Appointment of Non-Executive Directors

17 October 2018

Equiniti Group plc, the specialist technology outsourcer providing non-discretionary payment and administration services, today announces the appointment of Mark Brooker and Cheryl Millington as independent Non-executive Directors of the Company effective 1 November 2018.

Mark Brooker’s executive career involved senior roles in technology-centric businesses, including Betfair where he was Chief Operating Officer until 2016 and Trainline where he held a similar role. Prior to joining Betfair in 2010 he worked in the financial services sector, latterly as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. In addition to his Equiniti role, Mark is also a Non-executive Director of AA plc and William Hill plc.

Cheryl Millington has held a number of senior leadership roles in technology across a variety of sectors, including financial services and retail, most recently as Chief Digital Officer at Travis Perkins and IT Director at Waitrose. Previous roles include CIO at Asda and senior line management roles in retail at HBOS. Cheryl has previously served as an independent Non-executive Director of National Savings and Investments. 

Commenting on these appointments, Philip Yea, Chairman, said: 

"We are delighted to welcome Mark and Cheryl to the Board. These appointments add further significant relevant digital and systems expertise to our board supporting our ambitious growth agenda. Mark brings strong management and operations experience from technology-centric businesses and his time in corporate-broking is very relevant to our marketplace. Cheryl brings deep technology and leadership experience from a diverse range of relevant sectors. We are looking forward to their contribution as Equiniti further develops its business both in the UK and US using our technology and client focus to the benefit of customers, employees and shareholders." 

In anticipation of these appointments, the Board has taken the opportunity to review the composition of its Committees and effective from 1 November 2018 the memberships will be as follows: 

  Audit Committee  Nomination Committee  Remuneration Committee  Risk Committee 

Philip Yea 

Independent Non-Executive Chairman 


Darren Pope 

Senior Independent Director 


Member   Member

Alison Burns 

Independent Non-Executive Director 

Member   Member  

Mark Brooker 

Independent Non-Executive Director 

Member   Member  

Sally-Ann Hibberd 

Independent Non-Executive Director 

Member Member Member Chair

Tim Miller

Independent Non-Executive Director 

  Member Chair Member

Cheryl Millington 

Independent Non-Executive Director 

Member     Member



For more information:


Kathy Cong Company
Company Secretary
Tel: +44(0)20 7469 1800

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Notes to Editor:

Equiniti Group plc is an administrator delivering technology-enabled solutions to some of the world’s best-known brands and UK’s largest public-sector organisations. 

It is the UK’s leading provider of share registration, employee share plans, and associated investor services, and also has market leading positions in pension administration and software, and employee benefit schemes.

Equiniti’s services, which are delivered by over 5,000 employees, benefit 28 million people in the UK and 120 countries around the world.