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  • Baroness Rona Fairhead


    Baroness Rona Fairhead

    Joined in November 2020. Appointed Chair in February 2021.

    Skills, experience and contribution

    Rona brings a tremendous range of commercial and strategic experience to the Company. Rona’s strong understanding of UK corporate governance and her extensive experience in digital transformation and international expansion provide the Board with strong and valuable leadership to deliver long-term sustainable value for all our stakeholders. Previous roles have included chair of the BBC Trust, Minister of State in the UK Department for International Trade, non-executive director of HSBC Holdings plc and PepsiCo, Inc. and chair and chief executive officer of Financial Times Group.

    Current external roles

    • Non-Executive Director of Oracle Corporation
    • Member of the House of Lords
    • Member of the advisory board of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited
    • Senior Independent Director of CVC Capital Partners plc

    Committee membership

    • Chair of the Nomination Committee.