People: Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.O)
6 Dec 2013
Mr. Anthony Watson, CBE, is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., since May 1, 2006. He is the senior independent director of Hammerson plc and Witan Investment Trust and a non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group plc. He also sits on the Norges Bank Investment Management Corporate Governance Advisory Board. Tony joined the Board of the Shareholder Executive in October 2009, having been a member of its Advisory Group since April 2008. Prior to joining the Vodafone Board, he was Chief Executive of Hermes Pensions Management Limited, a position he had held since 2002. Previously he was Hermes' Chief Investment Officer, having been Managing Director of AMP Asset Management plc and the Chief International Investment Officer of Citicorp Investment Management from 1991 until joining Hermes in 1998. Tony was on the Advisory Board of Norges Bank Investment Management and was Chairman of Marks & Spencer Pension Trust Ltd from 2005-2010. He was also Chairman of The Strategic Investment Board in Northern Ireland. In January 2009 he was awarded a CBE for his services to the economic redevelopment of Northern Ireland and in July 2012 an honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Economics) was conferred on him by Queen's University, Belfast.
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