Appointed: January 2012 Committees: Nominations
Carol is the Chief of Staff and an Executive Director at Heathrow Airport. She has extensive corporate, commercial and board experience in transport, oil and gas, and infrastructure services sectors. Carol is a qualified lawyer, originally specialising in corporate finance at Slaughter and May. She has received numerous business and legal awards throughout her career, including from the International Law Office, the Financial Times, World’s Leading General Counsel, the Mulan Foundation, Sinopro & PwC, The Lawyer, Legal Week and the Legal 500.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Appointed: July 2000 Committees: Nominations
After three years at Touche Ross & Co., Robert joined the recruitment firm Michael Page as one of its very first employees. Following an eight-year period which included setting up the New York office, he returned to London and established his own recruitment business in 1985, specialising in middle management professional positions. Since then the Company has grown, largely organically, into different sectors and a variety of regional and international locations. Robert Walters plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and currently has a global presence spanning 30 countries.
Appointed: July 2000
After working in recruitment for Accountancy Selection Limited and Badenoch & Clark Limited, Giles joined the Group in 1988. From 1990 to 1994, he was based in Amsterdam and was responsible for the Group’s Dutch and Belgian operations. Giles was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer in 1999, and was appointed to the Board of Robert Walters plc in July 2000. In January 2016, Giles was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND COMPANY SECRETARY
Appointed: March 2007
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche, Alan was Commercial Manager of Primecom and then Financial Director of Foresight, both subsidiaries of Primedia, a listed South African Media Group. Alan joined Robert Walters as Group Financial Controller in September 2002 and was appointed to the Board of Robert Walters plc as Chief Financial Officer in March 2007. In February 2017 he was appointed as a Non-executive Director of XPS Pensions Group.
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (SENIOR INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR)
Appointed: May 2013 Committees: Audit and Risk (Chairman), Nominations and Remuneration
Brian McArthur-Muscroft is the Group Chief Financial Officer for Micro Focus International plc, a FTSE100 global infrastructure software company. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer at Paysafe Group plc and led the business to a FTSE 250 listing on the London Stock Exchange Main Market in December 2016. In 2017 Paysafe was then acquired by CVC and Blackstone for $4.8 billion and Brian has been asked to remain on the Board as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he delivered a transformational €1.2bn acquisition of a major competitor, including a £460m fully funded rights issue and a €500m debt raise. Prior to joining Paysafe, Brian was Group Finance Director at Telecity Group plc where he led the IPO of the business in 2007 and raised £400m in senior debt facilities with major UK institutions. Brian was chosen as Business Week’s Finance Director of the Year in 2017 and 2013 and ICAEW’s FTSE 250 Finance Director of the Year in 2012. Also a restructuring specialist, Brian was the Interim Chief Financial Officer on the successful turnaround of MCI Worldcom EMEA.
Brian holds a law degree and qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.
Appointed: February 2017 Committees: Remuneration (Chairman), Audit and Risk and Nominations
Tanith is an HR executive with a strong consumer background in international organisations. She is currently Group Human Resources Director at Value Retail, joining in May 2016 from Marks & Spencer Group plc where she ran the global HR for 80,000 employees in 53 countries. Before joining Marks & Spencer Group plc, Tanith was Group Human Resources Director at WH Smith, where she also held responsibility for Public Relations, Communications and Post Office Operations. Prior to this, she was Senior Vice President Human Resources for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at InterContinental Hotels Group. Tanith has also held senior HR roles at Diageo plc and Prudential Corporation plc. Since 1 January 2019, Tanith is a Non-executive Director of Busy Bees.
Appointed: October 2018 Committees: Audit and Risk, Nominations and Remuneration
Steven Cooper is an experienced international business leader who has been at the forefront of business transformation in the banking and payments sector, generating sustainable returns through repositioning the customer offering and using digital and data-driven technologies, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Barclaycard Business. Steven began his career at Barclays in 1986 and occupied numerous senior positions, including Chief Executive Officer Business Banking and Chief Executive Officer Personal Banking for UK and Continental Europe. Steven is currently a Non-executive Director of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and a member of the Social Mobility Commission; previously he served on the advisory board of Teach First and Critical Eye and was also a member of the FCA Practitioner Panel as well as various Government taskforces.