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 is Chairman of the Nominations Committee.

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, a director and 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, as the Chief Executive Officer of JLT's UK Retail and Employee Benefits business, following JLT's acquisition of his business Burke Ford.

Dominic was appointed a Director and Chief Operating Officer of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc in January 2005 and was appointed Group Chief Executive in December 2005.

Mark Drummond-BradyMark Drummond Brady, Deputy Group CEO

Mark Drummond Brady was appointed a Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc in March 2011 and became the Deputy Group CEO in September 2014. Mark is also a member of the Group Executive Committee. Mark has been with JLT since 1987 and has held a number of senior posts in the Group and was the Group’s International Chairman of Risk & Insurance until September 2014. In February 2017, Mark became CEO of JLT Latin America and Chairman of JLT Canada. From 1 April 2018 he will also assume the role of Deputy Co-Chair, Global Specialty.

Charlie RozesCharles Rozes, Group Finance Director

Charles Rozes joined Jardine Lloyd Thompson on 1 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. Charles joined the Group from Barclays where, since 2011, he had held the role of global head of investor relations. Prior to that, he was chief financial officer of Barclays UK Retail and Business Banking. Charles has also held senior roles at Bank of America, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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 a non-executive director of Admiral Group plc on 26 April 2017. Between 2007 and 2010 she was chief executive officer, 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 was a non-executive director of Foxtons Group plc until May 2017 and 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 18 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 joined the Jardine Matheson Group in 2001 before being appointed to the Board in 2007. He was deputy managing director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited from 2012 to 2016, and became chairman of Matheson & Co. in 2016. He is also a director of Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land, Jardine Strategic, Mandarin Oriental and Ferrari, and a supervisory board member of Rothschild & Co. He is a director of the Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum.

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. In addition, Richard was appointed as a non-executive director of TSB Banking Group plc in September 2017 and chairman as of February 2018. Richard also serves as a trustee of Teach First.

Richard was previously a non-executive director of Legal & General Group plc and chairman of the group risk committee from December 2014 to May 2017. He was also a non-executive director of 3i Group plc from September 2008 to July 2014 and chair of the audit and risk committee (and from 2010 to 2014 was senior independent director).

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.

Lord Sassoon began his career at KPMG, before joining S.G. 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. He is also a director of Jardine Matheson Holdings, Matheson & Co., Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land and Mandarin Oriental. He is chairman of the China-Britain Business Council and a trustee of the British Museum.

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.

He 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.