Ray King is a NED and Chair of the Audit Committee at Saga PLC and a NED at Rothesay Life Limited. Ray is a former NED and Chair of the Audit Committee at Infinis plc and recently resigned from his role as a Reporting Panel Member at the Competition and Markets Authority.
Ray is former Chief Executive of BUPA and throughout his career has held a number of senior finance positions, including as Group Finance Director of BUPA, Southern Water, Diageo/Guiness PLC and as a controller with ICI. Ray is also the former Chair of the Audit Committee of Friends Provident Group. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse & Co.
Ray is Chair of the FRC Audit & Assurance Council and a member of the FRC Codes & Standards Committee.
Olivier Beroud is an independent non-executive director, chairs the risk committee of Stratford Art Trust and runs a consultancy, Beroud Consulting. He specialises in credit ratings and risk analysis, corporate governance and pension covenant assessments. He held a number of senior finance executive positions including as Managing Director, EMEA head at Moody's Investor Services, where he led Moody’s EMEA business, sitting on the main EU board and on the boards of subsidiaries in Israel, Russia and South Africa. Prior to that he ran a risk department at Barclays Commercial Bank, focusing on the banks' grading systems and spent 10 years at Standard & Poor's as a senior analysts and chair of various rating committees. Olivier lectures on risk, credit ratings and financial analysis, mainly in the U.K. and France.
Bryan is an independent director with Motive Television plc, UK Oracle Users Group and aSource Global ltd. He has more than 10 years audit and assurance committee experience in public and private sectors, including the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), DCLG and now City College Brighton and Hove.
Bryan performs overseas export assurance assessments for British Chambers of Commerce and UKTI and as a Visiting Professor with Bristol Business School he also lectures on board risk, assurance and governance matters at Henley and Oxford.
In addition to his IoD Fellow and Chartered Director qualifications, Bryan is also a Chartered Engineer, BCS, IDM and CIM Fellow, CISI Member and holder of the ACCA Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance.
Bryan’s international executive career was primarily with IBM Corporation and previously with Nestle.
Jane Fuller is a Fellow of the CFA Society of the UK and serves on its Financial Reporting and Analysis Committee. She is co-director of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, an independent think-tank in financial services, and runs a consultancy, Fuller Analysis. She specialises in savings and investment, and corporate governance. A former financial editor and Lex writer at the Financial Times, she continues to train FT journalists and is a columnist with Accounting & Business, the ACCA magazine.
Kari is a senior Audit Partner with Deloitte, focused to serving clients in the FTSE 100.
A chartered accountant and a partner since 1997, Kari has extensive experience in audit, regulation, governance advisory and risk consulting. He is presently the senior statutory auditor for Anglo American PLC, Severn Trent PLC and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, having served RBS in that role between 2010 and 2014.
From 2004-2006 Kari was Director, Finance Strategy & Risk at the UK FSA, responsible for finance and risk management, strategic planning, policy impact assessment and international co-ordination. He was also Sector Leader at the FSA for Accountancy and Auditing, in which role he chaired the Audit Quality Forum working group that produced the publication “Fundamentals – Audit Purpose”.
Sue Harris is an independent non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk committee of Abcam an AIM listed biotech company, an Independent Director of Schroders &Co, a member of the Audit and Risk committee of Schroder’s Wealth Management Division and an independent director of Bank of Ireland UK and Barclays UK Retirement Fund. She was previously a non executive director of Saint James’s Place, chair of the Finance and Audit Committees at Mencap (the leading charity for people with a learning disability) and Chair of Trustees of KCP Youth. She has held senior executive positions in the Financial Services and Retail sectors. Most recently at Lloyds Banking Group she was Group Audit Director and prior to that the Group's Financial Control Director, the Director leading the Bank’s potential accession into the Government Asset Protection Scheme, Finance Director of LBG's Retail Bank and Finance Director of Cheltenham & Gloucester. She has held a number of other senior finance executive positions including as Managing Director Finance at Standard Life and as Head of Corporate Development and Group Treasurer of Marks & Spencer.
Scott Knight is the Head of Audit and Assurance for BDO LLP having been a partner in since 2003. He specialises in auditing natural resources and commodity trading companies and audits a number of listed and AIM companies. He regularly writes on governance issues in smaller listed companies and is a member of the judging panel of the NED Awards. Scott joined BDO in 1993, having obtained a BA in Economics (specialising in Economic Development of International Trade) from the London School of Economics in the same year. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW in 1997.
Conall is Head of Audit for KPMG in Ireland, and serves as audit partner number of listed and large privately owned entities. He was previously the firms Risk Management Partner with responsibility for the firms Department of Professional Practice. He is a Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and chairs its Representation & Technical Policy Main Committee.
Stephen Oxley is a senior partner at KPMG.
Based in London, Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996 and has been a partner with the firm since 2001. He has worked across a number of industries and in various roles including audit and management consulting; advising clients on financial reporting and accounting; acquisitions and divestments; business integration; corporate governance and financing. He is the currently the senior statutory auditor for BHP Billiton, Johnson Matthey and Smith and Nephew.
Jerry Wedge is a NED and Chair of the Audit Committee at North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and a NED at the Bar Council. Jerry is also Treasurer of The Royal Alfred Society, a maritime charity. Jerry is former NED and Chair of the Audit Committee at Essex Primary Care Trust.
Jerry is former Director of Finance and Support Services at Trinity House and throughout his career has held a number of senior finance positions, including as Director of Resources at the Disability Rights Commission, Director Corporate Services at the British Communications and Tecnnology Agency and Director of Finance at Wigan Borough Partnership.
Jerry is a chartered accountant with an economics degree and an MBA.
Irish Auditing & Accounting Supervisory Authority (IAASA)
Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)
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