Ian has a background in international finance and commercial management, with experience in the retail, property, hotels and transport sectors. His career includes leadership roles with the retail division of Hanson and Jardine Matheson, Hongkong Land, Dairy Farm International, Thistle Hotels and SeaContainers and as Finance Director of Liberty International. Ian is an experienced non-executive director of UK-listed companies, having previously served on the Boards of Westbury, Home Retail Group and Greene King. He was Chairman of Capital and Counties Properties plc between 2010 and 2018.
Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and gained career experience with Procter and Gamble before joining Greggs in 1998.
Richard is a trustee of the Greggs Foundation, Trustee Director of Business in the Community and Trustee of the Alnwick Garden Trust.
Helena worked for Unilever for 23 years and held senior positions in brand management and marketing, including UK Marketing Director and ultimately Head of Global Agencies. Helena has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.
Sandra has been involved in the retail sector throughout her career and was employed by Tesco PLC, latterly as Commercial Director for Tesco Ireland, from 1987 to 2009. Prior to this she worked in sales and marketing roles for Unilever and Wilkinson Sword.
Roger began his career at Marks and Spencer where he spent 20 years, ultimately becoming head of its food business. He was then one of the founding team of Ocado, serving as Joint MD from 2000 to 2004. From 2004 to 2007 Roger led a successful turnaround as Chief Executive of the Thresher Group off-licence chain before joining Punch Taverns, ultimately becoming Chief Executive. Roger was appointed as Chief Executive of Greggs on 4 February 2013, and awarded an OBE for services to Women and Equality in the 2019 New Year Honours List. Roger is a member of the Women’s Business Council.
Allison Kirkby was appointed President & Group CEO of TDC Group A/S in December 2018. TDC is the leading provider of technology, communication solutions and home entertainment in Denmark. She previously served as President & Group CEO of Tele2 AB. Prior to joining Tele2 in 2014, Allison spent two decades in the FMCG sector at Procter & Gamble in a variety of senior financial and operational roles before moving into the TMT sector, first at Virgin Media and then as Group CFO of Shine Group (a division of 21st Century Fox). Allison is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Peter spent most of his executive career in food manufacturing, having held a number of executive positions including Divisional Managing Director of Hillsdown Holdings, Director of Terranova (the chilled foods business demerged from Hillsdown Holdings) and ultimately as UK Managing Director of Uniq plc. More recently, Peter was European Chairman of Hain Celestial Group.
Jonathan is a lawyer by profession and has held the position of Company Secretary for a number of FTSE 250 and FTSE Smallcap companies. His previous employers include Avon Cosmetics Limited, SSL International plc, Wagon plc and Bakkavor Group.