Robert J. Bass, MBA — Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Bass was appointed as a director on 10 September 2013. He is Chairperson of the Risk, Audit & Compliance Committee, and is a member of the Nomination/Governance Committee and the Finance & Investment Committee. Mr Bass was formerly a partner at Deloitte & Touche from 1982, and Vice Chairman at Deloitte LLP from 2006, until his retirement in June 2012. He practiced at that firm for 39 years and was Lead Client Service Partner responsible for the development, planning, management, administration and delivery of services, including audits of consolidated financial statements to multinational clients in a variety of industries. Mr Bass is currently a director of Groupon Inc (since June 2012) and Apex Tool Group (since December 2014) and is Chairman of the Audit Committee of both companies. He is a graduate of Emory University and received an MBA from Columbia University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, New York and Connecticut, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Connecticut State Society of Certified Public Accountants.