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Board of directors

Directors and officers

Scott Forbes, Chairman

Appointment to the Board
13 July 2005

Committee membership
Nomination

Current external commitments
Chairman of Innasol Group Limited
Chairman of Ascential plc
Non-executive director of Travelport Worldwide Limited

Previous roles and relevant experience
Chairman of Orbitz Worldwide until September 2015. Director of NetJets Management Ltd, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway until October 2009 and Chief Executive of Bridge Capital Advisors Ltd.  Scott has over 30 years’ experience in operations, finance and mergers and acquisitions including 15 years at Cendant Corporation which was formerly the largest worldwide provider of residential property services. Scott established Cendant’s international headquarters in London in 1999 and led this division as Group Managing Director until he joined Rightmove.

Nick McKittrick, Chief Executive Officer

Appointment to the Board
5 March 2004

Current external commitments
None

Previous roles and relevant experience
Nick is one of the co-founding executives and became Chief Executive Officer in April 2013 having been Chief Operating Officer since 2005 and additionally Finance Director since 2009. His prior experience is in technology consulting with Accenture.

Peter Brooks-Johnson, Chief Operating Officer

Appointment to the Board
10 January 2011

Current external commitments
None

Previous roles and relevant experience
Peter joined Rightmove in 2006 and became Chief Operating Officer in April 2013 having been Managing Director of rightmove.co.uk since 2011 and Head of the estate agency business since 2008. Prior to joining Rightmove, Peter was a management consultant with Accenture and the Berkeley Partnership.

Peter Williams, Non-Executive Director

Appointment to the Board
3 February 2014

Committee membership
Remuneration

Current external commitments
Chairman of boohoo.com plc
Chairman of Mister Spex GmbH
Senior independent non-executive director of Sportech plc
Non-executive director of U and I plc (as of 4 January 2016)

Previous roles and relevant experience
Peter was previously senior independent director of ASOS plc, Chairman of Jaeger, held non-executive director roles in Cineworld Group plc, the EMI group, Blacks Leisure Group plc, JJB Sports plc, GCap Media plc and Capital Radio Group plc. In his executive career, he was Chief Executive at Alpha Group plc and prior to that, Chief Executive of Selfridges plc where he also acted as Chief Financial Officer for over ten years.

Colin Kemp, Non-Executive Director

Appointment to the Board
3 July 2007

Committee membership
Remuneration, Nomination

Current external commitments
Managing Director of Telephone Banking for the Lloyds Banking Group, Retail Business

Previous roles and relevant experience
With over 30 years’ experience in high street retail banking, Colin has worked for Lloyds Banking Group companies since 1979. Between January 2005 and December 2007, Colin was Managing Director of Halifax Estate Agencies Limited. Colin is a Cranfield MBA and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Robyn Perriss, Finance Director

Appointment to the Board
30 April 2013

Current external commitments
None

Previous roles and relevant experience
Robyn joined Rightmove in 2007 as Financial Controller with responsibility for day to day financial operations, was appointed Company Secretary in April 2012 (until July 2014) and promoted to the Board as Finance Director in April 2013. Robyn qualified as a chartered accountant in South Africa with KPMG and worked in both audit and transaction services. Prior to joining Rightmove, Robyn was Group Financial Controller at the online media business, Auto Trader.

Ashley Martin, Non-Executive Director

Appointment to the Board
11 June 2009

Committee membership
Remuneration, Audit (Chairman)

Previous roles and relevant experience
Ashley qualified as a chartered accountant in 1981 and has a career in finance spanning 30 years. He was previously Group Chief Financial Officer of Engine Holding LLC and Finance Director of Rok plc, the building services group, and Group Finance Director of the media services company, Tempus plc.

Rakhi (Parekh) Goss-Custard, Non-Executive Director

Appointment to the Board
28 July 2014

Current external commitments
Non-executive director of Intu Properties plc
Non-executive director of Be Heard Group plc
Non-executive director of Kingfisher plc

Previous roles and relevant experience
Rakhi was previously Director of UK Media at Amazon through to June 2014. She held various other senior positions during her 11 year tenure at Amazon including Media, Entertainment, General Merchandise and Book divisions as well as Product Development. Prior to Amazon, Rakhi previously advised Zappos and held strategy roles at TomTom and Oliver Wyman.