Andrew Sykes

Andrew was appointed to the Board as a Non‐Executive Director in 2018.

Andrew’s role:

  • Responsible for providing independent oversight of, and challenge to, the Company’s executive management
  • In addition, as Senior Independent Director, acts as a sounding board for the Chair and, where necessary, acts as an intermediary for shareholders or other Directors if they feel issues raised have not been appropriately dealt with by the Chair

He was Senior Independent Director until March 2022 when he was appointed as Interim Chair. Andrew returned to his role as Senior Independent Director on 31 January 2023, succeeded by incoming Chair William Rucker.

Andrew has a wealth of financial services and non‐executive experience and spent 26 years of his executive career at Schroders PLC. He was Chairman of SVG Capital plc until 2017, having served on the board since 2010 and as Chairman since 2012. He also served as Chairman of Smith & Williamson from 2013 to 2020.

He is an experienced director of UK listed companies with deep knowledge of the financial services sector and of Corporate Governance requirements.

ICG Committee memberships

Other directorships

  • BBGI Global Infrastructure SA (Senior Independent Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee)