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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
Deanna Oppenheimer - Non-Executive Chair
Stephen Robertson
Shirley Garrood
Fiona Clutterbuck
Roger Perkin
Dan Olley

Company Secretary: Alison Zobel

HL Asset Management Ltd

Chris Hill
Philip Johnson
Mark Dampier
Ian Hunter
David Davies
Lee Gardhouse
Rob Byett
Chris Worle
Heather Cooper

Company secretary: Alison Zobel

HL Stockbrokers Ltd

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

Company secretary:Alison Zobel

HL Advisory Services Ltd

Chris Hill
Philip Johnson
David Davies
Rob Byett
David James
Ian Hunter

Company secretary: Alison Zobel

HL Fund Managers Ltd

Chris Hill
Philip Johnson
Stephen Robertson
Lee Gardhouse
Rob Byett
Chris Worle

Company secretary: Alison Zobel

FundsLibrary Ltd

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

Company secretary: Alison Zobel

Hargreaves Lansdown Savings Ltd

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

Company secretary: Alison Zobel



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 and Chair of the Remenuration Committee 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

Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:
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.

Committee membership:
Audit Committee
Risk Committee
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee

Other current appointments:
Non-Executive Director of Timpson Group plc
Non-Executive Director of Clipper Logistics plc
Chair of Bristol Energy Ltd.


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
Remuneration Committee

Other current appointments:
Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of esure Group plc
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees of the BBC Board.

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

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


Fiona Clutterbuck

Fiona Clutterbuck

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:
September 2017

Skills, competence and experience:
Fiona is a qualified barrister with extensive corporate finance experience. During her career, Fiona has held the positions of Head of Strategy and Corporate Development at Phoenix Group, Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions Advisory at ABN AMRO Investment Bank, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Financial Institutions Group at HSBC Investment Bank and was a Director at Hill Samuel Bank Limited. She was also a Non-Executive Director at W.S.Atkins until its acquisition in July 2017.

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

Other current appointments:
Chair of the Nomination Committee and Non-Executive Director of Paragon Banking Group plc
Non-Executive Director at Sampo PLC.

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.



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.

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 8 in total, of which 2 are executive and 6 independent (including the Chairman). Women directors constitute 33% of the board.

Deanna Oppenheimer

31 October 2019