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Assura PLC (AGRP.L)

AGRP.L on London Stock Exchange

60.00GBp
14 Dec 2017
Change (% chg)

-0.90 (-1.48%)
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Simon Laffin

57 2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jonathan Murphy

41 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Jayne Cottam

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Darke

2016 Property Director, Director

Orla Ball

2016 Company Secretary

Jenefer Greenwood

57 Non-Executive Director

Ed Smith

2017 Non-Executive Director

David Richardson

64 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Simon Laffin

Mr. Simon Timothy Laffin is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as Chairman of Assura since 2011 and is Chairman of Flybe Group plc, a Non-Executive Director at Watkin Jones plc and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Dentsu Aegis Network. Previously he served as Chairman of Hozelock Group and a Non-Executive Director of Quintain Estates and Development plc, Mitchells & Butlers plc, Aegis Group plc and Northern Rock plc (as part of the rescue team). Between 1995 and 2004 he was Group Chief Financial Officer of UK grocery retailer Safeway plc (which he joined in 1990) and was latterly also responsible for property. Prior to that, he held a variety of finance and management roles in Mars Confectionery, Rank Xerox and BP. He is a qualified accountant.

Jonathan Murphy

Mr. Jonathan Stewart Murphy serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was previously the Finance Director, having joined the Group in January 2013. He has significant experience in real estate, capital markets and investment gained during his time as Finance Director and Interim CEO of the Group and in his previous position as Managing Director for the property management business of Brooks Macdonald Group plc. Jonathan was previously Finance Director for the fund management business of Brooks Macdonald and Braemar Group plc. His earlier career included commercial and strategic roles at Spirit Group and Vodafone. Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, holding management roles in both the UK and Asia. He holds an MBA from IESE, the European Business School in Barcelona.

Jayne Cottam

Ms. Jayne Cottam is Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective October 2017. Jayne, a CIMA qualified accountant, joins Assura from one of the UK's largest private national housing developers. She is currently the Finance Director for Operations, heading up the operational finance team across the group and providing financial and strategic support as a member of the board for each of the three operating regions. Jayne was previously Director of Finance for the Continental Europe Division of European Metal Recycling Limited, one of the worlds' largest metal recyclers, and before that held a number of other senior finance positions.

Andrew Darke

Mr. Andrew Darke is no Longer Property Director, Director of the Company, effective March 2018. He is a Chartered Surveyor and has been with Assura since flotation having acquired the seed portfolio in 2003. He has led the property team through its growth since 2003 and been instrumental in all aspects of the property development, investment and portfolio management. Prior to joining Assura, Andrew held investment and development roles at Barlows plc, Rowlinson Securities plc and Royal & Sun Alliance. He started his career at the District Valuers Office following graduation from Liverpool University.

Orla Ball

Ms. Orla Ball is Company Secretary of the Company. She qualified as a solicitor with Eversheds Manchester and gained significant corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions experience working as a corporate lawyer for over 14 years. Her move in-house to Braemar Group plc, subsequently acquired by Brooks Macdonald plc, provided her with further property skills as she looked after the legal matters for its property management and property funds business. Orla is Head of Legal for the Group and Chair of the Risk Committee.

Jenefer Greenwood

Ms. Jenefer Greenwood is Non-Executive Director of the Company. She is a Chartered Surveyor who started her career at Hillier Parker in 1978, becoming Executive Director and Head of Retail on merger with CBRE. She worked for Grosvenor Estate from 2003 until 2012. Jenefer’s skills include real estate, customer focus and marketing. She previously served on the Board of The Crown Estate and chaired its Remuneration Committee. She has held positions as Chair of the National Skills Academy for Retail and President of the British Council of Shopping Centres.

Ed Smith

Mr. Ed Smith is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was Chairman of NHS Improvement for three years and the Lead Non-Executive Director for the Department for Transport until the end of December 2017. He is also the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council at the University of Birmingham. He was the former Global Assurance Chief Operating Officer and Strategy Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Before retiring from PwC, he had a 30-year career as a Senior Partner, holding many leading board and top client roles in the UK and globally.

David Richardson

Mr. David H. Richardson is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is a Non-Executive Director of Assura whose skills and experience include finance and accounting, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Previously he spent 22 years at Whitbread Plc where he was the Strategic Planning Director for eight years and the Finance Director for four years. At Whitbread he played a pivotal role in transforming the Group from a brewing and pubs company into a market leader in hotels, restaurants and leisure clubs. Following this he has held a number of Non-Executive roles in FTSE listed companies, including Serco Group plc, Forth Ports plc (now called Forth Ports Ltd), Tomkins plc (now called Gates Worldwide Limited), Dairy Crest plc and De Vere Group plc. He is a Chartered Accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Simon Laffin

130,500

Jonathan Murphy

1,232,000

Jayne Cottam

--

Andrew Darke

277,000

Orla Ball

--

Jenefer Greenwood

45,200

Ed Smith

--

David Richardson

53,400
As Of  31 Mar 2017