Louise has extensive expertise of the property, construction and infrastructure industry, being an experienced property and planning advisor, past Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. She was formerly a partner at Arcadis LLP and is currently Global Development and Strategic Planning Advisor for Consilio Strategic Consultancy Limited. She is currently a Governing Board member of Birmingham City University, Chair of the Board of All We Can (International Relief & Development Agency), a regional Board member of the CBI, a Board Trustee of The Land Trust and a Trustee of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Louise holds a Bachelor of Science from the Sheffield Hallam University and an honorary doctorate, and is a Freeman of the City of London. Louise is our nominated workforce engagement NED.
Lisa has over 20 years’ business experience working at executive director level in large private and publicly listed multinational corporations with a strong background in strategic and financial business change, with her most recent executive role being with the Morgan Sindall Group as Managing Director of MS Investments. Prior to this, she held executive roles with Laing O’Rourke, Stockland Group and Westfield Group in Australia. She is a non-executive director of Cromwell Property Group, an Australian listed company. Lisa has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Kevin has extensive listed plc experience in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, and brings a strong combination of financial, strategic and multi-organisational expertise to the Board. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of global engineering group Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc and prior to that Chief Financial Officer of Oxford Instruments plc and Radstone Technology plc. Kevin is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and the Audit Committee Chair of EMIS Group plc and a Non-Executive director of Bodycote plc. Kevin is Chair of the Audit Committee.
Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Louise has over 25 years’ experience in the construction sector, including working for Laing O’Rourke as Infrastructure Director within CLM, the consortium delivery partner for the Olympic Delivery Authority for the London 2012 Olympics. She has also worked at Bechtel Limited, AECOM and London Underground Limited, and is a Non-Executive Director of Crest Nicholson Plc, Severfield plc and Balfour Beatty plc. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Warwick and is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Louise is Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
Senior Independent Director
Mark Hammond’s executive career spanned over 25 years in banking and private equity, most recently as Deputy Managing Partner of Caird Capital LLP at the time it led the IPO of Polypipe in 2014. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland since 1991 and was previously a Director of David Lloyd Leisure Limited and Tuffnell Parcels Express. Mark is currently a Director of Chaffin Holdings Limited and serves as Chair of Governors of Beechwood Park School, Markyate, Hertfordshire. Mark was appointed Senior Independent Director on 22 June 2020 and is Chair of the Nomination Committee.
The Committee comprises all the Non-Executive Directors, all of whom are considered to be independent. The Committee discharges its responsibilities through a series of scheduled meetings throughout each year, with each meeting having a formal agenda.
The Committee is supported by a strong Secretariat function and has the full support and advice of the Company Secretary at all times, ensuring it is kept up to date with all recommended guidance, and that it reviews and implements such guidance as appropriate.
The role of the Committee is to determine all aspects of Executive Director pay, ensuring that the remuneration framework both attracts and retains leaders who are appropriately incentivised to deliver the Group’s strategy, aligning with the interests of members and promoting the long-term success of the Group for the benefit of its stakeholders as a whole.
The Committee also reviews workforce remuneration and related policies and ensures alignment of its rewards with culture. It also monitors pay arrangements for other senior executives and oversees the operation of all share plans.
The full role and responsibilities of the Committee are set out in its latest Terms of Reference which can be found here, in the Useful Documents section of our Website. The Terms of Reference are reviewed each year to ensure they remain appropriate and any relevant updates are made accordingly.
To find out more about the activities of the Remuneration Committee during the latest financial year, you can read the full Report on Remuneration in the relevant published Annual Report and Accounts.