Director Information

Directors

Executive Chairman:  Roger Canham

Roger Canham, aged 52, was appointed to the Board on 7 November 2012 and became Chairman on 1st February 2013. Roger has been Chairman of Phoenix Asset Management Partners Limited (“Phoenix”) since 2009 and also owns and manages a number of property development companies, he is also Chairman of CPP Group PLC. Prior to that, he was a Non-executive Director of Goshawk Insurance Holdings PLC from 2007 until the business was acquired in 2008, and a director of Brake Bros Limited, for a year following its acquisition of W.Pauley & Co Limited in 2002. Mr Canham joined W.Pauley & Co Limited in 1990 and became Managing Director in 1996.

Chief Executive:  Steve Cooke

Steve Cooke, aged 51, joined the Board on 13 July 2015 as Finance Director and on 26 April 2016 was appointed Chief Executive. Steve has significant financial and general management experience in both PLC and private environments. Previously, he was Finance Director at LSL Property Services PLC, COO at Bestinvest, CFO at Mapeley and CFO at Energis, where he was part of the successful turnaround team. Having qualified with Coopers & Lybrand Steve was a strategy consultant with OC&C before spending time in senior financial and general management roles at Sainsbury’s, Homebase and B&Q.

Group Finance Director:  David Mulligan

David Mulligan, aged 47, was appointed to the board on 25 May 2016. David was formerly Group Finance Director at construction and regeneration company Morgan Sindall Group plc. Most recently he was Municipal FD at Shanks Group plc. Prior to this he worked at Smiths Group plc and trained as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young.

Non-Executive Director:  David Adams

David Adams, aged 62, was appointed a Non-executive Director on the 9 January 2014. David is currently senior Non-executive Director of Halfords plc and chairs Conviviality Retail plc, Ecovision Ltd, Park Cameras Ltd, and Walk the walk (a breast cancer charity). In addition, he is a Non-executive Director of Fever-Tree Drinks plc and Elegant Hotels plc. David chairs the audit committee at Halfords and Fever-Tree Drinks and the remuneration committee at Elegant Hotels. Prior to that he was Executive chairman of Jessops and Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at House of Fraser plc.

Non-Executive Director:  Martin George

Martin George, aged 54, was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 22 December 2016. Martin has extensive experience in marketing and commercial roles and is currently Chairman of Grays International Limited. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer of The Post Office Limited, Non-Executive Director at Thorntons plc, Group Development Director and Group Marketing Director at BUPA and Commercial Director at British Airways.

Secretary

  • Company Secretary:  David Mulligan