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Dianne Buchanan MA (Hons) ACA

Tusker Direct Ltd, Chief Financial Officer

Dianne Buchanan was appointed an independent governor in November 2019. She is a member of the Finance and Performance Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Dianne has over 25 years’ professional experience in all aspects of financial and commercial management.

Across the course of her career, Dianne has worked for a number of UK and global names, including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Coca-Cola HBC, J Sainsbury plc, and Aegis Group plc. She worked at WPP plc, as Commercial Director for Group M EMEA and subsequently EMEA Chief Financial Officer for Mindshare, the media planning and buying agency for blue chip clients such as Unilever, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC, Nike and Nestle, where she was responsible for delivering commercial benefits and profit and loss management across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Following a career in PLC blue chip companies, Dianne has since pursued a career working for private equity businesses. As Chief Financial Officer at SLR Consulting Ltd, a global environmental consulting practice, she was responsible for reporting all necessary aspects of the financial performance to their Board, banks and shareholders. She was also a member of their Board, Executive Team and Audit Committee, with responsibility for the global finance function and was part of the management team leading the business through a successful private equity event.

Dianne is currently working for another private equity-backed business, Tusker Direct Ltd, which is the UK’s leading car benefit provider, as the Chief Financial Officer and sits on the Board and Audit Committee.

Dianne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the work of the Finance and Human Resources Committee, including change management, surpassing ambitious targets, and an international comparative business perspective.