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Baroness Sarah Hogg

Baroness Sarah Hogg

Experienced Chairman: FTSE 100, FTSE 250, Public Sector, Private Sector, Private Equity 

  • 24 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in private equity, government, the regulator, leisure & hotels, media, energy, public sector institutions, engineering, finance
  • Experience as an Audit Committee chair, Compensation Committee Chair, Compliance Committee member, Governance Committee member, Nomination Committee member, Risk Committee member, Sustainability Committee member
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Current Positions

Baroness Sarah Hogg is currently a Senior Independent Director of Royal Mail plc. She holds a Non-Executive Directorship at The Times Newspaper Holdings Limited. 

Industry Knowledge

Baroness Hogg has extensive experience of business, government and the media, having worked at the highest level in all three sectors. Notably she was the first woman to become Chairman of a FTSE 100 company and has sat on eight other FTSE 100 Boards.

Baroness Hogg was the founding Chairman of Frontier Economics Limited. In 2002 she became Chairman of 3i Group plc, Europe’s largest listed private equity company, where she stayed until 2010, when she took on the Chairmanship of the Financial Reporting Council.

She has previously served on the Boards of BG Group plc, GKN plc, the dual-listed company Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc, as well as Cadbury plc. She was an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at the John Lewis Partnership plc. She was also a Senior Independent Director of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and a member of the Takeover Panel (UK).

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Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates is Chairman of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc, John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust Limited and the Diversity Project Charity. She is Non-Executive Director of the Worldwide Healthcare Trust and a member of the investment committees of Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd and the BBC Pension fund.

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Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz Humer was previously Chairman of Roche Holding AG and is currently an Independent Director of Allogene Therapeutics, Chairman of PCI Services Inc, Advisory Board member of LetterOne Holdings, Senior Advisor to Target PharmaSolutions (a data solutions company for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries), and Healthcare Advisor to Temasek Holdings (Singapore)and Advisor to a number of start-up companies.

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Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc, a Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice, a Non-Executive Director of the Economist and a member of the Hakluyt International Advisory Board. Vindi sits on the Governing Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and the Global Leadership Council of the Saïd Business School, Oxford.

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Dame Clara Furse

Dame Clara Furse

Dame Clara Furse is Chairman of HSBC UK plc and a Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group plc and Amadeus IT Group SA. She is also a member of the Panel of Senior Advisors to Chatham House, and a member of Bocconi University’s International Advisory Council.

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