Director Information


Chief Executive and Interim Chairman:  Lyndon Davies

Lyndon Davies, aged 56, joined the Board on 5 October 2017 and is Chairman of Oxford Diecast (“Oxford”), a business founded in 1993. He remains the majority shareholder of LCD Enterprises Limited the ultimate owner of the Oxford Diecast brands. Lyndon is a highly-experienced model and hobby professional with 40 years’ experience in the industry and has built Oxford Diecast into a successful international business over the past two decades focused on diecast vehicles, aircraft and, more recently, rail based products.

Chief Financial Officer:  Kirstie Gould

Kirstie Gould, aged 44, was appointed to the board on 4 January 2018. Kirstie has spent over 2 years with Hornby as a consultant in the finance department previous to this appointment. Kirstie qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1997 and since then has held senior management and directorship roles across a number of high growth SME firms including Affini Technology Limited (part of the TTG Group) and Gamma Communications 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.

Non-Executive Director: James Wilson

James Wilson, aged 31, was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2017. James is a partner at Phoenix Asset Management which controls the funds that own 71.5% of the ordinary shares of Hornby Plc. James has a Master’s degree in engineering from Durham University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Non-Executive Director: John Stansfield

John Stansfield, aged 63, was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 4 January 2018. John is a qualified accountant and spent 31 years with the Group, completing 12 years as Group Finance Director. John helped deliver some of the Group’s most profitable years and has a wealth of experience in the toy and hobby sectors.


  • Company Secretary:  Kirstie Gould