Term of office

Graham joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in November 2007 and became Non-Executive Chairman on 1 April 2014.

Previous experience

Graham is a Chartered Accountant and graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Programme. He was Chief Executive of Marshalls plc from 2001 until his retirement in October 2013, having previously been the Group Financial Director from 1992 to 2001.

Board Committees

Graham is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

External appointments

Graham is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Management at Cranfield University.

Term of office

Liz joined the Board in April 2015.

Previous experience

Liz is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, qualifying with Ernst & Young in 1991 and being promoted to Partner in 2001. She was then Head of Audit for the North of England from 2006 to 2010, when she joined Kelda Group as Group Director of Finance.

Board Committees

Liz became a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees on appointment and will become Chairman of the Audit Committee from the AGM on 31 July 2015.

External appointments

Liz works full-time as the Group Director of Finance, Regulation and Markets for Kelda Group. She is a Non-Executive member of the Board Council for Leeds University, a member of the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Group and a Steering Group member of the Two Percent Club which seeks to support more balanced board memberships.

Term of office

Bill joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2006 before stepping up to become Executive Chairman in July 2009. Bill then was appointed as Chief Executive on 1 April 2014.

Previous experience

Bill has worked in the information technology industry for over 40 years and brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to the KCOM Group Board. During his time in the industry he founded and was the CEO for 13 years for Syntegra, BT's global consultancy and systems integration subsidiary.

Board Committees

Bill is not a member of any of the Board Committees.

External appointments

Bill's other directorships include Excelsys Ltd, Jade Solutions Limited and Tacit Connexions Ltd.

Term of office

Tony joined the Board in June 2009.

Previous experience

Tony has held a variety of senior business positions including Chief Executive of Telewest Communications PLC, President of Pepsi Cola Asia Pacific and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of easyJet plc.

Board Committees

Tony is currently Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is also a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

External appointments

Tony is a Non-Executive Director of Quindell Plc, Camelot Global Services Limited and Camelot UK Lotteries Limited.

Term of office

Paul joined the Board in May 2004 when he was appointed Chief Financial Officer, having joined the business in September 2000.

Previous experience

Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, qualifying with Price Waterhouse. Prior to joining the Group, Paul worked in transaction services at Ernst & Young, which included working on the flotation of KCOM Group.

Board Committees

Paul is not a member of any of the Board Committees.

External appointments

None.

Term of office

Peter joined the Board in January 2015.

Previous experience

Peter has worked for LEK Consulting LLP for 27 years. Prior to joining LEK, Peter worked for Schlumberger Wireline in the Middle East for seven years, as a field engineer and line manager in the oil industry.

Board Committees

Peter became a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees on appointment.

External appointments

Peter works full-time for LEK Consulting LLP as a member of the Global Leadership Team.

Term of office

Martin joined the Board in June 2009. He has indicated his intention to retire from the Board at the AGM on 31 July 2015.

Previous experience

Martin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has held a number of senior finance roles including Group Finance Director at Kelda Group PLC, Allied Textile Group PLC and the Spring Ram Corporation PLC.

Board Committees

Martin is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, but will step down from this role at the AGM on 31 July 2015. He is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees and will remain so until his retirement from the Board in July.

External appointments

Martin is Chairman of Norcros PLC and is a Non-Executive Director of RPC Group PLC and Tyman PLC.

Term of office

Kathy took on the role of Company Secretary in July 2010.

Previous experience

Kathy is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, qualifying with Deloitte. She joined KCOM Group in September 2005 as Head of Internal Audit and is now Director of Risk alongside her Company Secretary role. She is a Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators.

Board Committees

Kathy is the secretary for all of the Board Committees.

Kevin Walsh was an Executive Director of the Board from May 2004 until his retirement from the Board on 29 July 2014. Kevin did not sit on any Board Committees whilst with the Group. Kevin ceased to be an employee of the Group on 31 October 2014.