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The Board oversees the Group’s business and is responsible to shareholders for creating and delivering sustainable shareholder value. The Executive Committee is responsible for achieving business results. Use the filter function to see members of the Executive Committee.

Mike Evans Chair, Board of Directors View profile

Mike Evans

Mike Evans

Chair - Board of Directors

Michael Evans was appointed as Chair in October 2018. Mr Evans has over 36 years of savings and investments experience, including 11.5 years on the Board of Hargreaves Lansdown plc, eight of which as chair. He was previously chair of ZPG plc until July 2018, and served as non-executive director of Chesnara plc, esure plc and CBRE Global Investors UK. He is also non-executive chair of Just Eat plc.

A qualified actuary, Mr Evans spent 20 years at Skandia UK earlier in his career, rising to become Chief Operating Officer.

John Foley Chief Executive, Board of Directors & Executive Committee View profile

John Foley

John Foley

Chief Executive - Board of Directors & Executive Committee

John became Chief Executive of M&GPrudential in August 2017, having served as Chief Executive of Prudential UK & Europe since January 2016.

In total, he spent 17 years within the Prudential Group: other senior roles included Chief Executive of Prudential Capital, Group Chief Risk Officer and Group Investment Director. Prior to joining Prudential, John spent over 20 years at Hill Samuel & Co, where he worked in every division of the bank, culminating in senior roles in risk, capital markets and treasury for the combined TSB and Hill Samuel Bank.

Clare Bousfield Chief Financial Officer of M&GPrudential, Board of Directors & Executive Committee View profile

Clare Bousfield

Clare Bousfield

Chief Financial Officer of M&GPrudential - Board of Directors & Executive Committee

Clare brings to the Board significant international corporate finance and accounting experience from a range of senior roles across the insurance and financial services industries spanning more than 25 years. Clare joined the Prudential group in November 2016 as Chief Executive Officer of Prudential UK and Europe. Previously she was at insurer Aegon, where she was Chief Financial Officer and led the strategic review and transformation of Aegon’s UK business. Clare has also served as Swiss Re’s Chief Financial Officer, UK Life & Health, and as Regional Chief Financial Officer for M&GPrudential, Ireland & Africa before assuming a Group role. In the early part of her career, Clare held a number of senior positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers working with clients in the investment management and insurance industries.

Since August 2015, Clare has been a Non-Executive Director of Pacific Life Re Limited where she is also Chair of the Audit Committee. She has also served as a Board Member of Scottish Financial Enterprise. Clare graduated from the University of St Andrews with a BSc Honours degree in Statistics and completed INSEAD’s Advanced Management Programme in 2009. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales.

Mark FitzPatrick Director, Board of Directors View profile

Mark FitzPatrick

Mark FitzPatrick

Director - Board of Directors

Mark is the serving Chief Financial Officer of Prudential plc, the parent company of M&GPrudential. Before joining Prudential, Mark was Managing Partner for Clients and Markets, a member of the executive committee and a member of the Board of Deloitte UK. He was a Vice Chairman of Deloitte for four years, leading the CFO Programme and developing the CFO Transition labs. Mark previously led the Insurance & Investment Management audit practice and the insurance industry practice. He worked at Deloitte for 26 years, building his industry focus on insurance and investment management globally. Mark is currently on the Board of M&GPrudential but will step down prior to demerger.

Caroline Silver Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Board of Directors View profile

Caroline Silver

Caroline Silver

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director - Board of Directors

Caroline Silver is Non-Executive Chair of consumer products group PZ Cussons PLC, a Non-Executive Director of Bupa and Meggitt PLC and a Trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Her executive career has spanned over 30 years as an investment banker, most recently as a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, specialising in global financial institutions advisory and capital raising. She has extensive experience advising clients and regulators both in the UK and globally. Prior to joining Moelis & Company in 2009, Ms. Silver was Vice Chairman of EMEA Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, she spent 14 years at Morgan Stanley, where she was Global Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. She also worked in M&A and corporate finance at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell for seven years and started her career as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Silver holds a B.A. in English with Spanish from Durham University.

