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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 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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Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna is Executive Chairman of CC & Soci and he sits on the Board of FTI Consulting, a business advisory group listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and three Italian private companies: Italiana Petroli SpA, Finarvedi SpA, holding company of the Arvedi Group and Salini Costruttori SpA, holding company of the Italian industrial group Webuild.

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Thomas Thune Andersen

Thomas Thune Andersen

Thomas Thune Andersen is Chairman at Ørsted A/S, ranked as the most sustainable company in the world in 2020 as well as Lloyd’s Register Group, Lloyd’s Register Foundation and VKR Holding A/S and Non-Executive Director at BW Group Ltd and IMI plc.

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Dr Jeroen van der Veer

Dr Jeroen van der Veer

Dr Jeroen van der Veer is Chairman of Koninklijke Philips N.V. and Boskalis Westminster Group. He is Deputy Chair of Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA). Jeroen was previously CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc, Chairman of ING Groep N.V. and Vice Chairman of Unilever. He was also a Supervisory Board member of the Dutch Central Bank.

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Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe is currently Chairman of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, Chairman of Siemens AG, Vice-Chairman of Allianz SE, and a Member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum. He is also a Senior Advisor to Nordic Alpha Partners, a Council Member of Balderton Capital (UK) LLP, and an Adjunct Professor at the Copenhagen Business School.

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