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Senior Management - Foxtons Group plc

Ian Barlow

Non-Executive Chairman

Ian Barlow is Senior Independent Director of Urban & Civic plc and a non-executive director of The Brunner Investment plc and the Goodwood Estate.

He previously served as Senior Independent Director of Smith & Nephew plc and as Chairman of WSP Group plc and chaired the board of HM Revenue & Customs.

Ian retired from KPMG LLP in 2008 as Senior Partner, London. In his charitable work, he is a trustee and Chairman of the Racing Foundation and a trustee of The National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket.

Nic Budden

Chief Executive Officer

Nic Budden joined Foxtons in 2005 as its Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Foxtons, Nic had an international career in business development, operations, marketing, strategy and finance, having held positions at BT Group plc (1990 to 1997), Cable & Wireless Group (1997 to 2002) and Severn Trent Group (2003 to 2005).

Nic holds a degree in economics from the University of Essex.

Richard Harris

Chief Financial Officer

Richard joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer in June 2019. Prior to joining Foxtons, Richard was Group Financial Controller at Laird plc and previously spent over 11 years at Marks and Spencer plc, in a number of senior finance roles. He has extensive International experience covering Corporate Finance, Divisional and Commercial Finance roles, Investor Relations and Financial Reporting.

Richard is a qualified management accountant and holds an Economics degree from the University of Warwick.

Patrick Franco

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick joined Foxtons as Chief Operating Officer in 2015. He is also executive sponsor of the Foxtons LGBTQ+ network.

Prior to Foxtons, Patrick was COO of Credit Suisse Asset Management UK. With over a decade of financial services experience, Patrick has worked in a range of strategy and business development roles across investment banking and wealth management at Credit Suisse in London and New York. He also helped launch the start-up, Second Home, which offers stimulating workspaces that support new forms of collaboration and creativity.

Patrick holds a BA in Modern History & Politics from Oxford University and a MBA from the University of Chicago. He serves as a trustee of Global Heritage Fund, which works to create pathways to prosperity for communities through heritage preservation.

Sheena Mackay

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sheena has over 28 years HR experience, leading global HR functions across FTSE 100 and 250 companies. She is currently Group HR Director of Smiths Group plc, and previously Group HR Director at Aggreko plc, BBA Aviation plc and SSL International plc, starting off her career at GEC plc. Her HR experience covers business transformations including acquisitions and disposals. Leadership development and remuneration design have been a particular focus throughout her career.

She undertook her BA and postgraduate studies in Management Science at the University of Manchester.

Alan Giles

Independent Non-Executive Director

Alan has extensive experience as a non-executive director and is currently the senior independent non-executive director of Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust plc. He is also the Chairman of The Remuneration Consultants Group, an associate fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and an honorary visiting professor at Cass Business School, City, University of London.

Alan was the senior independent non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration committee of Rentokil Initial plc until May 2017, and the senior independent non-executive board member and remuneration committee chairman of The Competition and Markets Authority until March 2019. He was formerly chairman of Fat Face Group Limited, chief executive of HMV Group Plc, managing director of Waterstones, and an executive director of WH Smith Plc, and he previously held non-executive directorships at The Office of Fair Trading, Somerfield Plc and Wilson Bowden Plc.

Rosie Shapland

Independent Non-Executive Director

Rosie is a chartered accountant and was a former audit partner at PwC. Rosie has over 30 years of audit experience across multiple sectors within public and private companies, and has worked with numerous boards and their audit committees. She brings to Foxtons extensive knowledge of accounting and financial reporting, risk management and governance.