Group Board.

John Stewart John Stewart
Chairman

Skills and experience

John was appointed Chairman of the company on 1 March 2010 and has extensive experience of financial services. He is a member of the Court of the Bank of England, a non-executive director of the Financial Reporting Council and is Chairman of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

He was previously a director of the Telstra Corporation, a member of the Australian Federal Attorney General's Business Government Advisory Group on National Security and a member of the Australian Prime Minister's Task Group on Emissions Trading. Other former roles include: chief executive of Woolwich (1996-2000), deputy CEO of Barclays (2000-2003) and chief executive of National Australia Bank (2004-2008).

External appointments

  • Southern Cross Stud LLP
  • The Court of the Bank of England
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind (Chairman)
  • The Financial Reporting Council

Committee membership

  • Nominations Committee

Nigel Wilson Nigel Wilson
Group Chief Executive

Skills and experience

Nigel was appointed group chief executive in 2012 having joined as group chief financial officer in 2009.

Prior to joining Legal & General, Nigel was deputy chief executive and chief financial officer of United Business Media plc. Nigel was a senior independent director (SID) of The Capita Group plc and was SID/Chairman of Halfords Group Plc.

Previous appointments include: McKinsey & Co, (where clients included BP, Citibank, Cadbury's, Santander, Kingfisher, Courtaulds, Whitbread and Globe Investment Trust), Group commercial director of Dixons Group Plc, managing director of Stanhope Properties Plc, chief executive, Corporate, Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA.) and managing director, Viridian Capital.

Qualifications include a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a Kennedy Scholar, a recipient of the Alfred P Sloan research scholarship, and worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Nigel has won numerous athletics championships including the 800m British Masters.

External appointments

  • ABI

Rudy Markham Rudy Markham
Vice Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Rudy was appointed to the Board in October 2006. Rudy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He was awarded the CIMA Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award in 2005. Former roles include: chief financial officer, director of strategy and technology and treasurer of Unilever Plc; Chair and CEO of Unilever Japan and Chair of Unilever Australia.

External appointments

  • Standard Chartered Plc
  • AstraZeneca Plc
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital (Chairman)
  • Corbion N.V. (Supervisory Board Chairman)
  • United Parcel Service Inc

Committee membership

  • Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
  • Nominations Committee

Mark Zinkula Mark Zinkula
Chief Executive Officer, Legal & General Investment Management

Skills and experience

Mark was appointed to the Board in September 2012, having been appointed chief executive officer of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) in March 2011. Prior to that, he was CEO of Legal & General Investment Management America (LGIMA) from 2008 and played an integral part in the establishment and successful expansion of LGIMA.

Prior to joining LGIMA, Mark was at Aegon Asset Management where he was global head of fixed income.

External appointments

  • ABI Advisory Panel
  • Investment Management Association

John Pollock John Pollock
Chief Executive Officer, Legal & General Assurance Society

Skills and experience

John was appointed chief executive officer, Legal & General Assurance Society (LGAS) on 1 July 2013. John was previously chief executive officer of the Protection and Annuities business and was appointed to the Board in December 2003, having joined Legal & General in 1980. John's former roles include: director, UK operations; managing director, Legal & General Asia based in Sydney, Australia and various posts in customer services and IT.

John holds a BSc from Strathclyde University and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

External appointments

  • ABI Long Term Savings and Life Insurance Committee
  • Financial Conduct Authority Practitioner Panel

Mark Gregory Mark Gregory
Chief Financial Officer

Skills and experience

Mark was appointed group chief financial officer on 1 July 2013. Mark was previously chief executive officer (Savings) and joined the Board in January 2009. He joined Legal & General in 1998 and has held a variety of divisional finance director roles and served as Group financial controller, communications and resources director, resources and international director and UK service operations director.

From 2006, he was managing director, with-profits. Prior to joining Legal & General, he had worked in senior financial and business development roles at companies including Kingfisher Plc and ASDA. He is a qualified chartered accountant.

Stuart Popham Stuart Popham
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Stuart was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2011. Stuart has extensive legal knowledge and business acumen.

