Hargreaves Lansdown

Board of directors

Executive Directors
Ian Gorham - Chief Executive

Non-executive Directors
Michael Evans - Chairman
Chris Barling
Dharmash Mistry
Stephen Robertson
Shirley Garrood

Company Secretary: Judy Matthews

HL Stockbrokers Ltd

Ian Gorham
Vikki Williams
Ian Hunter
Nick Marson
David Davies
Stuart Louden
Rob Byett

Company secretary: Judy Matthews

HL Advisory Services Ltd

Ian Gorham
Vikki Williams
David Davies
Rob Byett
Ian Hunter

Company secretary: Judy Matthews

HL Fund Managers Ltd

Ian Gorham
Vikki Williams
Lee Gardhouse
Rob Byett
Chris Worle

Company secretary: Judy Matthews

Library Information Services Ltd

Ian Gorham
Vikki Williams
Stuart Louden
David Davies
Chris Worle

Company secretary: Judy Matthews



Ian Gorham ACA - Chief Executive

Ian GorhamIan Gorham joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 2009 as Chief Operating Officer and became Chief Executive in September 2010. Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996. Previously he helped build Deloitte's financial services operations and was Head of Grant Thornton's UK financial services business. Ian has worked with many financial services companies on a wide range of strategic and operational matters. Ian was born in 1971.


Michael Evans - Non-executive Chairman

Michael EvansMichael became a non-executive director of the Company in September 2006 and was appointed non-executive Chairman in November 2009. Michael is a qualified actuary with over 30 years' industry experience. He is also non-executive Chairman of Zoopla Property Group plc and a non-executive director of Chesnara PLC. Michael was formerly Chief Operating Officer at Skandia UK Limited.


Chris Barling - Non-executive Director

Chris BarlingChris became a Non-Executive Director of the Company in August 2010. Chris has over 35 years' IT industry experience and formerly held senior IT roles in Cable & Wireless and Reuters. He has a degree in Computer Science from Brunel University and is the co-founder of Actinic, the software company specialising in ecommerce solutions for SMEs. Actinic went public on the London Stock Exchange in May 2000. He is also co-author of a well respected book on online business. He is a director of User Replay Limited and Powered Now Limited.


Dharmash Mistry - Non-executive Director

Dharmash MistryDharmash became a Non-Executive Director in October 2011. He is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with over 20 years' experience in building global consumer facing and digital businesses and is currently CEO and Founder of blow LTD. He has previously served as a Non-Executive Director at Dixons Retail PLC and a Director at Lovefilm (AMZN), KupiVip, Achica, MyWardrobe, CAP Automotive, 4Music, Adjug (Dentsu Inc), Mog (Beats Electronics). He spent 8 years in the media as Group Managing Director of Emap Consumer Media & Emap Performance. He started his career as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble, followed by a period at the Boston Consulting Group.


Stephen Robertson - Non-executive Director

Stephen RobertsonStephen became a director in October 2011. He is also a non-executive director of Timpson Group plc and Clipper Logistics plc, is Chairman of Business West and serves on the advisory boards of Legend Exhibitions and Retail Week. Stephen's career has spanned over 15 years on the boards of major UK retailers building on earlier management roles with Mars Inc, Unilever and Alberto-Culver. Stephen served for seven years as Marketing Director at B&Q plc before leading the acquisition of Screwfix Direct which he then chaired. He went on to become Director of Communications at Kingfisher plc and took the helm of the Ellen MacArthur sponsorship, followed by three years at Woolworth plc. He is a former Chairman, and now fellow, of the Marketing Society, and is former Director General of the British Retail Consortium (BRC).


Shirley Garrood - Non-executive Director

Shirley GarroodShirley was appointed to the Board of Hargreaves Lansdown plc as a Non-Executive Director on 25 October 2013. From 2009 until June 2013, Shirley was Chief Financial Officer of Henderson Group plc and, prior to that, she had been Chief Operating Officer since 2001. She trained as an accountant with KPMG and is also a Corporate Treasurer. Shirley is currently also a Non-executive director of esure Group plc. Shirley joined the Peabody Trust Board in 2013.


