John Stansfield, aged 65, was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in August 2018. Prior to that, he had been a non-executive Director of the Company, having been appointed 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.
Lyndon Davies, aged 59, 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 & Company Secretary
Kirstie Gould, aged 47, 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.
James Wilson, aged 34, 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 74.7% of the ordinary shares of Hornby Plc. James has a Master’s degree in engineering from Durham University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.