The Board of PageGroup is the body responsible for corporate governance, establishing policies and objectives, and management of the Group's resources. The Board of Directors has a strong commitment to high standards of corporate governance.

Robin Buchanan

Chairman

Skills and Experience:
Prior to joining the Board of Michael Page, Robin served as Dean and President of London Business School and as the Senior Partner of Bain & Company in the United Kingdom. Past Board appointments include Bain & Company Inc, Shire plc and Liberty International plc. Robin qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a predecessor firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.


Other current appointments:
Non-Executive Director, Schroders plc • Non-Executive Director, Lyondell Basell Industries NV Member of Remuneration Committee, Coller Capital Ltd • Senior Advisor to Bain & Company Member of the International Advisory Council of Recipco


Date of Appointment: Director August 2011, Chairman December 2011
Board Committees: Nomination Committee (Chairman)

Steve Ingham

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Skills and Experience:
Steve joined Michael Page in 1987 as a consultant with Michael Page Marketing and Sales. He was responsible for setting up the London Marketing and Sales businesses and was promoted to Operating Director in 1990. He was appointed Managing Director of Michael Page Marketing and Sales in 1994. Subsequently Steve took additional responsibility for Michael Page’s Retail, Technology, Human Resources and Engineering businesses. He was promoted to the Board as Executive Director of UK Operations in February 2001 and subsequently to Managing Director of UK Operations in May 2005. Steve was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2006.


Other current appointments:
Non-Executive Director, Debenhams plc • Member of the Corporate Partnership Board, Great Ormond Street Hospital


Date of Appointment: Director February 2001, Chief Executive Officer April 2006
Board Committees: None

Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE

Senior Independent Director

Skills and Experience: Ruby is the Chief Executive of Mitie Group plc. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward. In December 2002 Ruby joined MITIE Group PLC as Group Finance Director and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in September 2005 before being appointed CEO in March 2007.


Other current appointments:
Chief Executive Officer MITIE Group PLC • Member of Board of Trustees, Business in the Community Chairperson of the Women’s Business Council


Date of Appointment: May 2007
Board Committees: Audit, Remuneration, Nomination

Simon Boddie

Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and Experience:
Simon is a Chartered Accountant and has been Group Finance Director of Electrocomponents plc since September 2005. Simon joined Electrocomponents plc from Diageo where he held a variety of senior finance positions over a 13 year career, latterly as Finance Director of Key Markets.


Other current appointments:
Group Finance Director, Electrocomponents plc


Date of Appointment: September 2012
Board Committees: Audit (Chairman), Remuneration, Nomination

Danuta Gray

Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and Experience: Danuta was Chairman of Telefónica O2 in Ireland until December 2012, having previously been its Chief Executive from 2001 to 2010. Prior to that, Danuta was a Senior Vice President for BT Europe in Germany and during her career gained experience in sales, marketing, customer service and technology and in leading and changing large businesses. She previously served for seven years on the board of Irish Life and Permanent plc and was a director of Business in the Community Ireland and Aer Lingus plc.


Other current appointments:
Non-Executive Director, Old Mutual plc • Non-Executive Director, Paddy Power plc


Date of Appointment: December 2013
Board Committees: Audit, Remuneration, Nomination

David Lowden

Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and Experience: David was a member of the Board of TNS plc, the marketing services business, from 1999 to 2009, becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2006. Before joining TNS plc David held senior finance positions in Asprey plc, A. C. Nielsen Corporation and Federal Express Corporation.


Other current appointments:
Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Berensden plc Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee, William Hill plc • Chairman, Rice 2 Limited


Date of Appointment: August 2012
Board Committees: Remuneration (Chairman), Audit, Nomination

Dr Tim Miller

Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and Experience: Tim was appointed a Director of Standard Chartered Bank in December 2004. In July 2013 he was appointed Vice-Chairman, Governance as well as continuing to be Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Korea.


Other current appointments:
Director, Standard Chartered Bank • Chairman of the Environment Committee, Standard Chartered Bank • Chairman, Standard Chartered Korea • Chairman of Governors, School of Oriental & African Studies and Member of the School Advisory Board • Special Professor of Strategy, Nottingham University Business School


Date of Appointment: August 2005
Board Committees: Audit, Remuneration, Nomination

Kelvin Stagg

Chief Financial Officer

Kelvin joined PageGroup in July 2006 as Group Finance Controller and Company Secretary. Prior to joining PageGroup, Kelvin spent six years at Allied Domecq and three years at Unilever in a variety of finance functions. He has significant international experience and has high levels of compliance, change management, large teams and systems experience, across almost every finance discipline. He is a Chartered Management Accountant. Kelvin was appointed Acting CFO in October 2013 and he held the title of Company Secretary up until December 2013. In June 2014 Kelvin was appointed CFO.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is a committee of the Board and is known within PageGroup as the ‘Executive Board’.

Steve Ingham

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

See biography above.

Patrick Hollard

Executive Board Director, Latin America, Southern & Western USA

Patrick joined Michael Page in France in 1996, having worked previously for KPMG Peat Marwick. Prior to that, he had been Vice-President of AISEC International, the student led organisation, from 1991 to 1992. Appointed Director in 1999, he moved to Sao Paulo to launch Michael Page Brazil, and then launched offices in Mexico in 2006, Argentina in 2008, Chile in 2010 and Colombia in 2011. Appointed Regional Managing Director in 2007, he is now responsible for PageGroup’s operations in Latin America, and Southern and Western USA.

Gary James

Executive Board Director, Asia Pacific

Gary joined Michael Page Finance in London in 1984. He was appointed Director of Michael Page UK Sales & Marketing in 1994 and Managing Director of Michael Page UK Marketing in 1997. In 2002 he transferred to the USA on his appointment as Managing Director of our business in North America. He was appointed Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region in August 2006, based initially in Australia and more recently in Singapore.

Fabrice Lacombe

Executive Board Director, France, Central & Eastern Europe

Fabrice joined Michael Page Finance in 1994 as a consultant in Paris. In 1996, he launched Michael Page Engineering and became a Director in 1998. In 1999, he was appointed Executive Director and then, in 2001, Managing Director of Michael Page France. He launched Michael Page Africa in 2005 and in 2007 took responsibility for Page Personnel France. He became Regional Managing Director for France and Africa in 2010. He is now responsible for PageGroup operations in France, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Olivier Lemaitre

Executive Board Director, Continental Europe & Africa

Olivier joined Michael Page Finance in Paris in 1997, having worked previously as a Controller for Renault in Poland. In 1999, he moved to Sao Paulo to launch Michael Page Brazil, before returning to Europe in November 2002 to lead our Michael Page Frankfurt office. He was appointed Managing Director of Michael Page Germany in 2004. In 2007, he was appointed Regional Managing Director in charge of Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg and Switzerland. He is now responsible for PageGroup’s operations in Continental Europe and North and West Africa.

Kelvin Stagg

Chief Financial Officer

See biography above.

Oliver Watson

Executive Board Director, UK, Middle East, South Africa, Eastern USA & Canada

Oliver joined Michael Page in 1995 as a consultant in London. He was appointed Director of Michael Page UK Sales in 1997 and then Managing Director in 2002. In 2006, he was appointed Regional Managing Director for Michael Page UK Sales, Marketing and Retail. In 2007, he launched Michael Page Middle East and has since developed our office network across the region. In 2009, he became Regional Managing Director for Michael Page UK Finance, Marketing and Sales, Middle East, Scotland and Ireland. He is now responsible for PageGroup operations in the UK, Middle East, South Africa, Eastern USA and Canada.

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