"Appointed a non-executive director in October 2010 and Chairman in January 2011. Robert is also Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee. Robert has spent over 30 years in investment banking with Schroders/Citigroup. He was formerly Vice-Chairman of Citi Europe and Co-Chairman of Citi’s European Investment Bank. Robert has wide Board experience. He was Chairman of HMV Group plc until March 2011 and a non-executive director until 23 June 2011. Robert was Senior Independent Director of both The British Land Company plc and of 3i Group plc until September 2010. Robert’s regulatory and government department experience includes the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the FSA, the Takeover Panel Appeal Board and the Industrial Advisory Board of BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills). He was also a director and trustee of the educational charity Career Academies UK from 2003-2010. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Barrister. "