Appointed as non-executive chairman in July 2009, having served as a non-executive director since August 2006. Chairman of Henderson Group, and a non-executive director of Go-Ahead Group, Gold Fields and Times Newspapers. Editor of The Economist from 1986 to 1993 and deputy governor of the Bank of England from 1993 to 1995.
Appointed as Group chief executive in July 2008. Formerly publisher and managing director of The Economist.
Sir David Bell
Appointed as a non-executive director in August 2005. He retired as an executive director of Pearson and as chairman of the Financial Times in 2009. He is also chairman of Sadler’s Wells and of Crisis.
Appointed as a non-executive director in July 2009. Chairman of Fiat Group. Chairman of Editrice La Stampa and Itedi, and a director of RCS MediaGroup, Le Monde and Banca Leonardo. Also vice-chairman of the Italian Aspen Institute, the Italy-China Foundation and the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation.
Appointed as a non-executive director in July 2005. Chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, an executive director of Pearson and a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings.
Appointed as a non-executive director in July 1999. Operating partner of Snow Phipps Group. Director of Electro Motive Diesel and previously chief executive officer of US Can Corporation, English Welsh & Scottish Railway and Ibstock.
Appointed as a director in May 2006, and editor of The Economist since April 2006, having joined the editorial staff in July 1987. Previously US editor.
Sir Simon Robertson
Appointed as a non-executive director in July 2005. Non-executive chairman of Rolls-Royce Group, a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings, the Royal Opera House and Berry Bros & Rudd, and a partner of Simon Robertson Associates. Trustee of the Eden Project Trust.
Lynn Forester de Rothschild
Appointed as a non-executive director in October 2002. Chief executive of EL Rothschild and a non-executive director of the Estée Lauder Companies. A trustee of the Eranda Foundation and of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Chair of the American Patrons of Tate.
Lord Stevenson of Coddenham
Appointed as a non-executive director in July 1998. Previously chairman of Pearson, AerFi Group (GPA) and HBOS.
Joined the company as Group finance director in July 2005, and also appointed as managing director of the Economist Intelligence Unit in April 2010. A non-executive director of Motivcom. Previously corporate development director of Incisive Media, finance director of the TBP Group and managing director of the FT Law and Tax Division.