BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board currently comprises of a non-executive Chairman, two Executive Directors, and two other non-executive Directors.
Appointment date: 16 February 2015
Keith was appointed to the Board in February 2015 as Non-executive Chairman. Keith has served on the boards of public companies for over 28 years across a wide range of businesses and markets, with extensive experience in the retail sector. He is currently the senior independent non‑executive director of SuperGroup plc (a UK fashion retailer) and a non-executive director of Safestore Holdings plc (the UK’s largest self-storage group). He is also a non-executive director (and chairman of the audit committee) of the London Legacy Development Corporation. Keith’s previous roles include being managing director of Arsenal Holdings plc from 2000 to 2008 and chief executive officer of Storehouse plc (encompassing BHS and Mothercare) from 1993 to 1999. Keith has a BSc in management studies from the University of Manchester (Institute of Science and Technology).
Appointment date: 25 June 2018
Rob has over 25 years’ experience within the hospitality sector, most recently as Divisional Director Restaurants at Mitchells & Butlers responsible for the Harvester, Toby Carvery and Stonehouse brands. Prior to joining M&B, Rob has held senior positions at many other leading hospitality companies including: Bramwell, Stonegate, Town & City, Laurel, Spirit and Scottish & Newcastle Retail.
Appointment date: 2 June 2017
Mike was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 2 June 2017 having joined the Group on a short-term interim contract towards the end of March 2017. Mike is a Chartered Accountant with extensive corporate finance and hands-on financial and commercial management experience gained in senior positions at large multi-site retail and leisure businesses, including the last 20 years at major pub and bar companies. Most recently, he was chief financial officer of iNTERTAIN Ltd from 2009 until December 2016, when that company was sold to Stonegate Pub Company Limited. Prior to that, he was chief financial officer of Regent Inns plc from 2005 and held a number of senior accounting roles at Spirit Group (formerly with Scottish & Newcastle Retail), Esporta plc and First Leisure Corporation plc.
Appointment date: 16 February 2015
Michael joined the Board as an independent Non-executive Director in February 2015. Michael has held a variety of roles in UK public companies, including finance director of pub group Greene King plc from 1991 to 2005, non-executive director (and audit committee chairman) of Britvic plc from 2005 to 2014 and non-executive director (and audit committee chairman) of Spice plc (now EnServe Group Ltd) from 2006 to 2010. He was formerly a non-executive director, member of the remuneration and nomination committees, and chairman of the audit committee of Domino’s Pizza Group plc. Michael has a degree in natural sciences and engineering from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Appointment date: 1 January 2017
Jemima was appointed to the Board as an independent Non-executive Director at the beginning of 2017. Jemima is a marketer with experience spanning 20 years in many of the UK’s leading high street brands. She formed Jbird Consulting in 2013. She is currently working with The Co-operative Group as customer director, which she rejoined in January 2016 on an interim basis having worked there previously in various branding and marketing roles from 1996 to 2008.
Between 2010 and 2015, Jemima has held board positions at Moss Bros plc, the restaurant operator Tragus, and Musgrave Retails Partners (Budgens and Londis).