Jonathan Dawson

Jonathan was appointed
to the Board on 1 October 2017 as
Chairman of the Company and is the
Chair of the Nomination Committee.

A graduate of the universities of St Andrews
and Cambridge, Jonathan started his career
in the Ministry of Defence before joining
Lazard, the investment bank, where he spent
over 20 years. He left Lazard in 2005 and
co-founded Penfida Limited, the leading
independent corporate finance advisor to
pension fund trustees. Jonathan previously
served as Senior Independent Director and
Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Next
plc. Jonathan has also chaired three pension
scheme boards of trustees. Other previous
appointments include, Non-Executive Director
of Galliford Try plc, National Australia Group
Europe Limited and Standard Life Investments
(Holdings) Limited. Most recently Jonathan
served as Senior Independent Director
and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.

Jonathan currently serves as a Non-Executive
Director and Chair of the Remuneration
Committee of National Grid plc and is
the Chairman of Penfida Limited.

Jonathan has extensive financial services,
pensions and non-executive experience.
Jonathan is an experienced leader, having
held senior board level positions in several
high profile organisations. He previously held
the position of Senior Independent Director
of Next plc and Jardine Lloyd Thompson
group plc. Jonathan brings an innovative
perspective and independent oversight to
the Board. Jonathan’s breadth of experience,
understanding of diverse issues and strong
corporate governance expertise allow him to
lead an effective Board and are vital to the
Company’s long-term sustainable success.