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The Commission currently has three independent Non-executive Directors (iNeds) on its Board. They are not employees of the Commission and sit on the Board in order to provide independent advice, constructive challenge and scrutiny of its decisions and performance. The iNeds sit on the Board along with the Chairman of the Commission, members of the Senior Management Team, and three Commissioners who serve as Non-executive Directors.
Our iNeds are:
Andre Katz joined the Commission in February 2018. Andre is a finance professional with a deep expertise in governance, risk management and internal control. As well as being a non-executive director of the Commission, he is Group Director of Risk at BT Plc, overseeing risk management activities across the global organisation. He has previously held roles in a number of private and public sector organisations. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Member of the Institute of Risk Management.
Martin Spencer joined the Commission in September 2019. He has a background in economics, technology consulting and business transformation. Martin is currently Senior Vice President at NTT DATA, a global IT services business that delivers some of the world’s largest digital infrastructure and transformation projects. Previously Martin has held UK and European leadership roles with Capgemini and KMPG Consulting. Martin was also a director at Detica, the international business and technology consulting firm specialising in data analytics and information intelligence. Martin is a non-executive director and board member at the Education and Skills Funding Agency and at the NHS Counter Fraud Authority.
Mark Oldham joined the Commission in September 2020. After qualifying as a barrister, he commenced his legal career in the Law Centre movement, bringing legal services to deprived inner city communities. He moved to an in-house role with multi-national company Pladis where he is currently Company Secretary and Director of Legal Affairs. He has extensive corporate experience spanning plc, equity, and private ownership. He was also involved for several years with the Prince’s Trust on the NE London Committee and was also on the Board of Trustees at the creation of the Assessment and Qualification Alliance (‘AQA’) which became the largest examination board in England. He currently sits on a Dutch Supervisory Board and is a Trustee and Director of a Board of Pension Trustees.