The Board is comprised of two Executive Directors and three Non-executive Directors.

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Richard Law

Non-executive Chairman

Date of Appointment

November 2019

Experience

Richard is an alumni of Imperial College and has a broad experience of business, engineering, corporate finance, technology and governance spanning 40 years.  Richard retired as Chief Executive Officer of AIM-quoted GB Group plc in 2017 having led the company from a market capitalisation of £5 million to £500 million and took up a portfolio role investing in and chairing both public and private companies.  As well as chairing The Pebble Group plc, Richard is currently the chairman of product intelligence and performance accelerator Vypr. Richard was previously chairman of car financing platform Zuto.

Skills brought to the Board                      

  • Extensive financial expertise
  • Extensive and diverse leadership experience
  • Sound practical understanding of corporate governance
  • Deep appreciation of investor sentiment   
  • Strong understanding of e-commerce and data solutions

External appointments

  • Non-executive Director and chairman at Vypr Validation Technologies Limited
  • Non-executive Director at Gudtouch Limited

Committee membership

  • Nomination - Chair
  • Audit - Member 
  • Remuneration - Member

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Christopher (Chris) Lee

Chief Executive Officer

Tenure

21 years

Experience

Chris led the private equity backed management buyout of Brand Addition in 2012 and 2017 and the acquisitions of Gateway CDI and Facilisgroup in 2016 and 2018 and the listing of The Pebble Group plc onto AIM in 2019.

Skills brought to the Board

  • Sound, proven leadership skills and a considered strategic approach, developing the Group’s capabilities for sustainable growth
  • Detailed understanding of the market and sector with significant knowledge of commercial, client and operational matters
  • Successful transaction and M&A experience
  • Client and supplier relationship management, contracting and negotiations
  • A thorough understanding of stakeholder priorities including the development of the senior team and Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues

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Claire Thomson

Chief Financial Officer

Tenure

13 years

Experience

Claire has led the finance, banking, legal and compliance aspects of the businesses which now comprise the Group for over 12 years, taking the role of Chief Financial Officer following the management buyout of Brand Addition in 2012. Claire is a qualified Chartered Accountant and, prior to joining the Group spent 11 years in audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, having joined in 1997. Claire has a BA Hons degree in English and American Literature from the University of Manchester.

Skills brought to the Board

  • Extensive finance, financial reporting and financial management expertise
  • Sound, proven leadership skills
  • Wide in-depth knowledge of each business area
  • Successful transaction and M&A experience
  • Significant experience of effective risk management and internal controls
  • Investor relations

External appointments

  • Director at Cheadle Hulme School

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Yvonne Monaghan

Independent Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Date of appointment

November 2019

Experience

Yvonne has been the Chief Financial Officer of Johnson Service Group PLC since 2007 and played an important role in returning the company to a growth strategy, managing a number of acquisitions and disposals. She was a Non-executive Director of NWF Group plc from 2013 until she stepped down from this role in September 2020.

Yvonne is a qualified Chartered Accountant and spent five years in audit at Deloitte Haskins & Sells, before joining Johnson Service Group PLC in 1984. Yvonne has a BSc Honours degree in Pharmacology and Physiology from the University of Manchester.

Skills brought to the Board

  • Extensive financial and financial reporting expertise
  • Sound practical understanding of corporate governance
  • Significant understanding of audit processes, risk management and controls
  • Deep appreciation of investor sentiment  

 External appointments

  • Chief Financial Officer of Johnson Service Group PLC
  • Elected to the CBI North West Regional Council with effect from 1 January 2021

Committee membership

  • Audit - Chair
  • Remuneration - Member
  • Nomination - Member

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Stuart Warriner

Independent Non-executive Director

Date of appointment

November 2019

Experience

Stuart has extensive corporate finance experience across a range of sectors, having spent over 30 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a partner in its corporate finance business. Stuart has an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Skills brought to the Board

  • Expertise in mergers and acquisitions 
  • Track record in advising Boards including on strategy and shareholder value 
  • Sound practical understanding of corporate governance

External appointments

  • Managing Director at GCA Altium since 2017.
  • Non-executive Director of strategy and communications agency Lodestone Oxford Limited

Committee membership

  • Remuneration - Chair
  • Audit - Member
  • Nomination - Member