Clive Adamson Non-Executive Director & Chair of the Risk Committee, Board of Directors View profile

Clive Adamson

Clive Adamson

Non-Executive Director & Chair of the Risk Committee - Board of Directors

Clive Adamson has enjoyed a 40-year career in financial services in banking and regulation and is now a non-executive director and adviser. Mr Adamson spent 20 years in wholesale banking initially with Citigroup and then with Bank of America where he held a number of senior positions including Regional Head of the UK and Northern Europe. He then moved into regulation as an adviser at the Bank of England before being appointed as Director of Major UK Groups at the newly formed Financial Services Authority, a position he held during the financial crisis. Mr Adamson then moved to the Financial Conduct Authority on its formation where he was Director of Supervision and an Executive Member of the Board. After 17 years in financial regulation, Mr Adamson is now a Non-Executive Director of J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Prudential Assurance Company Limited, CYBG plc and Ashmore Group plc. He is also a Senior Adviser at McKinsey & Company. Mr Adamson holds an M.A. in Economics from Cambridge University.

Robin Lawther Non-Executive Director & Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Board of Directors View profile

Robin Lawther

Robin Lawther

Non-Executive Director & Chair of the Remuneration Committee - Board of Directors

Robin is currently Non-Executive Director of Nordea Bank (Chair of the Remuneration Committee), UK Government Investments, Ashurst LLP (Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee) and Oras Invest. She is an international investment banker with extensive experience of global markets and financial institutions. Robin previously worked at J.P. Morgan in London and New York for over 20 years in a number of senior positions in investment banking. Her roles included Senior Country Officer and Head of Investment Banking for the Nordic Region and Head of the European Financial Institution Mergers and Acquisitions Execution Team.

Clare Thompson Non-Executive Director & Chair of the Audit Committee, Board of Directors View profile

Clare Thompson

Clare Thompson

Non-Executive Director & Chair of the Audit Committee - Board of Directors

Clare is an experienced non-executive director with a deep understanding of the insurance sector. She spent her 35-year executive career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and 23 years as audit/lead partner on major financial services groups, including UK Financial Services Leader. Since stepping down from her executive career, Clare has developed a portfolio of non-executive directorships and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Bupa and Direct Line Group plc. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of York and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Keith Davies Chief Risk & Resilience Officer, Executive Committee View profile

Keith Davies

Keith Davies

Chief Risk & Resilience Officer - Executive Committee

Director of Prudential Group-wide Internal Audit since September 2015, Keith moved to his current role with M&GPrudential in November 2017. He has overall responsibility for Risk and Resilience: covering financial and non-financial risk management, operational resilience and safeguarding the firm’s reputation and social licence to operate as a standalone, public company.

Keith joined Prudential in 2011 as Audit Director for Risk, before becoming Chief Risk Officer for PruCap and PPMG in early 2014. Prior to joining Prudential, Keith initially worked as a management consultant, before starting a 20-year career in financial services, including spells at Standard Chartered, Standard Bank and Deutsche Bank in risk management and internal audit, the role of Lead Economist for the Americas for SCB, and two years in the policy team at the UK FSA.

Keith has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc in economics and econometrics from the University of Bristol.

Jonathan Daniels Chief Investment Officer, Executive Committee View profile

Jonathan Daniels

Jonathan Daniels

Chief Investment Officer - Executive Committee

As Chief Investment Officer, Jack is responsible for the entire span of M&GPrudential’s investment capabilities and our Treasury function. Under his direction are the strategic asset allocators of the Investment Office, including the With-Profits Fund, equities, fixed income, private and alternative assets – including real estate.

Previously, Jack was Chief Investment Officer, Prudential UK, overseeing the management of the £170 billion With-Profits and annuity assets, and the investment capability behind the PruFund proposition.

He has been with the business for 18 years, having joined M&G in 2001 to help establish Prudential Capital, the in-house treasury and investment team of Prudential plc, and became its CEO in 2011.

Jack has over 30 years of treasury and investment experience, beginning his career with Hill Samuel in 1985. He also ran the Treasury and Investment functions at National Australia Bank in Europe.

