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Mary Reilly

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director


Board Committees

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee

Date of appointment to the Board

1 September 2017

Other current appointments

Mary is Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Essentra plc, an international supplier of specialist plastic, fibre, foam and packaging products. She is also Independent Non-Executive Director of Gemfields Group Limited and on the board of Mar Holdco S.a.r.l, a privately held Luxembourg company. Her current trusteeships include the Invictus Games Foundation, PDSA and Crown Agents International Development.

Past roles

Mary was Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Travelzoo from 2013 to 2022 and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Ferrexpo plc, an iron ore mining company, from 2015 to 2019. She was also Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the UK Department for Transport and of Crown Agents Limited, an international development company, from 2013 to 2017. Prior to this, she was Non-Executive Director of Cape plc, a global industrial services company, from 2016 to 2017. She has served as a non-executive director on several other boards since 2000. She was a partner in Deloitte LLP (and predecessor firms) for over 25 years. She was an audit partner in the UK specialising in manufacturing, luxury retail and business services. She also headed a unit offering outsourcing capability.

Skills and experience

• Exceptional audit, risk management and assurance experience;
• Accounting, finance and international experience; and
• Chartered accountant, with a degree in History from University College London.