Chairman (a) (r)
Robin joined the Board in September 2017. He has a wide breadth of corporate experience, gained at a range of quoted and private businesses as well as from ten years in investment banking. He is currently Chairman at Xaar plc, the AIM quoted, Cambridge based inkjet print head manufacturer. In addition, he chairs NHS Professionals Ltd, a business owned by the Department of Health. He is also a non-executive director at Van Elle Plc, the UK's largest independent ground engineering contractor. Robin qualified as an accountant in 1982 after graduating in engineering science from the University of Oxford. He worked in corporate finance for ten years at investment banks including Salomon Brothers and UBS before leaving the City in 1992 to co-found the packaging business Britton Group plc. In 1998, he moved to Hepworth plc, the building materials group, and since 2004 he has focused on non-executive work in public, private and private equity backed businesses.
John joined the Board on 26 January 2005. He is a Chartered Accountant and previously served as Finance Director for software company Macro 4 plc and toy retailer, Hamleys plc. Prior to joining Hamleys, he spent three years in charge of acquisitions and disposals at FTSE 250 company Ascot plc and before that worked for nine years as a venture capitalist with a leading investment bank in the City.
Non-executive Director (a) (r) (n)
Jeremy joined the Board in 2009. He is a Director of Harwood Capital Management where he is the senior private equity partner. Jeremy has served on the boards of several private and publicly listed international companies. Formerly Jeremy was a diplomat in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and before that an Army officer. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Non-executive Director (a) (r)
Robert joined the Board on 13 June 2017. Mr Johnston is an experienced non- executive director and investment professional and has served on the boards of several quoted companies in both North America and in UK, including Fyffes PLC and Supremex, Inc. He represents the Company’s largest shareholder, “The Article 6 Marital Trust, created under the First Amended and Restated Jerry Zucker Revocable Trust dated 4-2-07” (“The Article 6 Marital Trust”), which has a beneficial holding of 3,596,553 ordinary Shares, representing 28.92% of the Company’s issued share capital.
Carol Bishop joined the Company on 5 December 2011. She is a Chartered Accountant and has previously worked for London Mining plc, an AIM listed company as Group Reporting manager. Prior to this she spent three years at Hanson plc and six years at the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company
(a) Member of the Audit Committee
(n) Member of the Nominations Committee
(r) Member of the Remuneration Committee