Ian Burke

Ian Burke

Chair +
Ian Burke

Ian Burke

Chair

Ian has been Chair of Studio Retail Group plc since 2017 and was also a Non-Executive Senior Independent Director of intu properties plc, where he was a member of various Board committees. Ian has extensive Board experience, where past positions include CEO of Thistle Hotels, Chair of the privately owned veterinary group Vet Partners, and a long tenure on the Board at Rank Group plc as Non-Executive Chair, Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer.

Lyssa Mcgowan

Lyssa McGowan

Chief Executive Officer +
Lyssa Mcgowan

Lyssa McGowan

Chief Executive Officer

Lyssa was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of Pets at Home in June 2022.

Lyssa is a highly experienced leader, most recently as Sky UK’s Chief Consumer Officer where she had end-to-end responsibility for Sky’s Consumer businesses serving more than 10 million customers and achieving over $10bn of revenue. Lyssa was also a non-executive director of Morrisons until its recent sale to CD&R and has previously held roles at McKinsey and Telewest.

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Mike Iddon

Chief Financial Officer +
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Mike Iddon

Chief Financial Officer

Mike joined Pets at Home in September 2016 as Group Chief Financial Officer.

Mike was the Chief Financial Officer of New Look from 2014 until 2016. Prior to this, Mike held a number of finance roles at Tesco plc over a period of thirteen years, with his final position as Group Planning, Treasury and Tax Director. Before this he held finance roles with Kingfisher plc and Whitbread plc. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. Mike was recently appointed as a non-executive director at Wickes Group Plc.

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Professor Susan Dawson

Independent Non-Executive Director +
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Professor Susan Dawson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Professor Susan Dawson was appointed to the Board of Pets at Home in July 2018. Professor Dawson is Dean of the Institute of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool. She qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Glasgow in 1983 and spent several years in veterinary practice before joining the University of Liverpool in 1988. Professor Dawson is currently a council member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and chairs the mind matters initiative. Susan was a member of the Veterinary Products Committee (2002-2011), a scientific advisory committee to Defra, and was also the veterinary adviser to the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections Committee for the Department of Health. Professor Dawson was previously President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association.

Zarin Patel

Zarin Patel

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director +
Zarin Patel

Zarin Patel

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Zarin was appointed to the Board of Pets at Home in 2021 and has wide ranging financial and commercial expertise. Zarin is also a Chartered Accountant.
Zarin is currently appointed as non-executive director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Anglian Water Services Limited, independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee of HM Treasury and is a trustee of National Trust and Chair of its Audit Committee.
Previously, Zarin was an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee of John Lewis Partnership plc, Chief Financial Officer of the BBC, Chief Operating Officer of The Grass Roots Group plc. and nonexecutive director of Post Office Limited and member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Roger Burnley

Roger Burnley

Independent Non-Executive Director +
Roger Burnley

Roger Burnley

Independent Non-Executive Director

Roger is an experienced retailer who spent ten years as an executive director of Sainsbury's before joining Asda as its Chief Operating Officer in 2016, becoming its CEO in 2017. He left Asda in August 2021 after four years as CEO and was appointed CBE in the 2022 New Year Honours list for services to the food supply chain. In 2022, Roger took on the position of non-executive chairman of Finnbrogue Artisan, an Irish food manufacturer.

Natalie Jane Macdonald

Dr Natalie Jane Macdonald

Independent Non-Executive Director +
Natalie Jane Macdonald

Dr Natalie Jane Macdonald

Independent Non-Executive Director

Natalie-Jane is a medical graduate of Glasgow University and spent eight years in the NHS as a hospital physician and clinical lecturer before moving into management roles. She spent 17 years at Bupa holding various positions including Managing Director of Bupa Health and Wellbeing. She was CEO of children’s services business Acorn Care and Education from 2013-2017 and of Sunrise Senior Living UK from 2017-2021.

Natalie-Jane has chaired Nuffield Health since May 2020 and Voyage Care since June 2022. She is also a NED of Riverstone Living, a retirement living business. Previously she has held NED roles at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, PHIN, a health information services organisation and also Which? She was awarded an MBE for services to healthcare during the pandemic, an MBA from London Business School and a diploma in company direction.

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Angelique Augereau

Independent Non-Executive Director +
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Angelique Augereau

Independent Non-Executive Director

Angelique served as the Chief Analytics Officer at Capital One Financial Corporation, where she led a team to execute Capital One's first artificial intelligence and machine learning strategy and innovation agenda for the card business. Prior to this, Angelique held positions as the Chief Data & Analytics Officer for Apax Partners and as a Managing Director in JP Morgan's Global Payment Business, where she built and scaled a data-driven innovation unit.

Angelique is also a member of Pets’ Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee, as well as the ESG Committee.