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Independent Non-Executive Director - Angie Risley

Appointed Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman Elect of the Remuneration Committee on 18 September 2017.  

Career and Experience

After graduating from Exeter University, and completing a one year personnel management programme, Angie joined the United Biscuits graduate scheme. After working in various different HR roles she joined Pizza Hut (UK) Ltd as Human Resources Director, a joint venture between Pepsico and Whitbread plc. After 5 years she joined Whitbread, becoming Executive Director on the PLC board responsible for HR and Corporate Social Responsibility in 2004. Between 2007–2013 she was the Group HR Director for Lloyds Banking Group, joining J Sainsbury plc as Group HR Director in January 2013. Over the years, Angie has been a member of the Low Pay Commission and has held a number of Non-Executive Directorships with Biffa plc, Arriva and Serco Group plc.  She was a member of the Remuneration Committees at Arriva plc and Biffa plc and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Serco Group plc. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the Sainsbury’s Bank Board.

Skills and Competencies

Angie is a well-regarded FTSE 100 Human Resources Director and proven Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Committee Chairman. She has gained experience in a wide range of sectors, including a regulated environment. This diversity of experience will be welcomed by the Board, the Remuneration Committee and of course our shareholders when discussing such an important topic. Angie will also be an additional resource and sounding board for our own internal Human Resources function.