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.
Daniel Carter, age 25, was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 16 July 2020. Daniel is currently an analyst at Phoenix Asset Management and does not hold any other directorships. Daniel graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc (Hons) in Economics.
Daniel holds no shares in the Company but has an interest in the Aurora Investment Trust which owns 14.2% of the ordinary shares of the Company. Accordingly, Daniel has an indirect beneficial interest in the ordinary shares of the Company. Daniel acquired his interest in the Aurora Investment Trust on the same terms as any other investor and does not control how the shares in the Company, owned by the Aurora Investment Trust, are voted.