Colin Rutherford has been Audit Committee Chairman since November 2015. He also serves on the Board and is Audit Committee Chairman of Mitchells & Butlers Plc, the UK’s largest quoted F&B leisure group. He also serves on the Board and Audit Committee of the quoted Oil & Gas shipping logistics business, Renaissance Services SAOG, based in Muscat and Dubai. He is Chairman of Brookgate Limited, a UK property development business backed by Goldman Sachs and TPG and is also currently Chairman of Teachers Media Group Plc, an emerging technology enabled PD platform. Mr. Rutherford serves Independently on three private Scottish based family company Boards in Healthcare, Retail and Timber.
From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Rutherford served as Chairman of European Healthcare Group Limited, before its acquisition by two US based hedge funds. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Rutherford served as Chairman and CEO of the quoted UK fund management group, MAM Funds Plc. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Rutherford served as Chairman of SGI Funds, a Guernsey, Cayman and Hong Kong based diversified fund management group. From 2003 to 2006 Mr. Rutherford was Chairman and oversaw the restructuring of Noble House Group Limited, a large UK leisure business which was sold in 2006. In 2002 as Chairman and CEO he led the restructuring and sale of quoted UK finance specialist Euro-Sales Plc with 18 offices across Europe.
Mr. Rutherford graduated in Accountancy and Finance from Heriot Watt University and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) in 1984. A corporate financier who developed a strong track record in M&A, he was Senior Partner of his UK firm RMD which he launched in 1986 and subsequently sold to Deloitte in 1999. He is a Harvard Business School Alumni, was Chairman of the HBS-YPO Presidents Leadership Program from 2004-2009, and was on the Board and Visiting Professor in Strategy and Leadership at Edinburgh University Business School from 2001-2007. He is a former Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and has served several UK based charitable foundations in turn raising significant monies for deployment to deserving causes.