Henry Staunton was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company with effect from 1 September 2015. Henry is currently the Chairman of WH Smith plc, the leading FTSE250 retail group, and Chairman of BrightHouse Group, the rent-to-own company. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Capital & Counties Properties plc
From 2004 until 2013, Henry Staunton was a Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and latterly Senior Independent Director and Vice Chairman of Legal & General Group plc, where he gained significant insight into the life and pensions industry. From 2008 to 31 December 2014 he was a Non-Executive Director of Merchants Trust plc, where he was the Senior Independent Director
During his executive career he was Finance Director of ITV plc from 2003 to 2006, and Finance Director of Granada plc from 1993 to 2003. Prior to that he had a long and distinguished career at Price Waterhouse, which he joined as a graduate trainee, rising to become a Senior Partner of the audit practice.