He was previously the senior partner of Clifford Chance LLP from 2003-2011. He is presently vice-chairman EMEA at Citigroup. Stuart is chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs ('Chatham House') and was from 2008 to 2012 chairman of TheCityUK, a body created to promote financial services.

Stuart sits on the Council of Birkbeck College, University of London, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Barbican Trust.

External appointments

  • Citigroup, Vice Chairman of EMEA Banking

Committee membership

  • Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Risk Committee

Julia Wilson Julia Wilson
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Julia was appointed to the Board in November 2011. She has significant corporate finance, tax and accounting experience.

She is the group finance director of 3i Group plc and a member of its Board since 2008. Previously, she was the group director of corporate finance at Cable & Wireless plc. At Cable & Wireless plc she held a number of finance roles and was responsible for the finance, treasury, and tax functions.

Julia is a member of the ICAEW (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

External appointments

  • 3i Group Plc

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee (Chair)
  • Nominations Committee
  • Risk Committee

Lindsay Tomlinson Lindsay Tomlinson
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Lindsay was appointed to the Board in May 2013. He has extensive investment management experience having spent a large part of his career with Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock).

He held senior executive roles including as UK CEO, pan European CEO and later becoming the firm's vice-chairman. Lindsay's former roles also include: chairman of the Code Committee of the Takeover Panel, director of the Financial Reporting Council and chairman of the Investment Management Association. He was also previously chairman of the UK's National Association of Pension Funds.

Committee membership

  • Risk Committee (Chairman)
  • Audit Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Nominations Committee

Lizabeth Zlatkus Lizabeth Zlatkus
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Lizabeth was appointed to the Board in December 2013. She spent a majority of her career at The Hartford Financial Services Group ('Hartford'), serving as both chief financial officer and chief risk officer of the firm. In addition, she held a range of senior operating roles including her role as co-president of Hartford Life Insurance Companies. She served on various insurance industry committees including her role as regulatory chair for the North American Chief Risk Officers Council. Outside of her professional career, Lizabeth has been actively involved with various educational, health and science organisations. In addition she was selected to be a member of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, due to her work with the disability community.

Committee membership

  • Nominations Committee
  • Risk Committee

Olaf Swantee Olaf Swantee
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Olaf was appointed to the Board on 1 August 2014. Olaf is chief executive of EE Ltd, the UK's largest mobile phone operator and broadband provider. Prior to this, Olaf was a member of the Orange executive board, heading the Group's Europe division, which covered a mobile and fixed, €12.6B telecommunications business in Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Eastern Europe and the Dominican Republic. In addition, he ran the company's purchasing and supply chain function worldwide. Before joining Orange, Olaf had 17 years' experience in the IT industry in Europe and the United States, latterly serving as Hewlett-Packard's EMEA SVP for enterprise sales and software. He also held senior leadership, sales and marketing positions with Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation in Europe and the United States.

Committee membership

  • Nominations Committee
  • Audit Committee

Richard Meddings Richard Meddings
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Richard was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2014. Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has over 30 years of banking and financial services experience, most recently having spent 12 years on the Board of Standard Chartered and eight years as Finance Director. Previously, Richard was Group Financial Controller at Barclays and was also Chief Operating Officer for the Wealth Management, Premium Retail and Life Assurance businesses. He has also served on the Board of Woolwich as Group Finance Director and as a non-executive director at 3i where he was the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. He is also Chairman of ‘Seeing is Believing’ a Standard Chartered charity, in partnership with the World Health Organisation, which raises funds to cure blindness.

External appointments

  • HM Treasury, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Governing Council of the International Chamber of Commerce, UK

Committee membership

  • Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Risk Committee 

Carolyn Bradley Carolyn Bradley
Independent Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience

Carolyn joined the Board on 8 December 2014. Carolyn has a strong consumer-focussed background having worked at Tesco from 1986 until 2013. During this time, Carolyn held a range of senior positions in various roles including E-Commerce Director, Chief Operating Officer (Tesco.com), Marketing Director (UK) and, most recently, as Group Brand Director.