Our senior management team is responsible for ensuring that our operations, services and standards reflect the values we hold true to.
Chairman of Savills plc, and Chairman of the Nomination Committee
Peter Smith was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 24 May 2004 and was elected Chairman with effect from 1 November 2004.
His other non-executive appointments are: N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, Rothschild Bank AG, The Equitable Life Assurance Society, Associated British Foods plc and Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc. Formerly, Peter was Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and served for two years as Chairman of Coopers & Lybrand International and as a member of the global leadership team of PwC. He served as Chairman of RAC plc and was a Non-Executive Director of Safeway plc.
Group Chief Executive
Jeremy Helsby joined Savills in 1980 and was appointed to the Board in 1999. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Savills Commercial and Savills Europe for seven years until he was appointed as Group Chief Executive on 7 May 2008.
He remains a Director of Savills Asia Pacific.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Simon Shaw joined the Board as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2009. Simon is a Chartered Accountant.
He is one of the two Authorised Representatives of Savills on the Members’ Committee of Cordea Savills. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Synairgen plc and was Chief Financial Officer of Gyrus Group PLC from 2003 until its sale to Olympus Corporation in 2008, having previously been Chief Operating Officer of Profile Therapeutics plc between 1998 and 2003. Between 1991 and 1997 he was a corporate financier, latterly at Hambros Bank Limited.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Charle McVeigh was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2000. He is currently Chairman of Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Banking – Global Wealth Management Partnership. He serves on the Board of EFG-Hermes and Petropavlosk plc (formerly Peter Hambro Mining plc). Formerly he was Co-Chairman of Citigroup’s European Investment Bank and served on the Boards of Witan Investment Company plc, Clearstream, the London Stock Exchange, LIFFE, British American Business Inc and was a member of both the Development Board and Advisory Council of the Prince’s Trust.
He was also appointed by the Bank of England to serve on the City Capital Markets Committee and the Legal Risk Review Committee and was a member of the Fulbright Commission.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Was appointed to the Board on 2 January 2007. He is a Non-Executive Director of JSC Severstal, Pennon Group plc, The National Exhibition Centre(Chairman) and resigned as Non-Executive Director of Dubai International Capital LLC in November 2009. Formerly, he served as Chairman of Celerant Consulting, as Group Finance Director of TI Group plc and held various executive roles with Terra Firma Capital Partners and its portfolio companies, including The Waste Recycling Group (Executive Chairman) and Le Meridien Hotel Group (Deputy Chairman). He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Warwick Business School.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 67, was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2012. He is currently Vice Chairman Goldman Sachs (Asia), having been Managing Director and Chairman, Corporate Finance from 2001. He is also currently Non-Executive Chairman of Grosvenor Asia Pacific Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Aquarius Platinum Limited, Chong Hing Bank Limited, COSCO Pacific Limited and Swire Pacific Limited. He was formerly with Jardine Fleming, becoming Group Chairman in 1999, and was Partner at Slaughter and May from 1975 and 1996.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Clare was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 2 April 2012.Formerly, she was Chief Executive Officer of Spire Healthcare and its predecessor business, BUPA Hospitals, from 1999 to 2008. Prior to 1999, Clare was Managing Director, Caledonian Airways from 1990-1997, having been appointed as part of the leadership team when the airline was established by British Airways in 1988. She was subsequently a Non-Executive Director of Caledonian Airways from 1997-1999. She was also a Non-Executive Director of Ambea AB from 2009 to 2010.
She is Deputy Chairman of Spire Healthcare Limited and also a Non-Executive Director of Assura Group Limited, Eurostar International Limited and Virgin Healthcare Holdings Limited.Committee membership: Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.
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