Appointed on 15 September 2010 and as Chairman of the Audit Committee in November 2011. A chartered accountant and MBA, Jeff has a strong financial background. He held a number of senior roles and is an advocate of continuous improvement in the quality of corporate reporting. Until 2020 he was Acting Chairman of Cenkos Securities plc. He was the Group Finance Director of Electrocomponents plc (1996 to 2005), Deputy Chairman (2000 to 2005) and Chair of the Pension Scheme (1996 to 2020). Prior to that, he was the Finance Director of Unitech plc (1991 to 1996). He has also Chaired the Audit Committees of several listed and private companies including Vesuvius plc (previously Cookson Group plc) and John Lewis Partnership plc.