People: GFI Group Inc (GFIG.K)
9 Dec 2013
Ms. Marisa L. Cassoni is Independent Director of GFI Group Inc., since January 2005. Ms. Cassoni is the Finance Director of the John Lewis Partnership and has held such position since June of 2006. From 2001 until 2005, Ms. Cassoni was the Group Finance Director of Royal Mail plc., a postal services company wholly-owned by the U.K. government. Ms. Cassoni had previously been Group Finance Director at Britannic Assurance plc from 1998 to 2001. From 1987 to 1998, she was an employee of the Prudential Corporation, becoming Group Finance Director of Prudential's U.K. Division in 1994. Ms. Cassoni qualified as a Chartered Accountant while at Deloitte where she was employed from 1975 to 1986, becoming a Corporate Finance Manager in 1984. Ms. Cassoni is a non-executive director of WSP Group plc, a U.K. quoted company, and chairs its audit committee and is a member of its remuneration committee and nomination committee. Ms. Cassoni has also been a non-executive director of Severn Trent plc, a U.K. quoted utility company, from 2001 until 2006, during which she served as a member of its nomination, remuneration and audit committees. Ms. Cassoni is a member of the U.K. Accounting Standards Board and is a governor of the Peabody Trust. Ms. Cassoni has served in financial executive positions in various companies, providing her with experience, financial reporting and financial management. Her background, education, business experience and board service provide her with in both finance and accounting and satisfies the SEC's criteria to make her an Audit Committee Financial.
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