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Board of directors

The Board of LSL Property Services plc comprises:


Gaby Appleton

Gaby Appleton

Non Executive Director

Gaby was appointed as an independent Non Executive Director on 1st September 2019 and is also a member of LSL’s Nominations, Remuneration and Audit & Risk Committees. Gaby joined LSL with significant experience in strategy, technology, operations, and sales and marketing, particularly in the professional information solutions sector. This includes her current appointment as Managing Director of Mendeley & Researcher Products at Elsevier (a RELX Group plc company). Gaby is also currently a board member of the International Association of STM Publishers, a global industry trade body. Gaby has previously held a number of executive strategic digital and marketing roles including Global Director of Strategy and Director of Research Strategy at Elsevier in Amsterdam. Before joining Elsevier, Gaby held a number of operating positions at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, within the Procter & Gamble group of companies, and was a senior manager at McKinsey & Co. Gaby holds a BA from the University of Cambridge.

Helen Buck

Helen Buck

Executive Director - Estate Agency

Helen was appointed as Executive Director – Estate Agency on 2nd February 2017 and has overall responsibility for the performance, strategy and development of LSL’s Estate Agency Division. Prior to this role Helen had, since December 2011, served as an independent Non Executive Director and was also a member of LSL’s Nominations and Remuneration Committees. Helen was previously Chief Operating Officer at Palmer & Harvey. Prior to this she was part of the Sainsbury’s management team from 2005 to 2015, including five years as a member of the Operating Board. Helen has extensive expertise in strategy, marketing, commercial and operations. Before joining Sainsbury’s, Helen held a number of senior positions at Marks & Spencer, Woolworths and Safeway and was a senior manager at McKinsey & Co.

Adam Castleton

Adam Castleton

Executive Director - Group Chief Financial Officer

Adam was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer on 2nd November 2015. Adam has a breadth of financial skills and experience in the retail and services sectors. Adam joined LSL from French Connection Group PLC where he was the Group Finance Director. He previously held leadership roles at a number of market leading companies including O2 UK, eBay and The Walt Disney Company. Adam has over 30 years' experience in finance, having started his career with Price Waterhouse where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989.

Simon Embley

Simon Embley

Non Executive Chair and Chair of the Nominations Committee

Simon was appointed Non Executive Chair on 1st January 2015, having previously held the positions of Deputy Chair and Group Chief Executive Officer. He was also appointed as Chair of the Nominations Committee on 1st May 2020. Prior to 2015 Simon has held the positions of Deputy Chair and Group Chief Executive Officer.  Simon became Group Chief Executive Officer of LSL at the time of the management buy-out of e.surv and Your Move from Aviva (formerly Norwich Union Life) in 2004. Prior to the management buy-out, Simon was responsible for the strategic direction of these companies, and subsequent to the management buy-out, Simon oversaw and was responsible for the turnaround of the initial Group. Simon’s other directorships are limited to a small estate management company, Eveclo Holdings (an IT business), Road to Health (a healthcare provider) and he is also non executive chair at Global Property Ventures (which distributes a tenant deposit replacement product).

Darrell Evans

Darrell Evans

Non Executive Director

Darrell was appointed as an independent Non Executive Director on 28th February 2019 and is also a member of LSL's Nominations, Remuneration and Audit & Risk Committees. Darrell is also LSL’s designated Non Executive Director in relation to workforce engagement. Darrell joined LSL with significant experience in financial services and he is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at the Co-Operative Bank plc.  Darrell spent the first part of his career at Royal Bank of Scotland plc, where he was Managing Director, Mortgages, Loans and Retail Telephony in the retail banking division responsible for all aspects of the Group’s mortgage proposition. Prior to that he was Product Director for the RBS retail bank. Darrell has also held senior executive roles at Direct Line Insurance Group plc, Virgin Money plc and The Consulting Consortium where he was CEO.

Bill Shannon

Bill Shannon

Non Executive Director, Deputy Chair, Senior Independent Director, and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and Nominations Committee

Bill was appointed as an independent Non Executive Director on 7th January 2014 and from 1st January 2015 to the 1st May 2020 he was also Deputy Chair, Senior Independent Director, Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. With effect from 1st May 2020 Bill has taken on the role of the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee while stepping down from the role of Chair of the Nominations Committee.  Bill has significant PLC board experience in strategy, operations, finance and governance in the consumer, financial services, residential and commercial property sectors. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is currently also non executive chair of Johnson Service Group plc and Council Member at the University of Southampton. He was previously at Whitbread Group plc from 1974 and between 1994 and 2004, he was the Divisional Managing Director. He has also served as non executive chair of Aegon UK plc and St Modwen Property PLC, and non executive director of Rank Group plc, Barratt Developments plc, and Matalan plc.

David Stewart

David Stewart

Group Chief Executive Officer

David was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer on 1st May 2020 and has primary responsibility for the performance, strategy and development of LSL. Prior to this David was a Non-Executive Director having joined the Board on 1st May 2015.  He was until the 1st May 2020 also Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees. David has significant experience in finance, strategy, operations, risk and compliance with a particular expertise in financial services. He is also the non executive chair of the Enra Group and holds non executive director positions on the boards of M&S Bank and Brooks Macdonald Group plc. Previously, he was Chief Executive of the Coventry Building Society (2006-2014), having earlier served as Finance Director and Operations Director. Prior to joining the Coventry, David spent ten years at DBS Management plc, holding a number of board positions including Group Chief Executive and Group Finance Director. David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Peat Marwick (KPMG) and is a graduate of Warwick University.

Sapna FitzGerald

Sapna Bedi FitzGerald

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Sapna is a solicitor (qualified in 1998) and has been in the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary at LSL since 2004. Prior to the management buy-out of Your Move and e.surv, Sapna was a member of Aviva Life Legal Services and had since 2001 formed part of the team that supported Your Move and e.surv Chartered Surveyors.