Appointed: June 2018
Skills and experience: Ruth Markland has a wealth of FTSE-100 board experience, having spent 12 years on the board of Standard Chartered plc and over 10 years on the board of Sage Group plc. In both companies, Ruth served as Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee. This has provided her with a strong understanding of corporate governance and boardroom dynamics enabling her to act as a helpful sounding board for the Chair and other board members.
Ruth headed the commercial practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London for a number of years and then became the Managing Partner of the Asia business, based in Hong Kong.
Other appointments: Ruth is a member of the Supervisory Board of Arcadis NV and an independent Non-executive for Deloitte LLP.