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Baroness Sarah Hogg

Baroness Sarah Hogg

Experienced Chair: 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 Ltd. 

Industry Knowledge

Baroness Hogg has extensive experience of business, government and the media, having worked at the highest level in all 3 sectors. Notably she was the first woman to become Chairman of a FTSE 100 company and has sat on 8 other FTSE 100 Boards.

Baroness Hogg was the founding Chairman of Frontier Economics Ltd. 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 Corp. 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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Doug Baker

Doug Baker

Doug Baker is Chairman of Ecolab Inc, global leader in water, food safety and infection prevention solutions and services. He is Lead Director on the Target Corporation Board and on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers. He previously served 10 years on the U.S. Bank Board of Directors.

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Sir John Peace CBE

Sir John Peace CBE

Sir John Peace was formerly Chairman, Chief Executive and a Founder of Experian plc, Chief Executive of GUS plc, Chairman of Standard Chartered plc and Chairman of Burberry plc. He was also Chairman of the Work Foundation, a visionary think tank. He is Chairman of the Midlands Engine Partnership and Midlands Connect. He is also Chairman of Octo Telematics and Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University.

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Calvin Grieder

Calvin Grieder

Calvin Grieder is the Chairman of Givaudan SA, Chairman of AWK Group and the Chairman of Société General de Surveillance (SGS SA). In addition, he is Chairman and Administrative President of the international engineering group Bühler AG.

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Gunnar Brock

Gunnar Brock

Gunnar Brock is Chairman of Stena AB, Neptunia Invest AB and Mölnlycke Health Care AB. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of ABB Ltd, Patricia Industries AB and Investor AB. Gunnar was Chairman of Stora Enso after having been the CEO of Tetra Pak AB, Alfa Laval AB, Thule AB and President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Copco AB.

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