Mary Francis CBE
Appointed: 1 October 2016
Relevant skills and experience
Mary has extensive and diverse board-level experience across a range of industries, including her previous Non-Executive Directorships of the Bank of England, Alliance & Leicester, Aviva, Centrica and Swiss Re Group. Through her former senior executive positions with HM Treasury, the Prime Minister’s Office, and as Director General of the Association of British Insurers, she brings to the Board a strong understanding of the interaction between public and private sectors, skills in strategic decision-making and reputation management and promotes strong board governance values, which enables her to continue to contribute effectively to the long-term sustainable success of the Group.
Key current appointments
- Non-executive director, Valaris plc
- Member of Advisory Panel, The Institute of Business Ethics
- Member, UK Takeover Appeal Board