Nigel was appointed Group Chief Executive in 2012 having joined as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2009.
Skills and experience
Nigel won the ‘Most Admired Leader’ award at Britain's Most Admired Companies Awards 2017, for Management Today. He was also City AM "Business Personality of the Year" in 2014. In 2015-2016 Nigel was a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.
Nigel was Chairman of the Investment Association’s review of Executive Pay (2016-2017) and the governments review of Mission Led Business (2016- 2017). He was also a member of the governments Patient Capital Review Industry Panel (2017–2018) and a Commissioner in the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission (2017–2018). Nigel is currently a member of the expert group advising on the government’s Social Care Green Paper.
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. Nigel also worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
Previous appointments include, McKinsey & Co (where clients included BP, Citibank, Cadbury’s, Santander and Kingfisher); Group Commercial Director of Dixons Group Plc.; Managing Director of Stanhope Properties Plc.; Chief Executive, Corporate, Guinness Peat Aviation (G.P.A.); Managing Director, Viridian Capital and Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer UBM.
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.
Nigel has won numerous national masters Athletics Championships. He has five daughters. He is leading the 50/50 by 2020 gender diversity initiative.