Tony Hobson is the Chairman of Northern Foods plc, the Chairman of The Sage Group and a non-executive director of Glas Cymru (Welsh Water) and eSure. He is also Chairman of the Trustees of Changing Faces, the leading UK disfigurement charity. He is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA and was previously Group Finance Director of Legal & General Group plc for 14 years retiring in 2001. He joined the Board of Northern Foods in 2002 and became Chairman in 2005. He joined the Board of Sage in June, 2004 and became Chairman in May, 2007.