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.
Joanne Carolyn Lake (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Joanne has over 30 years’ experience in accountancy and investment banking primarily with Panmure Gordon, Evolution Securities, Williams de Broë and Price Waterhouse. She is Deputy Chairman of AIM quoted Mattioli Woods plc and Main Market listed Henry Boot PLC and is also a non-executive director of AIM quoted Gateley (Holdings) Plc and Morses Club PLC. Joanne was appointed to the Board on 10th June 2016. Joanne is Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Stephen Hammett (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Steve has over 25 years’ experience with Tesco plc both in the UK as well as internationally. He has held various CEO roles with Tesco in Turkey, Thailand, Czech Republic and Slovakia. More recently, Steve was the President of Al Futtaim Private, and responsible for the growth of its retail brands, through c.400 stores in nine Middle East and North Africa markets. Steve currently holds a position on the Food Board of the Co-operative Group in the role of interim customer director, responsible for c.3,000 stores. Steve was appointed to the Board on 10th June 2016.