David Macmillan Chief Customer & Distribution Officer, Executive Committee View profile

David Macmillan

David Macmillan

Chief Customer & Distribution Officer - Executive Committee

As Chief Customer and Distribution Officer, David is responsible for all customers, distribution channels and products as well as brand and marketing across M&GPrudential.

David was previously Managing Director, Prudential UK & Offshore, having joined the business in May 2017 from Transamerica, part of the Aegon Group, where he was Chief Marketing Officer.

David has over 18 years’ senior management experience and has spent 25 years in financial services spanning life, pensions, retail investment and retail banking.

Irene McDermott Brown Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Committee View profile

Irene McDermott Brown

Irene McDermott Brown

Chief Human Resource Officer - Executive Committee

Irene joined Prudential UK & Europe in August 2016 from Barclays, where she was Group Human Resources Director. She became Chief HR Officer of M&GPrudential in September 2017. She has also held senior roles at BP and Cable & Wireless, as well as running her own consultancy business.

Graham Mason Chief International Officer, Executive Committee View profile

Graham Mason

Graham Mason

Chief International Officer - Executive Committee

Graham was appointed to his role as Chief International Officer at M&GPrudential having undertaken a number of asset management roles within the Prudential Group since 1990. These included Chief Investment Officer, Equities, Multi-Asset, Retail Fixed Income, and Chief Executive, Equities at M&G Investments; Chief Executive of Eastspring Investments (Prudential's Asian fund management business); and Chief Executive of Prudential Portfolio Managers South Africa, after starting his Prudential career within Prudential Portfolio Managers in London in 1990.

Graham has broad experience in asset management across both geography and asset class. As an investment professional, Graham has managed equity, fixed income and multi asset portfolios, and as an executive, has in addition to these three asset classes, had responsibility for real estate, private equity and alternative assets.

Prior to joining Prudential, Graham worked at Old Mutual and Norwich Union.

Roddy Thomson Chief Operating Officer, Executive Committee View profile

Roddy Thomson

Roddy Thomson

Chief Operating Officer - Executive Committee

As Chief Operating Officer, Roddy has responsibility for the transformation of M&GPrudential and the operational separation of M&GPrudential from Prudential plc. He also oversees the delivery of our strategy through all M&GPrudential operations, IT, procurement and supplier management.

Roddy joined M&GPrudential in August 2017. He was previously at BT Openreach for six years, latterly as Chief Operating Officer, where he had responsibility for strategy and service delivery for customer-facing operations and a field force in excess of 30,000 people. Roddy helped lead the re-architecture of the operating model, delivering a step change in customer service and field force efficiency. Roddy has also worked with many leading FTSE and global organisations, having previously worked in consulting for over a decade at Ernst & Young and Accenture.

Alan Porter Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Executive Committee View profile

Alan Porter

Alan Porter

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary - Executive Committee

Alan moved to the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary in July 2019, having held the same role at Prudential plc. Prior to joining Prudential in 2012, Alan was the Group General Counsel of Tesco Plc for 4 years and before that held various senior legal positions at British American Tobacco plc, including 3 years at Farmers Insurance Group where he also became a member of the California Bar. Alan began his career as a solicitor at Simmons & Simmons.

Alan is Chairman of the GC100 – the association of General Counsels and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100 and a member of the Takeover Panel.

Julian Adams Director, Public Policy & Regulation, Executive Committee View profile

Julian Adams

Julian Adams

Director, Public Policy & Regulation - Executive Committee

Julian was appointed Director of Public Policy and Regulation in July 2019. He previously held the role of Group Regulatory & Government Relations Director at Prudential plc, having joined the group in January 2015 after a career at the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority. He held a senior role in banking supervision during the financial crisis, and served as Executive Director of Insurance Supervision for the Bank of England. In that time, Julian represented the UK on international insurance fora: he chaired the Financial Stability Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and sat on its Executive Committee; as well as serving as the UK’s board member on EIOPA and a member of its managing board.

At Prudential, Julian covered regulatory, compliance, policy and government issues globally, and sat on the Group's Executive Committee. He sits on the board of the Association of British Insurers, and led a new report for CityUK on the UK’s future regulatory landscape after Brexit. Between 2014 and 2017 Julian sat on the CASS Building School’s Strategy and Advisory Board.

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