Director Information

Directors

Interim Chairman:  David Adams

David Adams, aged 62, was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 9 January 2014. David’s current Plc appointments are; Chairman of Conviviality Plc , Non-Executive Director at Halfords Plc , Fever Tree Drinks Plc , Elegant Hotels Plc and Thinksmart Plc. David chairs the Audit Committees at Halfords , Fever Tree Drinks and Thinksmart , and the Remuneration Committee at Elegant Hotels. Prior to this David was CFO and Deputy CEO at House of Fraser and Executive Chairman at Jessops and has held a number of Non-Executive roles in retail and consumer businesses. In addition, he is a Trustee of Walk the Walk, a breast cancer charity.

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.  More recently he was Municipal FD at Renewi plc.  Prior to this he worked at Smiths Group plc and trained as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young.

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