Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
||Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
||Appointed as a Non-Executive Director and
Senior Independent Director on 10 April 2015
||Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
Member of Nomination Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee
Member of Sustainability Committee
Key skills and experience
- Global financial services and banking experience
- International business experience and insights, especially in China
- Advocate for ESG and SRI matters at the Board
Deputy Chair of Conran Holdings Ltd, Trustee of the Design Museum, Camborne School of Mines Trust, The Creative Education Trust and the Conran Foundation and a member of the Advisory Panel of INTO University. Previously served as Chair of Fidelity China Special Situations plc, De Vere, Chair of the Advisory Board of Westhouse Securities and of Smith’s Corporate Advisory Limited and a member of Council of the University of Exeter. Nicholas had a global career in banking with Morgan Grenfell (subsequently Deutsche Bank), Société Générale and ABN AMRO.
Nicholas has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Exeter and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Exeter in 2022.