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Board of directors

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Board Members


Deanna Oppenheimer

Deanna Oppenheimer

Chair and Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:
February 2018

Skills, competence and experience:
Deanna currently has roles as Senior Independent Director of Tesco plc and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Whitbread plc.

Deanna has extensive board level governance and leadership experience in both public and private financial services business having worked in the industry for 35 years at Executive and Non-Executive level. Her rich executive experience includes, amongst other things, the transformation of the retail banking division at Barclays. Deanna is founder of CameoWorks, a consumer focused boutique advisory firm which works with fintech businesses and other technology disrupters. Deanna is a member of the 30% Club.

Committee membership:
Nomination Committee (Chair)
Remuneration Committee

Other current appointments:
Senior Independent Director of Tesco plc
Non-Executive Director of Whitbread plc

Chris Hill

Christopher Hill, ACA

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board:
April 2017 (Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from February 2016 to September 2016 and Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from October 2016 to April 2017)

Skills, competence and experience:
Chris has considerable strategic, leadership and operational skills and experience from a number of business sectors. He has extensive finance and accounting experience having joined the Group initially as CFO and then moving in quick succession to the position of CEO where he is also responsible for driving forward the cultural and risk management aspects of the business. Prior to joining Hargreaves Lansdown he was CFO at IG Group Holdings plc and prior to that CFO at Travelex. Chris qualified as a chartered accountant at Arthur Andersen and is an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He is a member of the 30% Club.

Committee membership:
None

Other current appointments:
None

Philip Johnson, ACA

Philip Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Board:
April 2017

Skills, competence and experience:
Philip is an experienced financial services CFO. He has a wealth of experience in capital management, risk and controls and has a good track record in strategic operational execution. 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.

Committee membership:
None

Other current appointments:
None

Shirley Garrood

Shirley Garrood, ACA

Senior Independent Director

Appointed to the Board:
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 Director, chairing committees of a listed company, and a G15 housing association.

Committee membership:
Risk Committee (Chair)
Nomination Committee

Other current appointments:
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees of the BBC Board.

Roger Perkin

Roger Perkin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:
September 2017

Skills, competence and experience:
Roger is a qualified accountant with extensive financial services experience. He is a former partner of Ernst Young, and has previously been a Non-Executive Director at Evolution Group plc, Friends Life Ltd, Nationwide Building Society and Electra Private Equity plc. Roger has served on a number of different Board Committees, including chairing the Audit Committee at Evolution Group plc and Nationwide Building Society, where he also served as the Senior Independent Director.

Committee membership:
Audit Committee (Chair)
Risk Committee
Nomination Committee

Other current appointments:
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at TP ICAP PLC
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee and AIB Group (UK) plc
Trustee of three charities, Chiddingstone Castle, The Conservation Volunteers and the Charities Aid Foundation.

Dan Olley

Dan Olley

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:
June 2019

Skills, competence and experience:
Dan is a seasoned senior technology leader with a track record of driving digital transformations in established businesses, including financial services, insurance, business information solutions, research and healthcare. He brings a problem solving and analytical skill-set, along with experience of successfully implementing advanced technologies to drive both revenue growth and operational process efficiency and optimisation.

Committee membership:
Risk Committee
Remuneration Committee

Other current appointments:
Executive Vice President and CTO at Elsevier, a division of RELX, the FTSE 100 information-based analytics company.

John Troiano

John Troiano

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:
January 2020

Skills, competence and experience:
John has significant investment and asset management experience. John has spent 38 years at Schroders in a wide range of roles including investment research and analysis, fund management, and has worked across both the retail and institutional channels. Most recently, as Head of Distribution, he was responsible for the design and implementation of business strategy globally and the oversight of sales and client service activities.

Committee membership:
Risk Committee
Audit Committee

Other current appointments:
Non-Executive Director Hargreaves Lansdown Fund Managers Ltd

Andrea Blance

Andrea Blance

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:
September 2020

Skills, competence and experience:
Andrea brings extensive Board and financial services experience having spent her executive career at Legal & General Group plc, where she was a member of the Group Executive Committee and held a diverse range of senior leadership roles including finance, risk and regulation, marketing and strategy. Andrea’s past non-executive roles include Risk Committee Chair at Scottish Widows (Lloyds Banking Group’s Insurance Division), Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair at ReAssure Group plc and a member of William & Glyn’s pre-IPO Board.

Committee membership:
Audit Committee
Risk Committee

Other current appointments:
Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Provident Financial Group plc

Moni Mannings

Moni Mannings

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:
September 2020

Skills, competence and experience:
Moni is a qualified solicitor with a strong background in international banking and finance and was a Senior Partner and Board member of law firm Olswang LLP. She has held a number of non-executive positions including as a Board member of Dairy Crest Group plc, Polypipe Group plc, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (chairing its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee) and Cranfield University.

Committee membership:
Remuneration Committee
Risk Committee

Other current appointments:
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Breedon Group plc
Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Investec Bank plc
Non-Executive Director of easyJet plc

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 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. A copy of our Board Diversity Policy can be found here.

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, and we remain committed to inclusion in all its forms.

We have made an action plan to increase the number of women working in senior management positions, as well as to ensure that high-potential and high-performing candidates in less senior roles have the opportunities needed to ensure progression occurs.

As of today, the Board numbers 9 in total, of which 2 are executive and 7 independent (including the Chair). Women directors constitute 44% of the Board. In addition the Board meets the Parker Review recommendation for FTSE100 Boards to have at least one director from an ethnic minority background by 2021.

Deanna Oppenheimer

9 October 2020