Independent non-executive director
Date of appointment:
16 May 2016
Contribution to the Board:
Frank is a former investment banker and technology company CEO with substantial global board expertise. This broad background enables Frank to make a valuable contribution to Board discussions, particularly in relation to technology, digital and innovation matters. Frank’s experience also encompasses key areas including customer experience, stakeholder engagement, ESG and risk. In April 2018, Frank assumed the role of Chairman of NatWest Markets Plc, which enables him to bring a unique perspective to Board debate.
During his executive career, Frank held various roles at Thomson S.A., including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of France Telecom. Prior to that he was Chairman of SG Warburg France and Managing Director of SG Warburg.
Frank has also held a number of non-executive roles at Crédit Agricole CIB, EDF, Home Credit, Orange, Sonaecom SGPS and Arqiva Group Limited. He was also Deputy Chairman and acting Chairman of Telenor ASA, an international media communications group.
Current external appointments:
- Chairman of Gen Digital Inc.
- Non-executive director of IHS Holding Limited
- Non-executive director of SPEAR Investments I B.V.
- Chairman of the Advisory Board of STJ Advisors