The Audit Committee consists of Susan Davy as Chair and the Non-Executive Directors with the Executive Directors attending. The Group’s external auditors are invited during the year to report on audit and reporting matters.
Appointed 1 October 2021 having joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2014, and previously held the role of Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Risk Committee.
Sharon is Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Committee Chair of Hyve plc, the listed organiser of international trade exhibitions and conferences. Sharon is Non-Executive Chair at Unique X Ltd, backed by the Business Growth Fund (BGF), and also Non-Executive Chair at Foundation SP Ltd, backed by Lloyds Development Capital (LDC). Sharon is also a Non-Executive Director of Eurowag (W.A.G payments solutions plc). She has previously been Marketing Director and main Board Director of the BBC, responsible for marketing communications and audiences, and spent much of her career at Microsoft where she was Board Director of Microsoft UK and Regional General Manager of MSN International.
Sharon is also a holder of the FT/Pearson Non-Executive Director Diploma and a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Sharon is also Chair of the Group’s Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committee.