Annual report 2016

Board of directors


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Philip Yea (62)

Chairman

Commenced role – May 2016 (Appointed to board in February 2016)

Philip Yea became chairman in May 2016 after being appointed to the board as an independent non-executive director in February 2016. He is senior independent director at both Vodafone Group plc and Computacenter plc. He is also a non-executive director of Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc, and an independent director and trustee of the Francis Crick Institute. His prior executive career included roles as finance director of Diageo plc and chief executive of 3i Group plc.

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Rooney Anand (53)

Chief executive

Commenced role – 2005 (Appointed to board in 2001)

Rooney Anand joined the group as managing director of the brewing division and was promoted to chief executive in 2005. He was previously president and managing director of the UK bakery division at Sara Lee, the international consumer goods business, and, prior to that, was at United Biscuits.

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Kirk Davis (45)

Chief financial officer

Commenced role – 2014

Kirk Davis joined Greene King from JD Wetherspoon plc where he had been finance director since 2011. He has extensive retail experience having held senior finance roles at Tesco and Marks & Spencer and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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Mike Coupe (56)

Non-executive director

Commenced role – 2011

Mike Coupe is the chief executive of J Sainsbury plc and also brings knowledge and experience from working for other large, multi-site retail organisations, including Asda and Tesco, before that.

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Ian Durant (58)

Non-executive director

Commenced role – 2007

Ian Durant is a former finance director at Liberty International plc and has extensive financial experience. He is also chairman of Capital & Counties Properties plc and Greggs plc and a non-executive director of Home Retail Group plc. Ian stood down as senior independent director at the end of the financial year.

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Rob Rowley (67)

Senior independent non-executive director

Commenced role – 2014

Rob Rowley joined the board in July 2014 and has extensive board experience gained as a former finance director of the Reuters Group plc. He is currently a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committees at Taylor Wimpey plc and Morgan Advanced Materials plc, having retired from the same role at Moneysupermarket.com Group plc in April 2016. Rob was appointed senior independent director in May 2015.


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Lynne Weedall (50)

Non-executive director

Commenced role – 2012

Lynne Weedall is currently group HR director for Selfridges Group and brings to the board a wealth of experience of HR and organisational development gained from a variety of roles in the retail sector, including at Dixons Carphone, Whitbread and Tesco.

Senior management

The senior management team comprises Rooney Anand, chief executive, Kirk Davis, chief financial officer, the managing directors of each of the group’s business units and the heads of key functional areas, including retail, trading and marketing, HR and property. They meet once every four weeks under the chairmanship of the chief executive.


Key to committees

N Nomination Committee
A Audit Committee
R Remuneration Committee