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Michael Kirkwood

Position: Chairman
Age: 69

Committees: Chair of Nomination Committee, Member of Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee 

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Committees: Chair of Nomination Committee, Member of Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee 

Michael Kirkwood is an Economics and Industrial Engineering graduate of Stanford University and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He joined the Board of Circle Holdings plc as Chairman in June 2011. He is additionally Senior Advisor (formerly Chairman) of Ondra Partners LLP and a Non-Executive Director of UK Financial Investments Limited (UKFI), AngloGold Ashanti Limited, Eros International plc and an Emeritus Director (formerly Chairman) of British American Business Inc.

Michael Kirkwood joined Citigroup in 1977 from where he retired at the end of 2008. Prior to Citigroup, he spent a number of years in Asia with Bowater-Ralli Group having started his career at HSBC. He was previously a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of Kidde plc and Deputy Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Advisory Board. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and a Patron of poverty housing charity Habitat for Humanity. During his City career he served as Deputy Chairman of the British Bankers Association, President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Chairman of the Association of Foreign Banks, and as a member of the CBI’s Financial Services Council.

A former H M Lieutenant for the City of London in 2004, Michael was appointed a Companion of the Order of St. Michael & St. George (CMG) in H M The Queen’s 2003 Birthday Honours.   

 

 

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Lorraine Baldry

Position: Non-Executive Director
Age: 67

Committees: Chair of Remunerat...

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Committees: Chair of Remuneration Committee, Member of Audit and Risk Committee and Nomination Committee

Lorraine Baldry is Chairman of London and Continental Railways Limited, Inventa Partners Limited and Tri-Air Developments Limited. She is also a board member of the Olympic Delivery Authority and Thames Water plc. She was previously senior independent Non-Executive Director of DTZ Holdings plc, and Chairman of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation.

Prior to that Lorraine was Chief Executive of Chesterton International plc, a senior advisor at Morgan Stanley, investment banking division and Managing Director and a member of the executive committee of Regus. Lorraine joined Regus from Prudential Corporation where she held a number of posts including Managing Director of Prudential Corporate Pensions, Chief Operating Officer of Prudential Portfolio Managers (now M&G) and Managing Director of its property investment division.

She  was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Jubilee Honours and is an Honorary Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a past president of the British Property Federation.  

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Andrew Shilston

Position: Non-Executive Director
Age: 60

Committees: Chair of Audit and Risk Committee, Member of Nomination Committee and Remunerat...

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Committees: Chair of Audit and Risk Committee, Member of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee 

Andrew Shilston graduated from the University of Oxford in 1977 with an MA in Engineering Sciences and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Andrew joined Rolls-Royce Group plc in 2002 and was appointed Group Finance Director in 2003 where he remained until 2011.  He was Finance Director at Enterprise Oil Ltd from 1993 to 2002.  Andrew was an independent Non-Executive Director of Cairn Energy plc between 2004 and 2008, and is currently Chairman of Morgan Advanced Materials plc and independent Non-Executive and Senior Independent Director of BP plc.

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Lord Hutton of Furness

Position: Non-Executive Director
Age: 61

Committees: Member of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee

Lord Hutton served as a member of the British House of Commons f...

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Committees: Member of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee

Lord Hutton served as a member of the British House of Commons from 1992 to 2010. During his time in government, he held several prominent Cabinet positions, including secretary of state for defence; business, enterprise and regulatory reform; and work and pensions. Lord Hutton was also a minister in the UK Department of Health from 1998 to 2005, where he helped lead the modernisation of the National Health Service. Prior to public service, Lord Hutton worked as a senior law lecturer at Northumbria University and served as a legal adviser to the Confederation of British Industry. He is currently the chairman of the independent Public Service Pensions Commission and the Nuclear Industry Association, a non-executive director of Sirius Minerals plc and Arthurian Life Sciences Ltd. Lord Hutton is also the European Advisory Director of Dimensional Fund Advisers and holds advisory positions at Bechtel Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Lord Hutton graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford University in 1978 with an MA and a Bachelor in Civil Law.

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Justin Jewitt

Position: Non-Executive Director
Age: 62

Committees: Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Justin Jewitt has extensive commercial knowledge and practical experience in the deliv...

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Committees: Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Justin Jewitt has extensive commercial knowledge and practical experience in the delivery and creation of public and private health services. He graduated from Leicester University in 1975 joining Mobil Oil Company Limited as a graduate trainee where he occupied various roles for 12 years. In 1986 he joined Thorn Emi plc in their retail/rental division moving through various senior management roles. In 1992 Justin became Managing Director of two B.E.T plc companies, Laundrycraft and Initial Healthcare (Textile) Ltd. Justin joined Nestor Healthcare Group plc in 1994, where he worked for 10 years, as Chief Executive Officer of the Group building it into a FTSE 250 listed company. Justin also held several non executive director positions in both private and public health care companies. Justin is currently a visiting professor for the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of Glamorgan, a member on the Quality committee of an NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and a Senior Independent Director of NHS SBS Ltd.   

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Dr. Massoud Keyvan-Fouladi

Position: Chief Medical Officer
Age: 56

Dr. Massoud Fouladi is a co-founder of Circle. As Medical Director, his vision has been to build a co-owned ...

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Dr. Massoud Fouladi is a co-founder of Circle. As Medical Director, his vision has been to build a co-owned and clinically-led partnership of doctors, nurses, managers and other healthcare professionals.

Massoud graduated from Bristol Medical School in 1990 and completed his ophthalmology training at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre in 1999. He was also awarded a Masters in Health Services Management by Birmingham Health Services Management Centre in 1998.

As a consultant in East Kent, he was involved in redesigning ophthalmic services for the region, which became a national model for service redesign. In 2001, Massoud founded the Ophthalmic Clinical Leads Forum at the King’s Fund. He was Chairman of the Association of Ophthalmologists UK from 2003 to 2007. He remains an active consultant specialising in ophthalmic surgery.

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Paolo Pieri

Position: Chief Executive Officer
Age: 44

Paolo Pieri joined Circle, originally as Chief Financial Officer, after spending over five years at lastminute.c...

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Paolo Pieri joined Circle, originally as Chief Financial Officer, after spending over five years at lastminute.com. He spent the majority of this time as the UK Finance Director and subsequently took on a number of operational roles including the managing director of some European divisions.

Prior to this Paolo spent seven years in the Virgin organisation, principally within the retail and cinema operations, where he spent three years as Finance Director of the Virgin Megastore business.

Paolo has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Glasgow University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for Scotland.

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