Annual Report for the 52 weeks ended 1 December 2013
11 March 2013
Sir Stuart Rose has worked in retail for over 40 years. He has held Chief Executive Officer positions at Argos plc, Booker plc, Arcadia Group plc and Marks and Spencer plc. He was Chairman of Marks and Spencer plc from 2008 to 2011. Sir Stuart was a Non-Executive Director at Land Securities Group plc until January 2014. Sir Stuart was knighted in 2008 for services to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility.
Chief Executive OfficerAge 44
13 April 2000
Tim is a founding Director. Prior to Ocado, he spent eight years as a banker at Goldman Sachs, during which time he was based in London, Hong Kong and New York in the Fixed Income division. Tim graduated from Manchester University in 1992 with an honours degree in Economics, Finance and Accountancy.
Chief Financial OfficerAge 48
1 September 2012
Prior to joining Ocado, Duncan was Chief Financial Officer of Fitness First plc, and previously Group Finance Director of Kingfisher plc, one of the world's largest home improvement retailers. He has also been Finance Director of B&Q plc, Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Entertainment Group and held various senior finance positions at Burton Group Plc. Duncan holds a masters degree in Engineering from King's College, Cambridge. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Co-founder and Commercial DirectorAge 43
2 February 2000
Jason is a founding Director. He has Board responsibility for Ocado's retail activities, including buying, supplier and customer relationships, marketing and all brand development. He was previously Chief Financial Officer for almost ten years. From 2010 to 2012 Jason was the champion of all employee and internal cultural matters as the business made a transition from a private to listed company. Prior to Ocado, Jason spent eight years as a banker at Goldman Sachs. He graduated from Worcester College, Oxford with an honours degree in Jurisprudence in 1992.
Operations DirectorAge 49
3 February 2012
Mark was Head of Technology at Ocado from 2001 until he joined the Board in 2012. He is responsible for the day to day running of the Ocado operation, including Customer Fulfilment Centres, logistics developments, business planning, engineering and IT. Prior to joining Ocado, Mark held a number of IT positions at the John Lewis Partnership, including Head of Selling Systems at Waitrose. He graduated from University College London with a degree in Physics.
Legal and Business Affairs Director and Company SecretaryAge 49
8 September 2000
Neill has been a Director since 2000, having advised Ocado since its founding. He has Board responsibility for legal, insurance, risk management and human resources. Prior to Ocado, he was a barrister in practice at One Essex Court and an Executive Director and Counsel at Goldman Sachs in London. Neill graduated from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in 1989 with a masters degree in Law, having previously obtained BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He is also admitted as a member of the New York Bar and as a South Africa Advocate.
Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent DirectorAge 59
9 March 2010
Audit, Remuneration, Nomination
David has held a number of posts, including Chief Financial Officer at Reuters Group Plc, Group Finance Director at Emap plc, Chairman of EMAP Digital Limited and Non-Executive Director of Carphone Warehouse plc. He graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Economics, and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Non-Executive DirectorAge 60
Ruth was a Vice-Chairman of KPMG in the UK, having joined the company in 1976 and becoming Partner in 1989. She has worked extensively as an adviser with UK and international businesses. Ruth graduated from Bradford University with an honours degree in French and Spanish. She is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Non-Executive DirectorAge 47
3 October 2011
Douglas has been a pioneer of the internet industry for 18 years; for the last 12 years at eBay Inc. where he led the UK business and then turned around the pan-European business. Prior to joining eBay Inc. he was founder and general manager of a number of businesses in the internet, broadcasting, software and hardware industries. Douglas read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Non-Executive DirectorAge 40
1 June 2012
Before Shine Group and 21st Century Fox, Alex spent seven years in the television industry at talkbackTHAMES, FremantleMedia and RTL Group. Previously she worked in the internet sector as a consultant. She holds a Physics degree from Imperial College London and a Physics PhD from Imperial College and the Institute of Cancer Research.
Non-Executive DirectorAge 54
13 March 2003
Jörn has over 20 years experience in corporate development and international mergers and acquisitions. Jörn holds a degree in Business Administration from Lund University, Sweden.
1 April 2000
Robert originally joined the Board in 2000 as Logistics Director, before becoming a Non-Executive Director in 2006. He was previously Group Director of Information Technology at Transport Development Group plc, where he spent ten years in a variety of commercial and operational roles. Prior to that Robert spent ten years in North America with the logistics service business Christian Salvesen PLC, where he reached the position of Director of Business Development. Robert graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford with an honours degree in Modern History and Economics.