Martin Read is Chairman of Laird plc, of the two government companies set up to manage contracts and payments under the electricity market reform programme (the Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Electricity Settlements Company) and of the Remuneration Consultants Group. He is a non-executive director of Lloyd’s of London.
Martin was chief executive of international IT services company Logica from 1993 to 2007 and has served as a non-executive director on the boards of Invensys, Aegis Group, British Airways, Siemens Holdings, Boots and ASDA, (chairing the Remuneration Committees at Invensys, British Airways and Boots). He has been a senior adviser to private equity firms Candover and Actis and to Indian technology company HCL. He was a non-executive director of the UK Government Efficiency and Reform Board from 2010 to 2015 and led UK government reviews on back office operations and IT across the public sector (2008/9) and management information (2012). He is a former Vice Chair of the Council of Southampton University and former trustee of Shelter and the National Council for Universities and Business.
Appointed: January 2015 Term ends: June 2018
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