Tony Watson was appointed a Director in 2006. He was appointed Senior Independent Director in February 2008. He is the Senior Independent Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc. He was formerly Chairman of the Trustees of the Marks & Spencer Pension Scheme, Chairman of the Strategic Investment Board Limited (Northern Ireland), a member of the Financial Reporting Council, the Senior Independent Director of Hammerson plc and a Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group Plc,the Shareholder Executive and the Investment Management Association (now the Investment Association). Mr Watson retired in 2006 from an executive career in the investment management industry, most recently as Chief Executive of Hermes Fund Managers Limited.
Senior Independent Director