Daniel Patrick Wright (Executive Chairman)
Dan Wright was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2017 and subsequently assumed the role of Executive Chairman from 4 February 2018. He previously spent eight years at NorthEdge Capital, a lower mid-market private equity fund targeting businesses, where he was founder Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Portfolio with primary responsibility for financial, development, portfolio and operating matters. Dan held a Board role at Accrol Group Holdings Limited, prior to its IPO, from July 2014 to June 2016. Dan has also held previous roles at Cable Partners LLC, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and RBS.
Gareth Paul Jenkins, (Chief Executive Officer)
Gareth Jenkins was appointed as a Director and Chief Executive Officer on 11 September 2017. He joined the Company after having spent 24 years at DS Smith plc, one of Europe’s leading packaging companies which manufactures corrugated solutions for the retail, FMCG and industrial markets. He spent the last four years as Managing Director of the UK & Ireland packaging division and has extensive strategy, commercial, M&A and operational experience, gained in both the UK and in Europe.
Steven James Townsley (Chief Financial Officer)
Steve was appointed as a Director and Chief Financial Officer on 11 June 2018. He joined the company from the UK’s second largest boiler installer, Help-Link, where he served as CFO for 2 years. During his time at Help-Link, he was instrumental in establishing and delivering the turnaround strategy whilst protecting cash. Prior to this, he served a number of finance roles across retail and distribution businesses including Dixons, Safeway and Exertis. He has extensive knowledge of managing growth, both organic and acquisitive.
Simon Allport (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Simon Allport was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 10 October 2018. He has 32 years’ experience in the professional services industry, first making partner at Arthur Andersen and rising to managing partner for the North of England and Scotland at Ernst & Young. He retired from Ernst & Young in 2017 and has since taken a small number of non-executive and consultancy roles. Simon is Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Euan Graeme Hamilton (Independent Non-executive Director)
Euan is an international finance executive with over 35 years’ experience. Much of his career was spent at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, until his retirement in 2011, during which time he held numerous roles, chiefly within the Leveraged Finance Division and latterly as Deputy CEO of the Non-Core Division. In 2013, Euan joined Bank of Cyprus Group as Director in the group’s Restructuring and Recoveries Division, a role he held until 2015. He is currently a consultant for Bank of Cyprus and a non-executive director of the UK plc subsidiary. Euan joined the Board on 27 August 2018. Euan is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.