Ruth Markland was appointed to the Board as non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director in June 2018. Ruth is also a member of the Board Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Ms Markland brings a wealth of FTSE 100 Board experience, having spent 12 years on the Board of Standard Chartered plc and then over 10 years on the Board of Sage Group plc. In both companies, Ruth served as a Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
Ruth is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Arcadis NV and an independent non-executive of Deloitte LLP. In her various board roles, Ruth has also had extensive board committee experience including audit, risk, remuneration, nominations and financial crime risk committees.
Ruth is a legal professional, having qualified as Solicitor in England, Singapore and Hong Kong. Ms Markland pursued her legal career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she headed the Commercial practice in London for a number of years and then became the Managing Partner, Asia, based in Hong Kong.