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Mary Francis CBE

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Non-Executive Director

Mary Francis CBE was appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director in October 2016 and was appointed Chair of the Board Reputation Committee in April 2018. 

Mary has extensive board-level experience across a range of industries and is currently serving on the board of Ensco plc. She has previously served as Senior Independent Director on the board of Centrica and as a non-executive director of Swiss Re Group, Aviva, Cable & Wireless Communications, the Bank of England and Alliance & Leicester.

In her executive career, Mary was a senior civil servant in HM Treasury for twelve years, before serving as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Deputy Private Secretary to the Queen and as Director General of the Association of British Insurers.

Other current principal external appointments

  • Member, Advisory Panel of The Institute of Business Ethics
  • Member, UK Takeover Appeal Board
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