Board

Jeremy Pilkington

Jeremy Pilkington BA (Hons)

Chairman

Appointment

Appointed to the board in 1979 and became Chairman in 1981.

Experience

Jeremy was Chairman and Chief Executive between 1981 and 2004.

Neil Stothard

Neil Stothard MA, FCA

Chief Executive

Appointment

Appointed to the board as Finance Director in 1997 and became Group Managing Director in 2004.

Experience

Neil previously held Finance Director roles in the business travel, rental and logistics sectors. He is a non executive director of Wykeland Group Limited and was previously a non executive director of Scarborough Building Society.

Allison Bainbridge

Allison Bainbridge MA, FCA

Group Finance Director

Appointment

Appointed to the board as Finance Director in March 2011.

Experience

Allison was previously Group Finance Director of Kelda Group Limited, the holding company of Yorkshire Water and also Finance Director of Yorkshire Water.

Steve Rogers

Steve Rogers BSc, FCA, JP

Non-executive Director

Appointment

Appointed to the board in October 2008.

Experience

Steve retired as a senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2007. He is a non-executive director of Arran Isle Group (formerly Heywood Williams Plc). He is a trustee of the Leeds Community Foundation.

Phil White

Phil White B Com, FCA, CBE

Non-executive Director

Appointment

Appointed to the board in April 2013.

Experience

Phil is a chartered accountant and has extensive experience within both listed and private companies. He is Chairman of Kier Group Plc, Lookers Plc and Unite Group Plc as well as non-executive director of Stagecoach Group Plc.