Independent Non-Executive Directors

Zarin Patel 

Chair of the Audit Committee

Member of the Nomination Committee


Zarin Patel was appointed to the Board in October 2018 and was appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee in April 2020.

Zarin is currently a non-executive director of Post Office Limited and an Independent Member of the Audit & Risk Committees of both HM Treasury and John Lewis Partnership plc. She also sits on the Board of Trustees of the National Trust and chairs its Audit & Risk Committee.

Zarin was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of The Grass Roots Group PLC, a customer and employee engagement specialist. She was the BBC’s Chief Financial Officer and member of its Board from 2004 to 2013 during which time she helped to transform the BBC into a fully digital broadcaster. Prior to the BBC she spent sixteen years at KPMG working on FTSE quoted conglomerates in a variety of sectors. Zarin is a chartered accountant.