Non-Executive Directors

James Lancaster FCA, Chief Executive

James Lancaster FCA

Chairman, Non-Executive Director

James was a co-founder of the Group in 1973, becoming Chief Executive in 1990 and then Chairman and Chief Executive in 1995. Under his direction McColl's has grown to be the largest independent neighbourhood retailer in the UK. James led a management buyout of the business in 1995, a secondary buyout in 2005 and IPO in 2014.  In July 2014 he relinquished the role of Chairman to focus on his role as Chief Executive. In April 2016 he stepped down from the role of CEO to become non-executive Chairman.

Georgina Harvey, Independent Non-Executive Director

Georgina Harvey

Senior Independent Director

Georgina Harvey was appointed as an independent non-executive director in February 2014 and then appointed Senior Independent Director on 24 May 2016. Georgina is a non-executive director of William Hill Plc and Big Yellow Group Plc. Between 2005 and 2012 Georgina was Managing Director, Regionals Division and a member of the Executive Committee of Trinity Mirror plc.

Sharon Brown FCMA, Interim Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

Sharon Brown FCMA

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sharon Brown was appointed as a non-executive director in February 2014. Sharon is a non-executive director of Fidelity Special Values Plc and F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust plc. Between 1998 and 2013 Sharon was Finance Director and Company Secretary of Dobbies Garden Centres Ltd and between 1991 and 1998, she held a senior financial position within the retail division of John Menzies plc.

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Angus Porter

Independent Non-Executive Director

Angus Porter was appointed as a non-executive director on 1 April 2016. Angus has held numerous executive and non-executive roles, including senior roles within Mars Confectionery Ltd and he was also Managing Director at BT Group Plc. He was also Chief Executive of the Professional Cricketers Association until March 2016. He is currently Senior Independent Director of Punch Taverns Plc, Co-Chairman of Direct Wines Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of TDC A/S.