Lewis joined the Board on 3 July 2008 and was appointed Senior Independent Non-executive Director on 1 July 2009. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. A solicitor by background, John was previously a partner in Lewis Lewis and Co which became part of Eversheds LLP after a series of mergers. Currently, he serves as a Director of AIM traded companies Prime People PLC and G R (Holdings) PLC, as well as several private companies and acts as a consultant to Eversheds. He has also served as Chairman of Cliveden PLC and Principal Hotels plc and as Vice Chairman of John D Wood & Co PLC and Pubmaster Group Ltd.