 800m British Masters. He was also City AM “Business Personality of the Year” in 2014.

Rudy Markham Rudy Markham
Interim Chairman

Skills and experience

Rudy was appointed to the Board in October 2006 and was appointed Interim Chairman in June 2016. Rudy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He was awarded the CIMA Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award in 2005. Former roles include: chief financial officer, director of strategy and technology and treasurer of Unilever Plc; chair and CEO of Unilever Japan; chair of Unilever Australia; chairman of Moorfields Eye Hospital; and independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Plc.

External appointments

  • AstraZeneca Plc
  • Corbion N.V. (supervisory board vice chairman)
  • United Parcel Service Inc

Committee membership

  • Corporate Governance Committee
  • Risk Committee
  • Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
  • Nominations Committee

Mark Zinkula Mark Zinkula
Chief Executive Officer, Legal & General Investment Management

Skills and experience

Mark was appointed to the Board in September 2012, having been appointed chief executive officer of Legal & General Investment Management in March 2011. Prior to that, he was CEO of Legal & General Investment Management America (LGIMA) since 2008 and played an integral part in the establishment and successful expansion of LGIMA.

Prior to joining LGIMA, Mark was at Aegon Asset Management where he was global head of fixed income.

External appointments

  • The Investment Association (Board member)

Mark Gregory Mark Gregory
Chief Financial Officer

Skills and experience

Mark was appointed group chief financial officer on 1 July 2013. Mark was previously chief executive officer, Savings and joined the Board in January 2009. He joined Legal & General in 1998 and has held a variety of divisional finance director roles and served as group financial controller, communications and resources director, resources and international director and UK service operations director.

From 2006, he was managing director, With-Profits. Prior to joining Legal & General, he worked in senior financial and business development roles at companies including Kingfisher Plc and ASDA. He is a qualified chartered accountant.

Stuart Popham Stuart Popham
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Stuart was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2011. Stuart has extensive legal knowledge and business acumen.

He was previously the senior partner of Clifford Chance LLP from 2003–2011. He is presently vice-chairman EMEA at Citigroup and was from 2008 to 2012 chairman of TheCityUK, a body created to promote financial services.

External appointments

  • Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
  • Citigroup, vice chairman of EMEA Banking
  • Council member at Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution, vice chairman

Committee membership

  • Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Risk Committee

Julia Wilson Julia Wilson
Senior Independent Director

Skills and experience

Julia was appointed to the Board in November 2011 and became the senior independent director in May 2016. She has significant corporate finance, tax and accounting experience.

She is the group finance director of 3i Group plc, which includes responsibility for finance, investment valuations and treasury. She has been a member of its board since 2008. Previously, she was the group director of corporate finance at Cable & Wireless plc where she also held a number of other finance-related roles.

Julia is a member of the ICAEW (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

External appointments

  • 3i Group Plc

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee (Chair)
  • Corporate Governance Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Risk Committee

Lizabeth Zlatkus Lizabeth Zlatkus
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Lizabeth was appointed to the Board in December 2013. She spent the majority of her career at The Hartford Financial Services Group (‘Hartford’), serving as both chief financial officer and chief risk officer of the firm. In addition, she held a range of senior operating roles including co-president of Hartford Life Insurance Companies. She served on various insurance industry committees including as regulatory chair for the North American Chief Risk Officers Council. Outside of her professional career, Lizabeth is actively involved with various educational, health and science organisations, and sits on several non-profit boards. She was previously selected to be a member of the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, due to her work with the disabled community.

External appointments

  • Boston Private Financial Holdings

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Risk Committee

Richard Meddings Richard Meddings
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Richard was appointed to the Board in December 2014. Richard is a qualified chartered accountant and has over 30 years of banking and financial services experience, most recently having spent 12 years on the board of Standard Chartered and almost eight years as finance director. Previously, Richard was group financial controller at Barclays and was also chief operating officer for the Wealth Management, Premium Retail and Life Assurance businesses. He has also served on the board of Woolwich as group finance director and as a non-executive director at 3i where he was the senior independent director and chair of the audit committee. Richard is also on the Board of Teach First, a charity committed to ending educational inequality.

External appointments

  • Deutsche Bank, chair of the audit committee
  • HM Treasury, non-executive director and chair of the audit committee
  • Member of the Governing Council of the International Chamber of Commerce, UK
  • Trustee of Teach First

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee
  • Corporate Governance Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Risk Committee

Carolyn Bradley Carolyn Bradley
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Carolyn was appointed to the Board in December 2014. Carolyn has a strong consumer focused background having worked at Tesco from 1986 until 2013. During this time, Carolyn held a range of senior positions in various roles including chief operating officer, Tesco.com, marketing director, UK and, most recently, as group brand director.

External appointments

  • Marston’s PLC, non-executive director
  • The Mentoring Foundation, non-executive director
  • Trustee of Cancer Research UK

Committee membership

  • Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

lesley knox Lesley Knox
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Lesley was appointed to the Board in June 2016. Lesley brings a wealth of international, strategic and financial services experience having spent over 17 years in senior roles in financial services, including with Kleinwort Benson, Bank of Scotland and British Linen Advisors. Lesley previously served as Chair on the Board of Alliance Trust PLC and as a senior independent director at Hays plc.

External appointments

  • Centrica plc, non-executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee
  • SABMiller plc, non-executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee
  • Thomas Cook Group plc, non-executive director
  • Grosvenor Group, Chair

Committee membership

  • Nominations Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

Philip Broadley Philip Broadley
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Philip was appointed to the Board in July 2016. He has extensive insurance experience having spent over 14 years in senior roles in insurance including as Group Finance Director at Old Mutual plc and prior to that as Group Finance Director of Prudential plc. Philip currently serves as a member of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee and is a member of the Code Committee of The Takeover Panel as well as the Panel's Finance Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

External appointments

  • Glaziers Hall Limited
  • Eastbourne College (Incorporated)

Committee membership

  • Nominations Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Risk Committee