Non-executive directors

Our non-executive directors provide the executive management team a valuable forum for discussion and advice based on wide-ranging experience

John Whittaker

Appointed to the Board: Appointed as Deputy Chairman and a Non-Executive Director on 28 January 2011.

Career: John Whittaker is the Chairman of the Peel Group which he founded in 1971 and developed into a leading UK infrastructure, transport and real estate enterprise.

Skills and Experience: John is highly regarded real estate investor, and has overseen the growth of the Peel Group across many sectors such as land, real estate, ports, airports, renewable energy and media. John is an experienced property developer and business leader, illustrated by projects such as The Trafford Centre MediaCityUK and Liverpool2. His appointment to the Board followed the acquisition by intu of The Trafford Centre from the Peel Group.

Other appointments: Chairman of the Peel Group.

Committees:

  • Member of the Capital Projects Committee

Adèle Anderson
Senior independent director

Appointed to the Board: Appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 22 February 2013, Chairman of the Audit Committee from 1 August 2013 and Senior independent director on 3 May 2017. Adèle has notified the Board that she will be standing down with effect from Friday 25 October 2019.

Career: Adèle Anderson commenced her career at KPMG where she became a partner and held a number of senior roles, including Chief Financial Officer. She previously held the role of Chairman of the Audit Committee at easyJet plc, and is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee of Spire Healthcare Group plc and a member of the audit committee of the Welcome Trust. 

Skills and Experience: Adèle graduated from Kent University with BSc Hons in Mathematics and Computer Science. She is a qualified ACA. She has gained extensive financial experience throughout her career and has significant Audit Committee experience.

Other appointments: Chairman of the Audit Committee of Spire Healthcare Group plc and a member of the audit committee of the Welcome Trust.

 Committees:

  • Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Nomination & Review Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee
  • Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee

* As announced on 21 May 2019, Adèle is standing down from the Board on 25 October 2019.

Ian Burke
Non-executive director

Appointed to the Board: 1 October 2018.

Career: Ian’s background is predominantly in the leisure and retail sectors. He spent the majority of his career in the leisure industry, having been the Chief Executive of Rank Group plc between 2006 and 2014, Holmes Place Health Clubs from 2003 to 2006 and prior to that, Thistle Hotels plc from 1998 to 2003.

Skills and Experience: Ian brings a wealth of experience from the leisure and retail sectors. He commenced his career in 1978 at Lever Bros.  He has a degree in Mathematics from Imperial College, an MSc from the London Business School and is a qualified ACMA.  He has significant prior experience of participation in audit and remuneration committees.

Other appointments: Non-Executive Chairman of Rank Group plc and Findel plc. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Birmingham City University.

Committees:

  • Chair of the Remuneration Committee (from 12 February 2019)
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Nomination & Review Committee

*As announced on 5 June 2019, Ian will become Senior Independent Director on 25 October 2019.

Cheryl Millington
Non-executive director

Appointed to the Board: Cheryl's appointment took effect from the conclusion of intu's Annual General Meeting on 3 May 2019.

Career: Cheryl has held a number of senior digital and technology leadership roles across a variety of sectors, including retail and financial services, most recently as Chief Digital Officer at Travis Perkins plc where she was responsible for designing and implementing the digital strategy across the group. Prior to that, Cheryl was Chief Digital Officer and a member of the Executive Board at Waitrose Ltd and Chief Information and Data Officer at Asda Stores Ltd. She has previously held senior management roles at HBOS plc, Innogy plc and National Power plc.

Skills and Experience: Cheryl brings an extensive and significant experience to the Board in defining digital vision and strategy, and will be instrumental in helping to drive intu's digital strategy, including data insight and analytics.

Other appointments: Cheryl is currently a non-executive director of Equiniti Group plc and Atom Bank plc. Previously Cheryl served as a non-executive director of National Savings and Investments.

Committees:

  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Nomination & Review Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee
 
 

In addition to the Chairman, the Board is comprised of the Deputy Chairman, two executive directors and three non-executive directors. More information about the Chairman and the executive directors can be found here.