Corporate Governance

In this section you will find details of directors who served during the year, the terms of reference, and the company's Articles of Association.

Board of Directors

Leslie Van de Walle 
  • Chairman of the board
  • Chairman of the nominations committee
  • Appointed to the board: 2019

Deputy Chairman and Chair of Nomination Committee at Crest Nicholson Holdings plc, SID and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of DCC plc and a non-executive director of HSBC UK Bank plc. Previously, Chairman of Robert Walters plc and SIG plc. In his executive career, Leslie was Group CEO at Rexam plc and before that at United Biscuits plc. Earlier in his career, Leslie held a variety of senior roles, including Executive Vice President of Retail for Oil Products and Head of Oil Products, at Shell Europe.

 

Andrew Rashbass
  • Chief executive officer
  • Appointed to the board: 2015

Chief Executive of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. He joined the company in October 2015. Between 2013 and 2015 Andrew was Chief Executive of Reuters, the news division of Thomson Reuters. Before joining Reuters, he spent 15 years at The Economist Group, where for the last five years he was Chief Executive. 

 

Wendy Pallot
  • Chief financial officer
  • Appointed to the board: 2018

Wendy Pallot is Chief Financial Officer of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Wendy has over 15 years’ experience working as Group Finance Director in UK main market listed companies in the media sector. Between 2011 and 2018, Wendy was Group Finance Director of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Prior to that, she was Group Finance Director for GCap Media plc and GWR Group plc. Wendy is the Non-Executive Chair and co-founder of a company which operates local radio stations, and a Governor of the Central School of Ballet. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand.

 

Jan Babiak §
  • Non-executive director
  • Appointed to the board: 2017

Non-executive director and chair of the Audit and Conduct Review Committee at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and non-executive director of Bank of Montreal. Jan is a US qualified Certified Public Accountant, a UK qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, where she has served as a Council Member since 2011. Jan is also qualified as a Certified Information Security Manager and Certified Information System Auditor. Jan has over 25 years’ experience in professional services in a variety of leadership roles at EY.

 

Colin Day §
  • Independent non-executive director
  • Appointed to the board: 2018
  • Chair Designate of the Audit Committee

Non-Executive Director and chair of the Audit Committee at Meggitt plc, Non-Executive Director of FM Global and Non-Executive board member and Chair of Audit and Risk Assurance Committee for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Previously non-executive director and chair of Audit Committee at Amec Foster Wheeler plc, WPP plc, Cadbury plc, Imperial Brands plc and EasyJet plc. Previously, Chief Executive of Essentra PLC, Chief Financial Officer at Reckitt Benckiser Group plc and Group Finance Director of Aegis Group plc. Colin is a Chartered Certified Accountant.

 

Tristan Hillgarth §
  • Independent non-executive director
  • Appointed to the board: 2012

Tristan Hillgarth has over 30 years of experience in asset management and has held senior positions at Framlington, Invesco and Jupiter. He is a Non-Executive Director of JPMorgan Global Growth & Income plc.

 

Imogen Joss 
  • Non-executive director
  • Appointed to the board: 2017

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Gresham Technologies plc. Non-Executive Director at the International Property Securities Exchange and Grant Thornton, where she chairs the Remuneration Committee. Previously, president of S&P Global Platts, Inc.

 

Lorna Tilbian 
  • Non-executive director
  • Appointed to the board: 2018

Chairman of Dowgate Capital Ltd and Non-executive director at Rightmove plc, M & C Saatchi plc, Jupiter UK Growth Investment Trust PLC, ProVen VCT plc and Finsbury Growth & Income Trust PLC. Previously, Head of the Media Sector at Numis Corporation Plc (Numis) and main board director at Numis. Lorna has served as a Cabinet Ambassador for Creative Britain for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

 

 

† Member of the remuneration committee

‡ Member of the nominations committee

§ Member of the audit committee

 

Terms of reference

The board has delegated certain aspects of the group's affairs to standing committees, each of which operates within defined terms of reference.

Articles of association

Here you can read the Articles of Association.

Approach to taxation

Here you can read the group’s approach to taxation.

Section 430(2B) of the Companies Act 2006 statements

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