BRYCE BROOKS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

Appointed

March 2010 as CFO, promoted to CEO in September 2018.

Skills and experience

Holds a degree in civil engineering and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PwC) in 1989.

Ten years as a Finance Director at Marlowe Holdings, an American-owned industrial products distribution group, as well as a group corporate development role.

External appointments

None.

Board Committees

Member of the AIM Compliance and Corporate Governance Committee and other committees by invitation.

Russell Cash FCA

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND COMPANY SECRETARY

 

Appointed

November 2018.

Skills and experience

Qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PwC) in 1991.

Spent 27 years working as a turnaround and restructuring professional, 20 years with PwC prior to taking Partner roles at Baker Tilly (now RSM International) from 2008 to 2013 and FRP Advisory from 2013 to 2018. At both Baker Tilly and FRP he played a key role in the success and expansion at both firms. Russell’s experience in effecting change both in terms of operational improvement and cash management should serve the Group well given the focus in each of these areas in 2019 and beyond.

External appointments

None.

Board Committees

Member of the AIM Compliance and Corporate Governance Committee and other committees by invitation.

ROGER MCDOWELL

NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIR

 

 

 

 

 

Appointed

June 2020 as Independent Director, and Non-Executive Chair from August 2020.

Skills and experience

Roger is a highly successful businessman and entrepreneur, with a strong record of delivering shareholder value.  He was Managing Director of Oliver Ashworth for 18 years before IPO and subsequent sale to Saint-Gobain, and won The Sunday Times AIM Non-Executive Director of the Year award in 2017 for his Chairmanship of Avingtrans plc, a precision engineering business.

External appointments

• Non-Executive Chair of Hargreaves Services plc, Avingtrans plc and Brand Architekts Group plc
• Senior Non-Executive Director of Tribal Group plc
• Non-Executive Director of Proteome Sciences plc, Augean plc and British Smaller Companies VCT II plc

Board Committees

Chair of Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit, Remuneration and AIM Compliance and Corporate Governance Committees.

Nigel Richens

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND SENIOR INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

 

  

 

  

Appointed

May 2014.

Skills and experience

23 years within the accountancy sector at partner level with PwC. Experienced adviser to listed and private equity-owned businesses across manufacturing, distribution, construction and engineering sectors, bringing wide commercial experience and extensive knowledge of corporate governance, compliance, risk management and financial matters.

External appointments

Trustee of various charities.

Board Committees

Chair of the Audit, Remuneration and AIM Compliance and Corporate Governance Committees and member of the Nomination Committee.

Other

In his role as Senior Independent Director, Nigel acts as a sounding board and intermediary for the Chair and other Board members. He leads the performance evaluation of the Chair and attends meetings with major Shareholders and analysts to gain an understanding of any issues or concerns.

Jamie Brooke

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

  

 

  

Appointed

March 2022.

Skills and experience

James has had successful roles in listed and private equity fund management, originally starting out with 3i plc. Over his 30 year career, having sat on 20 different boards, he has focused on driving shareholder value and has gained experience covering fund management and investing, strategy and governance, M&A, audit and consultancy. Most recently he worked with Hanover Investors and, prior to this, James spent twelve years with the Volantis team under the umbrellas of Lombard Odier, Henderson and Gartmore. He trained as an ACA with Deloitte.

External appointments

Chapel Down Group Plc and Maitland Capital Limited

Board Committees

Member of the Audit, Remuneration and AIM Compliance and Corporate Governance Committees

Alisa Graham Webb (née Allardyce)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

  

 

  

Appointed

March 2022.

Skills and experience

Ailsa has held a number of lead-operational management roles including at TNT and Brammer Buck and Hickman. Until 2019, Ailsa was Chief Operating Officer for the UK, Ireland and Iceland territories at Brammer Buck and Hickman, the UK subsidiary of Rubix Group, Europe’s largest supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services. In 2019, Ailsa joined HSS Hire Services, Scotland, one of the UK’s largest equipment rental companies, where she is Managing Director and, in early 2021 she took over as Managing Director for ABird and Apex Power Solutions, two service business parts of HSS Group. Ailsa has a deep understanding of the industrials distribution sector, including within e-commerce where she has a wealth of digital transformation expertise driving revenue growth through e-commerce strategies.

External appointments

N/A

Board Committees

Member of the Audit, Remuneration and AIM Compliance and Corporate Governance Committees

Key:

Committee Chair

Audit

Nomination

Remuneration

AIM Compliance and Corporate Governance

For more information, view Governance