Vikki Williams - Chief Operating Officer

Vikki Williams was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Hargreaves Lansdown in June 2015. Vikki joins us from Barclays where as MD she held a number of senior leadership positions in various areas such as Fraud Operations, PPI and Group Operations. Prior to working at Barclays Vikki worked for Hays DX as a Service and Sales Director. Vikki was born in 1970.


Mark Dampier - Head of Research

Mark has a BA Honours in Law, as well as the Investment Management Asset Allocation Certificate and Financial Planning Certificates 1, 2, and 3. Mark began his career in financial services in 1983, working for a London brokerage. He joined Hargreaves Lansdown and the board of Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management in 1998 as research director. Mark was born in 1956.


Lee Gardhouse - Investment Director HL Fund Managers

Lee Graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in Economics. Lee joined Hargreaves Lansdown as a trainee fund manager in 1995. Lee passed the Associate exams of the Institute of Investment Management and Research. He took responsibility for the Hargreaves Lansdown multi-manager fund range in 2001, and manages the Portfolio Management Service. Lee joined the Board as Investment Director in 2006. Lee was born in 1973.


Stuart Louden - Director Library Information Services Ltd

Stuart graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics and joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 1994 as a trainee fund manager. Stuart passed the Associate exams of the Institute of Investment Management and Research. Stuart formed Funds Library in 2003 to provide data distribution services to Hargreaves Lansdown and other fund management groups. Stuart was born in 1971.


Ian Hunter - Investment Marketing Director

Ian graduated from Bristol University with a 2:1 in Philosophy. He joined the investment helpdesk of Hargreaves Lansdown in 1997 and after three years he moved to our marketing team where he is now responsible for the marketing of all investments and the Vantage Service. Ian was born in 1972 and joined the Board as Marketing Director in July 2009.


Nick Marson - Vantage & Broking Operations Director

Nick joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 1997 initially working in the Stockbrokers Back Office, before moving on to equity and fund trading. He is now responsible for overseeing the operations of the Stockbroking and the Vantage Service. Nick was born in 1978 and joined the Board as Operations Director in July 2009.


David Davies - Chief Information Officer

David joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 2008 as a Networks and Security Manager before promotion to Head of IT in April 2010. He has previously worked for Red Bee Media, EADS, Dimension Data and RAC. David joined the Board as IT Director in November 2011. He was presented the award for UK CIO of the Year by Computing in November 2014.


Rob Byett - Group Director of Risk and Compliance

Rob joined Hargreaves Lansdown in March 2014 as Head of Compliance and became Risk and Compliance Director in January 2015. Previously Rob has worked in industry as a Director with responsibility for Compliance, Risk & Internal Audit and has also worked for Deloitte as a Regulatory Consultant, specialising in retail financial services regulation. Rob was born in 1974.


Chris Worle - Group Digital Marketing Director

Chris joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 2003 after graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London with a degree in Management. Chris worked in the pensions marketing team before becoming responsible for the group’s websites and online marketing activities in December 2009. Chris was born in 1982 and joined the board as Group Digital Marketing Director in January 2015.


Board Diversity

Lord Davies’ Women on Boards Review (published in February 2011) recommended that Chairmen of FTSE 350 companies should ensure that their boards discuss the subject of female representation on their board, and set out their position. The Board of Hargreaves Lansdown plc has discussed this and has agreed the following statement.

The Board of Hargreaves Lansdown plc is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance. We regard the composition and the effectiveness of our board as a crucial element of our corporate governance.

When assessing new appointments to our Board, we review carefully the combined skills and experience of the existing Board members to determine what characteristics we are looking for from a new director. Each member of the Hargreaves Lansdown board must have the skills, experience and character that will enable each director to contribute both individually, and as part of the team, to the effectiveness of the board and the success of the Company. We believe that diversity amongst board members is of great value but that diversity is a far wider subject than just gender. We will give careful consideration to issues of overall board balance and diversity in making new appointments to the board.

As of today, the board numbers 6 in total, of which 1 is executive and 5 independent (including the Chairman). Women directors constitute 17% of the board and 9% of the Executive Committee (17% when including the company secretary). Subject to the requirements set out above, Hargreaves Lansdown will give due consideration to increasing the female representation on both the Board and the Executive Committee if appropriate candidates are available when vacancies arise.

Michael Evans  

5 June 2015