Audit & Risk Committee Chairman
Gary Hughes is a senior member of the Operational Excellence team at Apax partners - the global private equity firm, where he also sits on the boards of two portfolio companies - Smart Technologies Inc and BMI Healthcare Limited. In addition to this, he is a director of Booker Group plc, Premier Farnell plc, SECC Limited and the Scottish Football Association. His previous roles include being a non-executive director of J Sainsbury plc, Chief Financial Officer of Gala Coral Group, Chief Executive Officer of the largest operating division of United Business Media plc, and Group Finance Director of Emap plc - with his formative career in Scottish Media Group plc, Forte plc and Guinness plc. He qualified as a chartered accountant Ernst & Whinney - now Ernst & Young.