Speedy Hire PLC (SDY.L)
SDY.L on London Stock Exchange
23 Aug 2019
23 Aug 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|
|2017||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|Mr. Russell Down serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. 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 LLP, 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. 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.|
|Ms. Rhian Bartlett is appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 June 2019. Rhian Bartlett is currently Customer and Digital Director at Screwfix Direct, a Kingfisher plc Group company, having previously held the position of Commercial Director. Prior to Screwfix Ms Bartlett was Director UK Trading at eBay, held various positions with J Sainsbury plc (including Business Unit Director and Head of On-line Merchandising) and was a Category Manager and Head of Online Marketing at Homebase.|
|Mr. Rob Todd Barclay serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Rob brings a wealth of sector experience to the Board. He was Managing Director UK, Ireland and Middle East of SIG plc, the FTSE 250 market leading supplier of specialist products to the building and construction industry between January 2013 and March 2018. Rob joined SIG, in 1997 and 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. Bob brings extensive asset rental and sector experience to the Board, as Speedy continues to focus on becoming a more lean, efficient and customer focused business. From December 2017 Bob has been Executive Chairman of Adler & Allan limited, a private equity backed Environmental Services Company. 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.|
|Mr. David Garman serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. David is an experienced independent director, corporate financier and turnaround specialist. He is non-executive Chairman of Liberty Living Group Plc, Liberty Living Finance plc, Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust plc and the Scottish Edge Fund, and a non-executive director of Mithras Investment Trust plc. David was previously senior partner for Scotland & Northern Ireland and a UK Executive Board member of Deloitte LLP, Co-Chairman of Martin Currie (Holdings) Limited, Chairman of Mouchel Group plc and Crest Nicholson plc and a non-executive director of City Inn Limited in each case standing down after completing the successful restructuring of these businesses. He was also Senior Independent Director of Renold plc, STV Group plc, Superglass Holdings plc and Scottish Financial Enterprise, and a Governor of The Glasgow School of Art.|
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