Our Business Camelot's UK and Global Boards

The following directors sit on both the Camelot UK Lotteries Board and the Camelot Global Services Board:

  • Lee Sienna

    Lee Sienna


    Lee Sienna joined Teachers’ in 2002 as Vice-President, Teachers’ Private Capital, with more than 20 years' experience in management and corporate development for companies in the beverage, food and entertainment industries, including John Labatt Ltd. He played a pivotal role in Teachers' Private Capital's acquisitions of Yellow Pages Group, Samsonite Corp., Alliance Laundry Systems, AOT Bedding (Serta), Easton-Bell Sports and GNC Corporation. A Chartered Accountant, Lee is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He received an MBA from the University of Toronto.

    Lee is responsible for the fund’s long-term equities investments, a newly-created portfolio within public equities. The Long-Term Equities group focuses on investments, both public and private, with steady cash flow and growth potential that can hold their value and act as a hedge against inflation.

  • Dianne Thompson

    Dianne Thompson CBE

    Group CEO

    Dianne joined Camelot in 1997 as Commercial Operations Director and took over as Chief Executive in December 2000 when Camelot was awarded the second Licence to operate The National Lottery.

    As Chief Executive, Dianne has developed and driven Camelot’s strategy for growth, which has seen total National Lottery sales increase by over 50% in the last decade, a period of time that has seen both economic austerity and growth, and record-breaking annual sales for the year ending 31 March 2013.

  • Wayne Kozun

    Wayne Kozun

    Shareholder-Nominated Non-Executive Director

    Wayne joined Teachers’ in 1995 and has risen steadily through positions of growing responsibility, most recently as Vice-President, Tactical Asset Allocation. He received a Bachelor of Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

    Wayne leads the team that oversees the fund’s actively-managed public equities portfolios, including relationship investing. The group also uses a variety of external managers to give the fund exposure to international equity markets. As well, the equities team monitors the corporate governance practices of the companies in which Teachers' invests. Mr. Kozun serves on the boards of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, the Pacific Pension Institute, and Maple Leaf Foods.

  • Gerry Acher

    Sir Gerald Acher CBE LVO

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Sir Gerald spent most of his career at KPMG as a chartered accountant and was a member of the Board of KPMG and the Senior Partner of its London office until the end of 2001. In September 2002 he was appointed as a non-executive director of Camelot where he chairs the Audit, Risk and Security Committee, and the Advisory Panel for Corporate Responsibility.

    Sir Gerald served as Treasurer and member of the Steering Group for The Queen's Golden Jubilee Weekend Trust which was primarily responsible for overseeing the Central London celebrations. Despite a hectic schedule, Sir Gerald also fulfils many other duties in charitable organisations.

  • Sir Patrick Brown

    Sir Patrick Brown

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Sir Patrick Brown held various positions in the Department of Transport and the Department of the Environment, becoming Second Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive of the Property Services Agency in 1990. He was Permanent Secretary for the Department of Transport from 1991 to 1997. Sir Patrick became a non-executive director of the Go-Ahead Group plc in 1999 and its Chairman in 2002. 

    More recently Sir Patrick was appointed to the Board of the Northumbrian Water Group in May 2003 and to the Board of Northumbrian Water Limited in January 2006.   He is also Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Alexander Proudfoot UK.

  • Tony Illsley

    Tony Illsley

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Tony began his career with Colgate Palmolive, working in the marketing area, before moving to PepsiCo where he enjoyed roles including Operations Director for Northern Europe, President of PepsiCo Asia Pacific, and President of Walkers Snack Foods. The former Chief Executive of Telewest plc, the broadband cable TV/telecoms operator, Tony left the company in 2000, following the merger with Flextech and launched a portfolio career.

    Currently the Chairman of Datalse and also Plastic Logic Ltd, Tony was formerly a former Senior Independent Director on the board of easyJet plc, is a Non-Executive Director of Northern Foods, and has worked in a variety of roles in private equity-backed companies. He also sits on the Advisory Board for the Bath University School of Management.