Aged 45 - Chief Executive
William graduated from the University of Durham in 1996 and joined Kleinwort Benson as a graduate trainee. He founded the business in 1999. He has been the Chief Executive of the Company for 17 years.
Aged 44 - Commercial Director
Rupert graduated from the University of Durham in 1997 and joined JP Morgan as a graduate trainee. Later, he spent seven years in Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein’s equity capital markets and corporate finance divisions working in London, Milan and Johannesburg. In 2003, he completed an MBA at the Oxford University Said Business School, before joining a specialist retailer as Commercial Director. He joined the Company in January 2006.
Mr Garton joined the Board on 21st June 2006.
David Firth FCA
Aged 59 - Non-Executive Director, Audit Committee Chairman
David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales (FCA) and highly experienced Plc board member. He has acted as the Finance Director and Company Secretary of a number of AIM listed companies, including Penna Consulting Plc and Parity Plc. With over 25 years of experience on PLC boards he has a broad base of knowledge including the raising of finance, corporate governance, investor relations and acquisitions and disposals. He also has strong operations experience gained in building, running and restructuring people businesses.
Mr Firth joined the Board on 1st January 2018.
Michael Hindmarch DL
Aged 80 - Non-Executive Chairman, Remuneration Committee Chairman
Michael qualified as a Polymer Technologist at the National College of Rubber and Plastics Technology, London. He founded Plantpak (Plastics) Ltd, a horticultural plastics company in 1970. In 1985 he reversed Plantpak into Falcon Industries Plc, a listed conglomerate, becoming Chairman and CEO. Since 1990 he has acted as an independent business consultant to a number of companies. Michael served as High Sheriff of Essex 2010/2011 and is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County.
Mr. M. Hindmarch was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 21st June 2006
Aged 48 - Prism Cosec Limited - Company Secretary
Kerin Williams works for Prism Cosec Ltd, a dedicated company secretarial and corporate governance practice. Kerin has 17 years experience in the company secretarial field, with both Main Market and AIM Listed Companies. Kerin’s most recent position was with Liberty International Plc where she spent 5 years as Deputy Company Secretary.
Prior to this Kerin was Deputy Company Secretary at Elementis Plc and Assistant Company Secretary at St Ives Plc. Kerin holds a Law Degree from Plymouth University.