Board of Directors

Peter Warry - Chairman
Peter Warry *

Peter Warry began his executive career as an engineer working in engineering and manufacturing businesses culminating as Chief Executive of Nuclear Electric responsible for the bulk of UK nuclear generation. Since 1999, he has led businesses as Chairman including Victrex PLC, Kier Group PLC and BSS Group PLC as well as chairing the PPARC and STFC science research councils. He is currently Chairman of Keepmoat Group, Morrison Utility Services and Mutual Energy. He took up the position of Chairman of the Royal Mint in December 2012.

Tim Martin 
Xenia Carr-Griffiths *

Xenia Carr-Griffiths was appointed to the Board of the Royal Mint as Non-Executive Director in October 2013.  She has over thirty years’ experience in the retail and luxury consumer brands space.  Xenia has been a main Board Director of Harrods Ltd, and subsequently President of EMEA Links (London) Ltd where she developed a multi-channel international business.  She is a graduate of Durham University.

 Mary Chapman - Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Mary Chapman *
Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Mary Chapman was appointed to the Royal Mint Board in April 2008. She is currently Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the National Lottery Commission. She was previously Chief Executive of Investors in People UK and held senior management and marketing roles with the L'OREAL cosmetics group. Mary has a breadth of experience in consumer marketing and the strategic development of brands, people and organisations.

 David Harding
David Harding *

David Harding was appointed to the Royal Mint Board in April 2008. He is currently Chairman of Coventry Building Society, the UK's fourth largest mutual and a non-executive director of Enterprise Inns plc. He was previously Finance Director of Railtrack plc and has an extensive earlier experience in manufacturing industries including T&N plc and TI Group plc. David has a high level of financial expertise and a broadly based understanding of manufacturing industries.

Tim Martin 
Tim Martin *

Tim works as an Executive Director for the Shareholder Executive within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Tim also works for the Department for Transport as a Corporate Finance Consultant. Prior to this, Tim spent five years at the Office of Rail Regulation as Director of Economics and Finance. Tim began his career as a corporate lawyer with Allen & Overy and then spent 24 years in investment banking. Much of his experience during this period involved the public sector.

Tim Martin 
David Morgan *

David Morgan has had wide ranging board and senior management experience in a number of industries. Having trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG, he then spent over 20 years with Johnson Matthey plc, a global precious metals and chemicals business and was Executive Director, Corporate Development, from 1999 to 2009. He is a Non-Executive Director of Nord Gold NV and of Hargreaves Services plc, as well as a number of other companies both public and private. His career has involved both general and financial management and he has had M&A experience in all parts of the world. David was appointed to the Royal Mint Board in September 2013.

Adam Lawrence - Chief Executive 
Adam Lawrence
Chief Executive

Adam Lawrence was appointed Chief Executive on 1 January 2011.

Adam is an experienced Executive. He began his professional career as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse. Since 1995, he held a number of senior positions with Catalent Pharmaceuticals for businesses located across Asia Pacific, Europe and the US. He was Vice President Finance for the Sterile Technologies division before leaving in 2008 to join the Royal Mint as Director of Finance.

Adam was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in May 2010 and holds an MBA from Monash Mt Eliza Business School.

Vin Wijeratne - Finance Director 
Vin Wijeratne
Director of Finance

Vin is a Chartered Accountant and has held a number of senior finance positions in the public sector and private sector. He began his career as Assistant Finance Director within the NHS and then joined the Digital Equipment Corporation which is now part of Hewlett-Packard. He then worked for over twelve years in Orange the mobile network operator and internet service provider in both their international division and UK business where he was the Commercial Finance Director and then the Director of Strategic Planning. He joined the Royal Mint at the end of 2010.

Anne Jessopp - Company Secretary 
Anne Jessopp
Company Secretary

Anne has worked in HR across a number of sectors, gaining manufacturing experience early in her career at Rolls Royce and Procter and Gamble. She went on to gain consumer experience at Radio Rentals and RAC. More recently, she was HR Director of an industrial services company and Remploy, before joining the Royal Mint in 2008. Particular areas of focus have been working with companies who are developing their culture and undergoing significant change.

* Non-Executive Directors