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Who we are 

Equiniti Group is a leading business services provider delivering complex administration and payment solutions to over 2,000 clients in the UK public and private sectors. Operating through a number of specialist brands, the Group provides a range of pension and HR services and is the leader in the UK share registration market.

The Equiniti Group was formed in 2010 with the bringing together of two complementary business process services (BPS) businesses, Equiniti and Xafinity. Both Equiniti and Xafinity have a unique heritage in the specialist markets in which they operate, and the combined resources and offering of both creates an enhanced service and proposition for clients and positions the new Equiniti Group as a major provider of BPS solutions..

Equiniti Group has over 3,000 employees in 22 office locations and supports over 2,200 clients in both the public and private sectors including 50% of the FTSE

What we do

Equiniti Group is the leader in the UK share registration market and a major player in the fast growing HR and pensions services markets. Equiniti is also the sixth largest BPS provider in the UK (TechMarketView, 2011). The Group’s core capabilities include:

 + Share Registration including investment services, asset reunification and company secretarial services

 + Pension Solutions including pensions, employee share plans, flexible benefits, payroll and consulting

 + Commercial Solutions we provide complex administration and payments solutions including money transmission, administration, customer interactions and consulting solutions

Board of Directors 

Kevin Beeston, Chairman
Kevin Beeston, Executive Chairman

Kevin Beeston joined the Equiniti Board as Chairman in September 2011.He was the Chairman of Serco Group plc from 2002 to 2010, having previously served as Serco Group's Chief Executive and Finance Director.  An accountant by training, Kevin joined Serco in 1985 and contributed to the company developing from a small UK technical services business to a leading FTSE100 international outsourcer.

Kevin holds a number of non-executive roles and is Chairman of UK developer and homebuilder Taylor Wimpey plc. , Chairman of warranty services provider Domestic and General, Chairman of the independent provider of secure mental health services Partnership in Care Limited, and Non-Executive Director of FTSE100 engineering group IMI plc.
From 2006-2009 Kevin chaired the CBI's Public Services Strategy Board, which promotes the role of business in transforming UK public services, and he was also a Commissioner for the TUC's Commission on Vulnerable Employment.

Guy Wakeley

 

Guy Wakeley, Chief Executive Officer

 

Guy Wakeley joined the Equiniti Board as Chief Executive Officer in January 2014.

Guy joins from Morrison plc, the property services provider to the public and private sector,  where he was CEO for 5 years. During his tenure he transformed the level of client service and innovation, grew the business rapidly and delivered consistent strong cash generation.

Prior to this Guy was Managing Director of the Built Environment division at Amey, the infrastructure services provider to the public and private sector.  Guy previously worked for The Berkeley Group, General Electric and Rolls-Royce. He holds an MA in Engineering Science from the University of Cambridge, a PhD in applications of artificial intelligence, and is a Chartered Engineer. 

 
Martyn Hindley
Martyn Hindley
Chief Financial Officer
Martyn Hindley is the Chief Financial Officer of the Equiniti Group, a role he was appointed to in December 2012. He joined the Equiniti Group from Emap where he held the position of CFO. Emap is a private equity owned international business to business media group. His sector experience also includes publishing, marketing, business support services, supply chain and logistics. Prior to this Martyn held senior positions with PwC, Blenheim Group PLC, and Northcliffe Media. In his previous roles, Martyn was involved in driving transformational change and leading complex transactions including M&A activity. Martyn qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse after graduating in Accountancy from the University of East Anglia. He is a member of ICAEW.



James Brocklebank, Non-Executive Director
James Brocklebank is a Managing Director at Advent International. James joined Advent in 1997, moving from the London office of investment bank Baring Brothers where he advised clients on various international mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that he worked in the New York offices of Dillon, Read & Co., then an affiliate of Barings, focusing on transatlantic transactions. While at Advent, James has participated in a number of investments including Equiniti, WorldPay, Monext, Tertio Limited, Cybercity A/S, MACH Sarl, and Dan Net A/S. James has an MA in geography from Cambridge University. James is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee.

 


Sir Rod Aldridge OBE, Non-Executive Director
Sir Rod Aldridge is the founder and Chairman of the Capita Group until his retirement in July 2006. During his tenure he led the group from its formation in 1984 within the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) to being a FTSE 100 Company. Prior to Capita, Sir Rod worked in local government for ten years, where he qualified as a chartered public accountant. He joined CIPFA in 1974, ultimately becoming its technical director. In July 2006, Sir Rod established the Aldridge Foundation to continue with his work on public service reform and to focus on his charitable activities involving educational underachievement and social exclusion. He was awarded a knighthood in 2011 for services to young people.

Sir Rod is a Patron of the Prince’s Trust and Chair of V, a charity launched in May 2006 aiming to increase the involvement of 16 – 25 year olds in volunteering and community action. He is also Chairman of The Lowry, a theatre and arts venue in Salford and a board member of the NESTA Lab, aimed to transform the UK’s capacity for innovation. Sir Rod was Chairman of the CBI’s Public Services Strategy Board from its inception in 2003 until July 2006. Rod is a member of the Audit Committee.


Oliver Niedermaier PhD, Non-Executive Director
Oliver Niedermaier is a former member of the senior executive team of Australian-listed Computershare, a leading global provider of financial market services and technology to the global securities industry. Oliver joined the Computershare group executive committee following its 2004 acquisition of Pepper Technologies AG , an international CRM software and consultancy business which he founded in 1998. Responsible for corporate strategic development during an active period in Computershare’s international expansion, he was also a divisional CEO of Computershare.
Currently, Oliver is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Tau Investment Management. He is a Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business, and was honored by the World Economic Forum as a 2010 Young Global Leader. Oliver was previously the founder and CEO of DFKing Worldwide. He is also the Chairman of the LMU Entrepreneurship Centre at the University of Munich and a board director of the World Policy Institute, New York. Oliver is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. 

Nick Rose
Nick Rose
Chairman, Audit Commitee

Nick Rose is a Director at Advent International. Nick joined Advent in 2005 and focuses on their business and financial services sector, with a particular emphasis on specialty finance, insurance and outsourcing companies. Prior to Advent, Nick worked in the private equity practice of Bain & Company. While at Advent, Nick has been involved in a number of investments including Towergate Insurance, Financial Dynamics, Domestic & General plc, Equiniti, Xafinity and RBS WorldPay. Nick has an MA in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University. Nick is chairman of the Audit committee

Haris KyriaklpoulosHaris Kyriakopoulos, Non-Executive DirectorHaris Kyriakopoulos is a Director at Advent International, where he has worked since 2008.  Prior to joining Advent, Haris worked in investment banking with Goldman Sachs’ UK Mergers and Acquisition team, in strategy consulting in New York with First Manhattan Consulting Group, and at a telecommunications start-up in Athens with Tellas. Haris has participated in several Advent investments including KMD, The Priory Group, Towergate, DFS and Equiniti.  Haris holds a BSc with honours in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA with honours from the Wharton School.

 

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