John Connolly, Non-executive director/chairman of the board
Non-executive director/Chairman of the board
Appointed June 2012
John Connolly has extensive experience working in a global business environment and in sectors with strategic relevance to the Group.
A chartered accountant, John spent his career until May 2011 with global professional services firm Deloitte, was Global Chairman between 2007 and 2011 and, prior to that, Global Managing Director between 2003 and 2007. He was Senior Partner and CEO of the UK Partnership from 1999 until his retirement from the firm.
Current external commitments: Chairman of Amec Foster Wheeler plc and director of a number of private companies.
Beyond commercial business roles, he is the chairman of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity board of trustees.