Board Profile

Geoffrey Howe

Geoffrey Howe, Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Geoffrey Howe was appointed a Non-Executive Director in January 2002 and became Joint Deputy Chairman in November 2004. He was appointed Chairman in April 2006 and became Chairman of the Nominations Committee in June 2016. Geoffrey is senior independent director of Close Brothers Group plc. He was formerly chairman of Nationwide Building Society, chairman of Railtrack Group plc, a director of Investec plc, general counsel of Robert Fleming Holdings and managing partner of Clifford Chance.

Dominic BurkeDominic Burke, Group Chief Executive

Dominic Burke joined Jardine Lloyd Thompson in 2000, when the Burke Ford Group of Companies, of which he was chief executive and co-founder, became part of JLT. He was appointed Chief Executive of the UK & Ireland Insurance Broking business and the Group’s Employee Benefits businesses in 2000 and was appointed a Director and Chief Operating Officer of JLT in January 2005. Dominic was appointed Group Chief Executive in December 2005. He was appointed a non-executive director and deputy chairman of Newbury Racecourse plc in November 2010 and became its chairman in June 2011.

Mark Drummond-BradyMark Drummond Brady, Deputy Group CEO

Mark Drummond Brady has been with JLT since 1987 and has held a number of senior posts in the Group. He was the Group's International Chairman of Risk & Insurance until 1 September 2014 when he relinquished that role and became the Deputy Group CEO. Mark was appointed a Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc in March 2011 and is a member of the Group Executive Committee. With effect from 28 February 2017 Mark becomes CEO of JLT Latin America and Chairman of JLT Canada, in addition to his current role as Deputy Group CEO.

Charlie RozesCharles Rozes, Group Finance Director

Charles Rozes joined JLT in September 2015 as Group Finance Director. He is a member of the Group Executive Committee. He is also a Director of JLT India and a member of its Audit & Risk Committee. He joined the Group from Barclays where, since 2011, he had held the role of Global Head of Investor Relations. Prior to that, Charles was chief financial officer of Barclays UK Retail and Business Banking. He has also held senior management roles at Bank of America and IBM, and as a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers over a 25 year period.

Annette CourtAnnette Court, Non-Executive Director

Annette Court was appointed a Non-Executive Director in August 2012. She is a member of the Audit & Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees. Annette was appointed as Senior Independent Director on 3 October 2017.

Annette has extensive insurance industry experience. Annette was appointed as the non-executive Chairman of Admiral Group plc on 26 April 2017 and is also a non-executive director of Foxtons Group plc.    Between 2007 and 2010 she was chief executive officer for Europe General Insurance for Zurich Financial Services and a member of the group executive committee. She is a former chief executive officer of RBS Insurance, the insurance division of RBS Group which owned the Direct Line and Churchill brands. In the role she was also a member of the RBS group executive management committee. Annette has previously served as a member of the board of the ABI.

Andrew DidhamAndrew Didham, Non-Executive Director

Andrew Didham was appointed a Non-executive Director on 2 October 2017 and was appointed as Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee on 3 October 2017.  Andrew is also a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

Andrew has been a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Shawbrook Group plc since February 2017.  He has been a Non-executive Director of Charles Stanley Group plc since September 2015, where he is also Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of the Nominations, Audit and Remuneration Committees.  

Andrew was previously Group Finance Director of Rothschild, the international investment banking group, from 1997 to 2012.  He became an Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild in 2012 and remains a director of NM Rothschild & Sons, the UK business of the Rothschild group.  

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and before joining Rothschild he spent 20 years at KPMG/Thomson McLintock, including as a Partner.  His experience includes audit responsibility for a number of global financial institutions, assignments on behalf of the Bank of England and the EU, and extensive dealings with regulatory authorities in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA.

Adam KeswickAdam Keswick, Non-Executive Director

Adam Keswick was appointed a Non-executive Director and Deputy Chairman on 1 September 2016.   He is a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees. Adam is a director of the Jardine Matheson Group companies Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited, Hongkong Land Holdings Limited, Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited, Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited and Mandarin Oriental International Limited.  He is Chairman of Matheson & Co., Limited based in London, having previously held a number of senior management positions in the Jardine Matheson Group in Asia since joining it in 2001. Adam is currently Chairman of Jardine Schindler Holdings Limited. He is also a director of Ferrari N.V., a Council member of the China Entrepreneurs Forum and a member of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild & Co.

Richard MeddingsRichard Meddings, Non-Executive Director

Richard Meddings was appointed a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee on 2 October 2017 and is also member of the Audit & Risk and Nominations Committees.

Richard has been a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Deutsche Bank AG since October 2015 and has been a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of HM Treasury since July 2014.
Richard was previously a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Group Risk Committee of Legal & General Group plc from December 2014 to May 2017.  He was also a Non-executive Director of 3i Group plc from September 2008 to July 2014 (and Senior Independent Director from 2010 to 2014).

Richard held executive management roles at Standard Chartered plc from 2002 to 2014, as Group Executive Director, Risk & Control from 2002 to 2005 and as Group Finance Director from 2006 to 2014.  Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Richard spent nearly 20 years in a range of senior roles in the financial services sector.

Richard is a Chartered Accountant.  He is a Member of the Governing Body of the International Chamber of Commerce UK and a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel.

Lord SassoonLord Sassoon, Kt, Non-Executive Director

Lord Sassoon joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2013. He is a member of the Audit & Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees. He began his career at KPMG, before joining Warburg (later UBS Warburg) in 1985. From 2002 to 2006 he was in the United Kingdom Treasury as a civil servant, where he had responsibility for financial services and enterprise policy. Following this, he chaired the Financial Action Task Force; and conducted a review of the UK’s system of financial regulation. From 2010 to 2013 Lord Sassoon was the First Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and acted as the Government’s front bench treasury spokesman in the House of Lords. He is a director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited and other Jardine Matheson Group companies, having joined the Jardine Matheson Group in January 2013. He is also chairman of the China-Britain Business Council, a Trustee of the British Museum and is a member of the Global Advisory Board of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. 

Board profile

Nicholas Walsh, Non-Executive Director

Nicholas Walsh joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in October 2014. He is a member of the Audit & Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees. Nicholas has held a variety of underwriting, distribution and senior management roles in the insurance industry, with a career of 42 years with American International Group, Inc. (AIG). His most recent roles were vice chairman AIG Property & Casualty Inc., chairman of AIG Europe Limited and AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. Prior to this he was president and CEO of American International Underwriters. Nicholas is an advisor to Norton Rose Fulbright.