Numis at a glance

Latest Transactions
Beazley
£350m
£350m capital raise
November 2022
M and C Saatchi
£1bn
Joint financial adviser and joint corporate broker to M&C Saatchi on the successful takeover defence
November 2022

Luke Savage

Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed February 2019

Luke Savage is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Numis. Luke, joined the Board in February 2019 and was appointed Chairman of the Board on 8 February 2022.

Luke is the independent Non-Executive Chairman of Numis responsible for leading the Board, setting the agenda and ensuring the Board discharges its role effectively through constructive relationships between Executive and Non-Executive Board members.

In his role as Chairman, Luke is responsible for ensuring that the Board’s decision making is balanced, effective and is composed of the right mix of skills and experience. This balance promotes a culture of transparency, challenge and scrutiny whilst maintaining effective communications with shareholders and stakeholders.

Key strengths

Luke is an experienced practitioner, having over 30 years of experience across the financial services industry including substantial financial management, risk management and regulatory expertise as well as operational experience across most areas of financial services infrastructure. Luke’s extensive experience of the financial services industry provides Numis with valuable independent challenge and oversight skills which complement the range of skills of the other Board members.

Background and career

Luke was CFO of Standard Life Plc (2014-2017), CFO of Lloyd’s of London Corporation (2004-2014) and held senior financial roles at Deutsche Bank (2000-2004) and Morgan Stanley (1990-1999). He was on the governing Council, and Treasurer, of Queen Mary, University of London and was a Non-Executive Director of Queen Mary, University of London Foundation (2013 – 2021) and was a Non-Executive Director of Liverpool Victoria Financial Services Limited (2020 - April 2022).

Luke is Non-Executive Chairman of Chesnara Plc and a Non-Executive Director of DWF Group Plc.