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Board of Directors and Company Secretary

Anthony Wild Anthony Wild

Non-Executive Chairman

was appointed to the board as senior independent director in March 2001 and as Chairman in December 2017. He is a chartered accountant and prominent local businessman. He chairs the Audit and Remuneration committees of the board.
Mark Halstead Mark Halstead

Group Chief Executive

has been with the group for over thirty years having held senior management positions both in the UK and abroad. He was appointed group chief executive in April 2002.
Gordon Oliver Gordon Oliver

Group Finance Director

is a chartered accountant. After qualifying with KPMG followed by financial positions in industry, he joined the company in 1987 as group financial controller. He was appointed group finance director in 1999.
David Drillingcourt

Group Company Secretary

is a chartered accountant and trained with KPMG in Manchester.  He joined the Group in 1996 and became Finance Director of Phoenix Distribution in 2001, before holding the same position at Polyflor Limited from 2005.  He was appointed Group Company Secretary in April 2013.
Steve Hall Steve Hall

Senior Independent Director

was appointed to the board as an independent director in January 2012 and Senior Independent Director in December 2017. Until September 2009 he was a Director of Corporate Banking for 21 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland where he had accountability for corporate SME’s and quoted company clients. He also gained broad experience in mergers, acquisitions and disposals.
Michael Halstead

Independent Director

was appointed to the board as an independent director in December 2017.
Russell Whiting

Independent Director

was appointed to the board as an independent director in December 2017.
Anthony Wild, Steve Hall, Michael Halstead and Russell Whiting are members of the Audit and Remuneration committees of the Board. Mark Halstead and Gordon Oliver attend the Audit committee. The Nomination committee consists of the whole Board.