Philip Bowman was appointed to the Board in August 2016 and Chairman on February 2017. He was Chief Executive of Smiths Group plc from 2007 to 2015, and he previously held the positions of Chief Executive at Scottish Power plc and Chief Executive at Allied Domecq plc. His earlier career included five years as a director of Bass plc. He was previously Chairman of Liberty plc and Coral Eurobet plc and a non-executive director of Scottish & Newcastle plc and British Sky Broadcasting Group plc. Some of Mr Bowman's other non-executive roles include, Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Burberry Group plc, and Independent Director Ferrovial S.A.