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28 January 2014
National Express Group PLC ('National Express') today announces that Tim Score, Senior Independent Director, who has been on the National Express Board since 2005, will step down on 25 February 2014 after having completed nine years as a non-executive director.
Tim is Chairman of the Audit Committee, and sits on the Safety and Environment Committee and Remuneration Committee. Jackie Hunt, currently a non-executive director at National Express, will become Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee from 26 February 2014.
Commenting on today's announcement, Sir John Armitt, Chairman of National Express, said:
"I would like to thank Tim for his significant contribution to National Express over the past nine years, including holding the role of interim Chairman of the Group in late 2008 and early 2009. Tim has been a great source of advice and support and we wish him the very best for the future. I'd like to congratulate Jackie on her additional Board responsibilities and look forward to continuing to work with her in the future."
Anthony Vigor, Director of Policy and External Affairs
Rebecca Mitchell, Maitland
07951 057 351
Notes to Editors
Appointment to National Express Board: 21 February 2005.
Committee Membership(s): Safety and Environment Committee, Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee (Chairman).
Tim Score was appointed to the Board in February 2005 and acted as Interim Chairman between December 2008 and April 2009. He is Chief Financial Officer at ARM Holdings plc. Before joining ARM he worked as Finance Director of Rebus Group Limited which he joined in 1999. Between 1997 and 1999, he was Group Finance Director of William Baird PLC, which he joined from LucasVarity PLC. He is a chartered accountant.
Appointment to Board: 13 September 2012.
Current committee Membership(s): Audit Committee, Safety & Environment Committee.
Jackie Hunt became Chief Executive Officer of Prudential UK and Europe in September 2013. Until April 2013 she was Chief Financial Officer of Standard Life PLC, which she joined in January 2009.
Before then, she held various senior management roles at Aviva, including Chief Financial Officer at Norwich Union. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche in South Africa, Jackie then worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Royal & Sun Alliance before joining Aviva in 2003.
She was also previously on the board of the Association of British Insurers and Chair of its Prudential Financial and Taxation Committee.
About National Express Group:
More than 800m journeys a year are made worldwide on our train, bus, light rail and express coach operations. We operate services in the UK, North America, Spain, Germany and Morocco. We employ 42,000 employees.
National Express operates c2c, the award-winning train operator, which runs services in East London and South Essex, serving 26 stations. c2c is delivering the best performance in the UK rail industry, holding the UK records for annual punctuality (97.5%) and 4-weekly punctuality (98.8%) by a franchised train operator. Customer satisfaction with c2c services measured 92% in the latest National Passenger Survey.
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