Board of Directors
Non-Executive Chairman (69)
David is Chairman of The Football Association and Non-Executive Director of Wembley National Stadium Limited. Previously he was joint Managing Director of Pentland Group PLC, Chairman of Manchester City PLC, Blacks Leisure PLC and French Connection PLC. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. David is an independent director.
Chief Executive (57) ('Closest Man To Ted')
Ray, the founder of Ted Baker, has worked in the fashion industry for over 39 years. In 1973 he founded PC Clothing Limited, a supplier of womenswear to high street retailers. In 1987 Ray developed the Ted Baker brand and has been Chief Executive of Ted Baker since its launch in 1988. In the New Year Honours’ List of 2011 Ray was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the fashion industry.
Finance Director (54)
Lindsay joined Ted Baker as Finance Director in February 1997. He joined Binder Hamlyn in 1981 and became a founder member of the corporate finance department in 1986 and a partner in 1990. Binder Hamlyn subsequently merged with Arthur Andersen in 1994.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director (65)
Ron spent all his 39 year banking career at The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC, retiring in 2003 as Deputy Managing Director of its Corporate Banking Department in London. He is a trustee of several Christian charities and a Governor of Reeds School in Surrey. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Ron is an independent director and the Senior Non-Executive Director.
Non-Executive Director (47)
Anne was appointed as a non-executive director on 15 June 2010. Anne is a commercial lawyer with more than two decades of post qualification experience in the theatre, TV and music areas of entertainment and has a wealth of intellectual property and commercial legal experience. She is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Anne is an independent director.