Board of Directors
Andrew joined Saga in 1992 as Business Development Manager, Saga Services. He became Saga Group Business Development Director in 1995, Chief Executive of Saga Services and Saga Investment Direct in 1999, Deputy Group Chief Executive in 2001 and Chief Executive and Chairman in 2004. He has led two management buyouts at Saga. The second, in 2007, brought together Saga and the AA under the holding company Acromas Holdings. Andrew was Executive Chairman of the AA from 2007 until Acromas Holdings sold it in 2014; and Executive Chairman of Saga from 2007 until he became Non-Executive Chairman on 1 July 2015. He brings great experience of the Group to his Board role.
Lance joined Saga as Group Chief Executive Officer in March 2014. Prior to that he was CEO of Domino’s Pizza Group plc from 2011-2014 and CEO of Tesco Mobile from 2008-2011. His earlier experience includes senior marketing roles at Procter & Gamble, Amazon.com and Vodafone. Lance’s first career was as a Royal Navy submarine officer. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a Trustee of the National Gallery. Lance has a wealth of senior operational experience in listed companies which he brings to his role at Saga.
Jonathan joined Saga in April 2015 from Bovis Homes Group plc where he was Group Finance Director. Prior to that, he held various senior roles within TUI Travel and Centrica. Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Price Waterhouse in London. He brings a wealth of senior financial operational and listed company experience to his role at Saga.
Philip is currently Chairman of Carillion plc. He is also Chairman of BakerCorp, a US industrial services company owned by Permira, and Chairman Designate of Williams & Glyn. Previously, Philip was Chairman of Clarkson plc, Chief Executive of United Utilities Group plc and Chief Executive of Royal P&O Nedlloyd NV. His earlier business experience includes serving as Chief Operating Officer of Reuters Group plc and Chief Operating Officer of DHL for Europe and Africa. Philip is also the UK Prime Minister’s adviser on corporate responsibility and Chairman of Sentebale, a charity set up by HRH Prince Harry. Philip was awarded a CBE in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. This was for services to business and to charity in the UK and South Africa. Philip brings his experience of running a variety of complex international organisations and acting as an Executive and Non-Executive Director of many public companies to the Board.
Ray is currently Chairman of Rothesay Holdco UK Ltd and its regulated subsidiary, Rothesay Life plc. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Reporting Council where he is a member of the Codes and Standards Committee and chairs the Audit and Assurance Council. Previously, he was Chief Executive of Bupa from 2008-2012, after serving as Group Finance Director from 2001-2008. Before Bupa, Ray was a Non-Executive Director of Friends Provident plc, Deputy Chief Executive of Parity Group plc, Director of Group Finance and Control at Diageo plc and Group Finance Director of Southern Water plc. In 2015, Ray resigned as a Reporting Panel Member of the Competition and Markets Authority and as an Non- Executive Director of Infinis Energy Plc. His financial experience coupled with his knowledge of running a business similar to Saga, and his Non-Executive Director experiences including that of chairing audit committees, are all immensely helpful to the Board.
Orna is currently Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Royal Mail plc. Previously, she was Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of HMV plc, Northern Foods plc and Bupa and a Non-Executive Director of the Bank of Ireland UK Holdings plc and Bristol & West plc. Orna is also currently the Deputy Chairman of the National Trust and a former Partner at McKinsey & Company. Whilst at McKinsey & Company, Orna's client portfolio included many consumer facing clients and she brings these skills to the Board along with her considerable experience in other Non-Executive Director roles.
Gareth is currently a Non-Executive Director of YSC Limited and WNS (Holdings) Limited. Previously, he was Human Resources Director of Diageo plc and held a series of key positions in human resources at Grand Metropolitan plc. Gareth’s contributions to the Board are on all aspects of human resources and his experience of working at Director level in a consumer facing organisation also allows him to contribute to all other subjects of debate.
Bridget is currently a Non-Executive Director of Adnams plc. Previously, she was Chief Executive of the RSA UK business and a Director of RSA Insurance Group plc having held senior roles at Aviva (and pre-merger Norwich Union). Bridget is also an associate with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Bridget brings in-depth insurance expertise as well as considerable general and financial management experience to the Board.