Board of Directors

Irene Dorner

Non-independent Non Executive Director

About Irene

- Non Executive Director and Chair Designate 1 December 2019
- Chair 26 February 2020
- Stepped down as Chair and appointed as Non Executive Director 27 April 2023

Committee membership:

- Nomination & Governance Committee

External appointments:
- Chair of Control Risks Limited
- Trustee of the South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership
- Honorary Fellow of St. Anne’s College, Oxford
- Chair of the Trustees for the Hampstead Theatre
- Member of the Council of Chatham House

Skills and attributes which support strategy and long term success
- Engaging and inclusive leadership style with significant experience of chairing board of both public and private companies
- Strong communicator and ability to manage and develop stakeholder relations
- Extensive experience of operating in highly regulated industries

Career and experience

Irene has held a number of senior positions at HSBC including CEO of HSBC Malaysia, CEO and President of HSBC in the United States, Group Managing Director of HSBC Holdings and member of the Group Management Board. Irene was Chair of Virgin Money (UK) plc, Non Executive Director of AXA SA and Chair of its Audit Committee, and Non-Executive of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc and Chair of its Remuneration Committee.