Hongyan Echo Lu

Independent Non-Executive Director

Position Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality British / Chinese
Tenure Appointed 1 December 2017
Committees Chair of Remuneration Committee
Member of Nomination Committee

Key skills and experience

  • Global business experience gained in different sectors in Europe, Asia and the US
  • Strong background in general management and track record of delivering positive change

External appointments

Managing Director, UK and ROI, of Sonova Group, the global leader for innovative hearing solutions. Previously Chief Executive Officer of Haulfryn Group Ltd, a UK leisure business, and Managing Director, International of Holland & Barrett International, Managing Director of Homebase Ltd as part of Home Retail Group plc. Echo spent ten years at Tesco plc in a variety of senior leadership roles. Echo was a Non-Executive Director of Dobbies Garden Centres and was a member of the Advisory Board for Diversity in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure.


Echo has a Bachelor of Arts in International Economy and Finance from Fudan University, Shanghai and a Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from West Virginia University.

Echo became Chair of the Remuneration Committee with effect from 1 May 2021, having served on the Remuneration Committee since her appointment to the Board in December 2017. Her background and qualifications in Industrial Relations and Human Resources provide the Company with an ideally experienced Chair of the Remuneration Committee.