Speedy Hire PLC (SDY.L)
SDY.L on London Stock Exchange
18 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019
Change (% chg)
|2015||Chief Executive, Executive Director|
|2016||Group Finance Director, Executive Director|
|2016||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2016||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|Mr. Russell Down serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in April 2015 and promoted to Chief Executive in July 2015. Russell was formerly Group Finance Director (from 2008 to 2015) at Hyder Consulting Plc (‘Hyder’), the multinational design and engineering consultancy. He spent 17 years in total at Hyder in a number of senior roles, including five years as Group Financial Controller and six years as Regional Finance and Commercial Director for the Middle East operations based in Dubai. Russell is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified with KPMG, and has previously worked for container leasing company Cronos as Director of Accounting.|
|Mr. Chris Morgan serves as Group Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in April 2016. Chris is a highly experienced Finance Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Before joining Speedy, Chris was Chief Financial Officer at Go Outdoors, the UK’s leading retailer of outdoor equipment and clothing, since 2012. He was previously Chief Financial Officer at Focus DIY, and before that held a number of senior finance positions at Tesco including Group Controller from 1999 to 2004, and more recently as Finance Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.|
|Mr. David Garman serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed as Non-Executive Director in June 2017. David brings a broad range of industrial experience to the Board. He is currently Senior Independent Director at John Menzies plc, a Non-Executive Director at Troy Income & Growth Trust plc and a Director of several private companies. He was previously Chief Executive of TDG plc (now TDG Limited), a European contract logistics and supply chain management business, an Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc and held a variety of management roles at United Biscuits. He was also the Senior Independent Director at St Modwen Properties Plc and Phoenix IT plc, and a Non-Executive director at Kewill plc and Victoria plc.|
|Mr. Rob Barclay serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He was Appointed to the Board in April 2016 as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. Rob brings a wealth of sector experience to the Board. He is currently Managing Director UK, Ireland and Middle East of SIG plc, the market leading supplier of specialist products to the building and construction industry. Rob joined SIG plc, a FTSE 250 company, in 1997 and has held various senior management roles within the business including Managing Director of SIG Distribution, having led its creation by bringing together the Group’s UK insulations, interiors, construction accessories and fixings businesses. Prior to joining SIG, Rob was a Regional Manager for a global wood products company based in New Zealand, from where he originates.|
|Mr. Bob Contreras serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board in December 2015 as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Appointed as Senior Independent Director on 31 March 2016. Bob brings extensive asset rental and sector experience to the Board, as Speedy continues to focus on becoming a more lean, efficient and customer-focussed business. Bob was Chief Executive at Northgate plc, the FTSE 250 leading light commercial vehicle hire business in both the UK and Spain between June 2010 and January 2017, having joined the business as Finance Director in June 2008. Prior to his appointment at Northgate, Bob was President of the Surgical Division of Mölnlycke Health Care Group, a worldleading manufacturer of products and services for the professional healthcare sector. He was also previously Chief Executive and Finance Director of private equity backed Damovo Group S.A., and Group Finance Director of Azlan Group plc.|
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