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The Board of THG is collectively responsible to shareholders and other stakeholders for the longterm sustainable success of its business, including setting the overall strategy of the organisation, promoting its objectives, monitoring culture and ensuring the highest standards of governance.

Independent NonExecutive Chair & Executive Directors

Charles Allen, Lord Allen of Kensington, CBE

Independent Non-Executive Chair
Date of Appointment: 22 March 2022

Charles has extensive corporate experience across a number of sectors, including finance, media, hospitality and retail. Having played a key role in the creation of ITV, he is recognised for his significant contribution to the television industry. Charles is currently Chair of Global Media & Entertainment Limited, Balfour Beatty plc and the Invictus Games Foundation and also Advisory Chair of Moelis & Company. He was also formerly Chair of Granada Media plc, Chief Executive of Granada Group plc and ITV plc and Chair of EMI Music, Endemol and The British Red Cross. Charles has also served on the boards of Tesco plc, Virgin Media and GET AS and been Chief Adviser to the Home Office and a Senior Adviser to Goldman Sachs.

Charles was Vice Chair of the London 2012 bid company, a non-executive director of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Chair of the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002. In 2002 he was awarded a CBE for his services to Sport and Community and in 2012 appointed a Knight Bachelor for his services to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Charles received the Freedom of the City of London in 2006 and in 2013 was awarded a peerage and sits on the Labour benches.

Matthew Moulding

Chief Executive Officer
Date of Appointment: 24 June 2008

Matthew is THG’s Chief Executive Officer, having founded the Company in 2004.

He has been instrumental in THG’s growth, leading its evolution from an entertainment reseller to a vertically integrated, global e-commerce technology group. Prior to founding THG, he served an eight-year term as Chief Financial Officer of 20:20 Mobile (the Distribution Division of the Caudwell Group) before leading its sale to private equity for £365m.

Matthew studied Industrial Economics at the University of Nottingham before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1998.


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John Gallemore

Chief Operating Officer
Date of Appointment: 24 January 2023 (having previously served as Chief Financial Officer from 24 June 2008)

John is THG’s Chief Operating Officer, having co-founded the Company in 2004 and previously served as Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to this, John was Head of Finance in the Caudwell Group’s International Trading Division from 2001 until 2004.

John studied Economics at the University of Manchester before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte LLP in 1994.


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Damian Sanders

Chief Financial Officer
Date of Appointment: 24 January 2023 (having previously served as an independent Non-Executive Director from 17 November 2020)

Damian is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was a Senior Audit Partner at Deloitte LLP for over 20 years, including several years as the leader of Deloitte’s Technology Practice in the North of England where major clients included AO World plc and EG Group.

Having served as an independent Non-Executive Director for two years prior to his appointment as CFO, Damian has acquired an in-depth understanding of THG's businesses, people and culture. More generally, he has extensive experience of the retail and technology sectors and advising international listed companies on audit, accounting, corporate governance and other regulatory and compliance matters as well as business strategy.


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NonExecutive Directors

Dean Moore

Interim Senior Independent Director
Date of Appointment: 15 September 2022

Edward Koopman

Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment: 3 May 2016

Iain McDonald

Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment: 27 March 2010

Gillian Kent

Independent Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment: 15 September 2022

THG is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance. Good governance is about more than adhering to codes of conduct it's about living our values and doing business the right way.

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