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Independent Non-Executive Director - Angie Risley

Appointed Independent Non-Executive Director on 18 December 2017 and appointed Chair of the Remuneration Committee on 12 April 2018.

Career and Experience

After graduating from Exeter University, and completing a 1-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 five 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 HRD 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 plc and Serco Group plc, and now Smith+Nephew. At Serco she was Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Previously she has attended the Remuneration Committees of Whitbread, Lloyds Banking Group, Arriva and attends Sainsbury's today. 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, proven Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Committee Chair. She has gained experience in a wide range of sectors, including a regulated environment. This diversity of experience is welcomed by the Board and the Remuneration Committee. Angie is also an additional resource and sounding board for our own internal Human Resources function.