National Express Annual Reports and Accounts 2011

Annual Report and Accounts 2011

Board of Directors

Overview of Board of Directors

The Board is regularly reviewed to ensure that the mix of skills and experience is appropriate to meet the current needs of the Group. An overview of the Directors' experience is summarised below.

Overview of Board
of Directors experience
John Devaney

John Devaney Chairman (65)

Appointment to Board:

2 April 2009

Committee Membership(s):

Safety & Environment Committee
Nomination Committee

Experience: John Devaney has managed businesses across Europe, the UK, Canada, USA and Japan. His previous roles include Chairman of Kelsey Hayes (part of Varity Corporation), Eastern Group, Exel and Telent and Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank Plc, Ocean Group and British Steel. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Cobham Plc and Chairman of National Air Traffic Services Ltd and Tersus Energy Plc.

Dean Finch

Dean Finch Group Chief Executive (45)

Appointment to Board:

15 February 2010

Committee Membership(s):

None

Experience: Prior to joining National Express, Dean Finch was Group Chief Executive of Tube Lines from June 2009. Before that he worked for over ten years in senior roles within First Group plc. He joined First Group in 1999 having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, where he worked for 12 years specialising in Corporate Transaction Support Services, including working for the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising on the privatisation of train operating companies. At First Group, he was Managing Director of the Rail Division from 2000 to 2004 and then was appointed to the main board as Group Commercial Director in 2004, before being made Group Finance Director. With the completion of the Laidlaw acquisition he became Chief Operating Officer in North America before returning to the UK as Group Chief Operating Officer.

Jez Maiden

Jez Maiden Group Finance Director (50)

Appointment to Board:

17 November 2008

Committee Membership(s):

None

Experience: Jez Maiden was formerly Chief Finance Officer at Northern Foods plc. Prior to that, he was Group Finance Director of British Vita plc, Director of Finance of Britannia Building Society and Group Finance Director of Hickson International plc. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Yule Catto & Co plc and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Joaquín Ayuso

Joaquín Ayuso Non-Executive Director (56)

Appointment to Board:

1 June 2011

Committee Membership(s):

Safety & Environment Committee

Experience: Joaquín Ayuso is Board Vice Chairman for Ferrovial, the €12 billion Spanish transport infrastructure and services group that employs over 70,000 people worldwide. He has been with Ferrovial since 1981 and was appointed CEO in 2002 and held that position until October 2009. During this period Ferrovial expanded internationally with business interests in the UK, USA, Canada, Latin America and Europe.

Miranda Curtis

Miranda Curtis Non-Executive Director (56)

Appointment to Board:

1 June 2008

Committee Membership(s):

Safety & Environment Committee
Remuneration Committee (Chairman)

Experience:, Miranda Curtis is a Non-Executive Director of Liberty Global Inc (Denver, Colorado) having retired from her executive role as President of Liberty Global Japan and Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM) in Tokyo after leading the sale of Liberty's Japanese interests in February 2010. Miranda was appointed Chairman of Waterstones in October 2011, and joined the board of Marks & Spencer plc as a Non-Executive Director in February 2012. She is also a Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, of Garsington Opera, of the leading African education charity Camfed, and is a Trustee and Governor of the Institute for Government. Between 1998 and 2002 she was a Non-Executive Director of Telewest Communications plc and between 1998 and 2000 a Non-Executive Director of Flextech plc.

Sir Andrew Foster

Sir Andrew Foster Non-Executive Director (67)

Appointment to Board:

1 August 2004

Committee Membership(s):

Safety & Environment Committee
Nomination Committee
Audit Committee

Experience: Sir Andrew has had an extensive career in the public sector, having served as Chief Executive of the Audit Commission for England and Wales between 1992 and 2003. Before this, he was Deputy Chief Executive of the NHS and Regional CEO for Yorkshire. He is currently Deputy Chairman of the Royal Bank of Canada Europe Limited and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games England. He is also Non-Executive Director at PruHealth. Sir Andrew has conducted independent reviews for the government into the Intercity Express Project, the Building Colleges for the Future programme, and previously into Further Education and the Future of Athletics.

Tim Score

Tim Score Senior Independent Director (51)

Appointment to Board:

21 February 2005

Committee Membership(s):

Safety & Environment Committee
Remuneration Committee
Audit Committee (Chairman)

Experience: Tim Score was appointed to the Board in February 2005 and acted as Interim Chairman between December 2008 and April 2009. He is Chief Financial Officer at ARM Holdings plc. Before joining ARM he worked as Finance Director of Rebus Group Limited which he joined in 1999. Between 1997 and 1999, he was Group Finance Director of William Baird plc, which he joined from LucasVarity plc. He is a chartered accountant.

Jorge Cosmen

Jorge Cosmen Deputy Chairman (43)

Appointment to Board:

1 December 2005

Committee Membership(s):

Safety & Environment Committee
Nomination Committee

Experience: Jorge Cosmen was appointed to the Board at the time of the ALSA transaction. He was appointed Deputy Chairman in October 2008. He was Corporate Manager for the ALSA Group from 1995, becoming Chairman in 1999. Between 1986 and 1995, he worked in sales, distribution and banking. He is a Business Administration graduate and has an International MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. He is Non-Executive Director of Brunara, S.I.C.A.V.,SA as well as of other private companies.

Chris Muntwyler

Chris Muntwyler Non-Executive Director (59)

Appointment to Board:

11 May 2011

Committee Membership(s):

Audit Committee
Safety & Environment Committee (Chairman)

Experience: Chris Muntwyler is Chairman of the Swiss Management Consulting company Conlogic Ltd. He is also Non-Executive Director of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd. (Switzerland) and the Austrian Post Ltd. (Austria). During his 27 years at Swissair he held top executive positions in Switzerland, Sweden and North America. In 1999 he joined DHL Express serving as Managing Director Switzerland, Germany and Central Europe and from 2005 to 2008 as CEO of DHL Express (UK) Ltd, based in London.

Lee Sander

Lee Sander Non-Executive Director (55)

Appointment to Board:

1 June 2011

Committee Membership(s):

Remuneration Committee
Safety & Environment Committee

Experience: Elliot (Lee) Sander is President and Chief Executive Offi cer of the HAKS Group, Inc. An American citizen, he was recently Executive Director and CEO for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and has served as Commissioner for the New York City Department of Transportation. Lee is Chairman of the Regional Plan Association, a prominent NGO based in New York that has played a highly influential role in gaining public policy and investments in the New York Metropolitan area over the last 80 years. He has also played a very active role on the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Finance Commission, having been appointed by the United States Congress in 2006.

Michael Hampson

Michael Hampson General Counsel and Company Secretary (53)

Michael Hampson was appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary in January 2012. Prior to joining he has held the position of General Counsel and Company Secretary at Whitbread plc, RMC Group plc and Charter International plc; he was also the Director of Corporate Development at Anglian Water Group plc. He is Deputy Chairman of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and is a barrister and Chartered Secretary.