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Board of directors

Hargreaves Lansdown PLC

Executive Directors
Christopher Hill - Chief Executive Officer
Philip Johnson - Chief Financial Officer

Non-executive Directors
Mike Evans - Chairman
Chris Barling
Stephen Robertson
Shirley Garrood
Jayne Styles

Company Secretary: Judy Matthews

HL Stockbrokers Ltd

Chris Hill
Philip Johnson
Ian Hunter
David Davies
Stuart Louden
Rob Byett

Company secretary: Judy Matthews

HL Advisory Services Ltd

Chris Hill
Philip Johnson
David Davies
Rob Byett
Ian Hunter

Company secretary: Judy Matthews

HL Fund Managers Ltd

Chris Hill
Philip Johnson
Lee Gardhouse
Rob Byett
Chris Worle

Company secretary: Judy Matthews

Library Information Services Ltd

Chris Hill
Philip Johnson
Stuart Louden
David Davies
Chris Worle
Ian Hunter

Company secretary: Judy Matthews



Michael Evans

Mike Evans, FIA

Non-Executive Chairman

Appointed: Chairman in December 2009, Non-Executive Director in September 2006

Skills, competence and experience: Mike is an Actuary with extensive financial services experience. During his 20 year career with Skandia where he served as the Chief Operating Officer, he gained significant strategic and operational experience. He has broad experience as a Director and chairman with relevant knowledge of regulation and governance. His collegiate approach ensures an open yet robust debate in the boardroom.

Committees: Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Chairman of the Risk Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Other current appointments: Non-Executive Chairman of Zoopla Property Group plc, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Chesnara plc.

Chris Hill

Christopher Hill, ACA

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: February 2016

Skills, competence and experience: Christopher has considerable finance and accounting experience as well as operational and leadership skills from a number of business sectors, most recently as Chief Financial Officer at IG Group Holdings plc, a FTSE 250 online trading platform for retail customers and prior to that as Chief Financial Officer at Travelex. Christopher qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Andersen and is an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Other current appointments: None.


Chris Barling

Chris Barling

Senior Non-Executive Director

Appointed: August 2010

Skills, competence and experience: Chris is a technology entrepreneur with a vast amount of IT industry experience. He worked in senior positions for Cable & Wireless and Reuters, co-founded Actinic which specialised in ecommerce solution for SMEs. He is Chairman of User Replay, a digital consumer experience analytics software provider.

Committees: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Risk Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee.

Other current appointments: Non-Executive Chairman of User Replay Limited, Co-founder and Chairman of Powered Now Limited.

Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: April 2017

Skills, competence and experience: Philip is an experienced Chartered Accountant and financial services CFO. Philip was previously CFO of Jupiter Fund Management plc for seven years and prior to that Group Finance Director of M&G Limited for over five years. Philip qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Other current appointments: None.


Shirley Garrood

Shirley Garrood, ACA

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: October 2013

Skills, competence and experience: Shirley has extensive and relevant executive and non-executive financial services experience. A Chartered Accountant, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Henderson Group plc and as an Executive Director at Morley Fund Management (Aviva). She also has broad experience as a Non-Executive board member, chairing committees of a listed company and a G15 housing association.

Committees: Chairman of the Audit Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee, Member of the Risk Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Other current appointments: Deputy Chaiman and Senior Independent, Non-Executive Director of esure Group plc.

Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: October 2011

Skills, competence and experience: Stephen has broad marketing and digital skills and experience derived from a career in the retail sector, serving 15 years on the boards of major UK retailers and then as Director General of the British Retail Consortium. Stephen has a keen interest in the client experience and has well-honed people skills.

Committees: Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Risk Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee, Member of the Investment Committee.

Other current appointments: Chairman of West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Non-Executive Director of Timpson Group plc, Non-Executive Director of Clipper Logistics plc, Board advisor to Sofology, Director of Johnson Cleaners UK Limited.


Jayne Styles

Jayne Styles

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: October 2015

Skills, competence and experience: Jayne’s career of over 25 years in the investment management world brings a wealth of relevant financial services experience. Currently the Chief Investment Officer at MS Amlin, she is responsible for the investment strategy, governance and operations of their £5bn plus global, multi-asset, multi-manager portfolios. As a current executive, Jayne has current strategic and operational experience. Jayne has an Executive MBA from Cranfield School of Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Committees: Chairman of the Investment Committee, Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Risk Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee.

Other current appointments: Chief Investment Officer, MS Amlin.


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

Chief Investment Officer

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

Savings Director

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

Commercial 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.


Chris Worle

Digital Strategy Director

Chris Worle is the mind behind the last six years of digital transformation and innovation at Hargreaves Lansdown - driving both the digital marketing effort and digital strategy of the business since 2010. His hands-on, in-depth knowledge of digital marketing is coupled with the experience of turning this FTSE 100 company into a business which is truly digitally focused. Today, hl.co.uk attracts more than 90 million visits annually and facilitates more than £23billion of transactions.

Chris joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 2003 after graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London with a degree in Management. Chris was born in 1982 and joined the board as Group Digital Marketing Director in January 2015 at the age of 32.

David Davies

Chief Information Officer

David Davies has delivered the IT revolution at Hargreaves Lansdown - ensuring our IT capability and delivery has kept pace with the incredible growth of the business over the past 8 years. ‘Keeping the lights on’ on our own in-house managed and hosted IT infrastructure, whilst catering for a business that demands speed of delivery and agility, is a daily challenge David is all too familiar with. It’s just one of the reasons he was presented the award for UK CIO of the Year by Computing in November 2014.

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.


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.

Heather Cooper

Chief People Officer

Heather joined Hargreaves Lansdown in November 2015 with a breadth of expertise in the development and implementation of people management strategies in high performing businesses.

Heather is responsible for leading the people strategy at Hargreaves Lansdown, focusing on attracting, developing and retaining talented, client centric colleagues. After starting her career with Marks and Spencer, Heather has held a number of senior appointments at Deloitte in both HR Leadership and HR consultancy and prior to joining Hargreaves Lansdown led a Talent Development consultancy delivering talent strategies to clients across the UK and Europe.

Heather is a qualified and respected Executive Coach and developer of high performing teams.



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 33% of the board. 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

9 February 2017