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Our management structure and business reporting process promotes accountability and knowledge sharing across the Group, ensuring that management is responsive to issues and trends within the business and the wider marketplace.

The Group Board is responsible for establishing, maintaining and reviewing the Group’s growth strategy, financial performance and systems of internal control.

Martin Bolland

Martin Bolland

Martin Bolland

Non-Executive Chairman

Joined the Board in March 2008 and became Chairman on 1 January 2010. A Chartered Accountant, Martin previously held a number of senior operational positions within the Lonrho Group and was also a founder and partner of Alchemy Partners for 11 years. Martin continues to be a member of both Alchemy’s Investment Committee and Monitoring Boards. He is also currently Chairman of RecyCoal Holdings Limited and PD Parks Holdings Limited (Parkdean Holidays).

Committee memberships: Nomination Committee (Chairman)

Andy Parker

Andy Parker

Andy Parker

Chief Executive

Joined Capita in 2001, Andy became Chief Executive in March 2014. He was appointed to the Board in January 2011 as Joint COO where he oversaw the majority of Capita’s non-financial services operations. Before joining the Board he was the Divisional Director for Capita’s ICT, Health and Business Services Division and held a number of senior finance director positions across the Group including 3 years as a Senior Divisional Finance Director. Andy is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive commercial and financial experience.

Gordon Hurst

Gordon Hurst

Gordon Hurst

Group Finance Director

Joined Capita in 1988 and was first appointed to the Board as Commercial Director in February 1995 and then as Group Finance Director in 1996. Gordon was also appointed Company Secretary in 2000. A chartered accountant, Gordon has Board responsibility for our overall corporate responsibility policy and specific responsibility for our environment, health and safety approach and supplier relationships. He chairs the Business Services Association’s Finance and Taxation Committee.

Vic Gysin

Vic Gysin

Vic Gysin

Joint Chief Operating Officer

Joined Capita in 2002 and was appointed to the Board in January 2011. Vic oversees Capita’s financial services operations, Customer Management and International and the Integrated Services Division. Vic has held various positions across the Group including being Divisional Director for Capita’s Insurance and Investor Services Division and the Integrated Services Division. Since joining Capita he has overseen the successful implementation and delivery of a number of our key contracts. Vic is an experienced business director with strong leadership and management skills. Vic has joint Board responsibility for clients and employees with Dawn Marriott-Sims and responsibility for the Group HR function.

Dawn Marriott-Sims

Vic Gysin

Dawn Marriott-Sims

Joint Chief Operating Officer

Dawn has been with Capita for over 13 years and was appointed to the Board in January 2014 as Joint COO. Prior to this Dawn was Executive Director of Workplace Services where she was responsible for the strategic direction, growth and development of the division. Before joining the Board, Dawn was Managing Director of Capita’s resourcing and development business and also served as managing director of IT resourcing, managed services and internal resourcing. She has over 20 years’ experience within the employee services sector. Dawn is on the main board of the Institute for Collaborative Working, a not for profit organisation. Dawn has joint Board responsibility for clients and employees with Vic Gysin.

Maggi Bell

Maggi Bell

Maggi Bell

Business Development Director

Joined Capita in January 1999 and was appointed to the Board in August 2008. Maggi has held various positions across Capita, including running our recruitment businesses and leading the Business Services and Corporate Services Divisions. She has been head of Group Sales & Marketing since January 2005. She is also responsible for driving forward business development across the Group, including managing our Major Sales Team, and has Board responsibility for community engagement.

Martina King

Martina King

Martina King

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in January 2005. Martina is CEO of technology company Featurespace. Martina previously held a number of senior positions in marketing and online media, including Managing Director of Aurasma, a division of Autonomy, Yahoo! and Capital Radio. Her broad knowledge and extensive experience of management, new technology and sales and marketing brings a different range of expertise to the Board which is highly valued. Martina is also Non-Executive Director of Cineworld PLC and Debenhams Plc.

Committee memberships: Remuneration Committee (Chair), Audit Committee and Nomination Committee

Paul Bowtell

Paul Bowtell

Paul Bowtell

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in June 2010 and is currently Chief Financial Officer of Gala Coral Group. Paul was previously on the board of Tui Travel PLC as Chief Financial Officer and was also on the board of First Choice Holidays PLC. He is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience across the UK retail sector having held a number of senior positions with British Gas, WH Smith and Forte. Paul brings significant financial and commercial knowledge to the Board. He is also a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at SThree PLC.

Committee memberships: Audit Committee (Chairman), Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee

Gillian Sheldon

Gillian Sheldon

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in September 2012 and was appointed Senior Independent Director on 1 January 2013. She is currently a senior banker at Credit Suisse. Gillian has substantial experience of advising boards across a wide range of complex situations and transactions. Gillian joined Credit Suisse in 1997 having worked for seven years at NM Rothschild & Sons. Gillian is also a Trustee of BBC Children in Need, appointed in September 2012. She has previously been Chair of Bird & Co Group Advisory Board.

Committee memberships: Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee.