Directors

Avril Palmer-Baunack

Executive Chairman

Avril has over 20 years of executive experience with leading businesses in the UK automotive, support services, industrial engineering and insurance services sectors. Through a number of high profile industry roles, Avril has acquired significant experience of delivering operational improvements and implementing business turnarounds, executing organic and acquisitive growth strategies and a track record of delivering shareholder value in a public environment.

Avril is currently Chairman of Redde plc. Avril has also held a broad range of executive roles throughout the automotive industry, with experience in companies engaged in vehicle salvage, car hire, auctions, transportation, distribution, logistics, vehicle processing and infrastructure.

Avril was previously Non-Executive Chairman and Deputy CEO of Stobart Group Limited, one of the largest British multimodal logistics companies with interests in transport, distribution and infrastructure. Prior to this Avril was CEO of Autologic Holdings Plc, the largest finished vehicle logistics company in the UK and Europe. She joined Autologic from Universal Salvage Plc, where she held the position of CEO from March 2005 until the sale of the company to Copart UK Ltd in June 2007.

Tim Lampert

Chief Financial Officer

Tim Lampert started his career in manufacturing companies before joining a division of Bombardier Inc in finance roles in the UK and the Middle East. He joined Autologic Holdings plc in 1997 and held various roles including Finance, Logistics, Projects and Managing Director. He was also involved in a number of acquisitions and disposals and, ultimately, the successful sale of this company. Tim was instrumental in the acquisition of BCA and has a wide range of experience of the requirements of growth for large businesses.

James Corsellis

Non-Executive Director

James Corsellis founded Marwyn, the asset management and corporate finance group, in 2002 with Mark Brangstrup Watts. James is joint managing partner of Marwyn Capital LLP, which provides corporate finance advice, and Marwyn Investment Management LLP, which provides asset management solutions and investment advisory services. James is a Director of Marwyn Asset Management Limited, a regulated fund manager, and is also a trustee of the Marwyn Trust. James has held board positions on several Official List and AIM listed companies, including as Chairman of Entertainment One Limited and Director of Breedon Aggregates Limited and Concateno plc, amongst others. James is currently an Executive Director of Gloo Networks plc, Safe Harbour Holdings plc, Wilmcote Holdings plc and Le Chameau Group plc.

Mark Brangstrup Watts

Non-Executive Director

Mark Brangstrup Watts founded Marwyn, the asset management and corporate finance group, in 2002 with James Corsellis. Mark is joint managing partner of Marwyn Capital LLP, which provides corporate finance advice, and Marwyn Investment Management LLP, which provides asset management solutions and investment advisory services. Mark is a Director of Marwyn Asset Management Limited, a regulated fund manager, and is also a trustee of the Marwyn Trust. Mark has held board positions on several Official List and AIM listed companies, including Entertainment One Limited, Advanced Computer Software plc, Inspicio plc, Melorio plc and Talarius plc, amongst others. Mark is currently a Non-Executive Director of Zegona Communications plc and an Executive Director of Gloo Networks plc, Safe Harbour Holdings plc, Wilmcote Holdings plc and Le Chameau Group plc.

Stephen Gutteridge

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Stephen has an extensive range of industrial and public company experience, both as an executive and non-executive director across the oil and gas, utilities, packaging, training and education sectors. He has held the role of Chairman at Nighthawk Energy plc between 2011 and 2014, was at President Energy plc between 2007 and 2011 and also at Star Energy Group plc from its IPO through to its acquisition by Petronas. Stephen's executive experience includes his role as Managing Director of Supply at Seeboard plc during its time as a £1.5bn publicly listed utility company. Stephen is currently a non-executive director of Fulcrum Utility Services plc.

Jon Kamaluddin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jon, is a fellow of the institute of Chartered Accountants and has a strong background in finance, retail and e-commerce. Jon was, until October 2013, International Director of ASOS plc, having also held the role of Finance Director and Company Secretary between 2004 and 2009. He was instrumental to ASOS plc’s significant growth and led its global expansion.  Jon served on the ASOS main board throughout his tenure, during which time ASOS market capitalisation grew from £30m to £4bn.

Jon is the Senior Independent director at FarFetch.com a leading luxury clothing marketplace and Non-Executive Chairman of Klarna a privately owned digital payments business based in Stockholm.

Piet Coelewij

Independent Non-Executive Director

Piet is a multilingual Dutch national who has an extensive international background and a proven track record of leading growth businesses in innovative and disruptive business environments. Piet is Vice President of Global Operations of US-based Sonos, a wireless HiFi equipment manufacturer, having previously been Managing Director, Europe. He has previously held senior positions at Amazon.com in the UK between 2007 and 2011 and at Phillips Consumer Electronics in China between 2004 and 2006. Piet's extensive digital experience and background will support the Company's digital growth opportunities.

David Lis

Independent Non-Executive Director

David was Chief Investment Officer, Equities and Multi Assets, of Aviva Investors before his retirement in March 2016. David began his career as an investment analyst at NatWest, following which he became a fund manager at J Rothschild Investment Management and Morgan Grenfell. David founded Windsor Investment Management, serving as managing director until its acquisition by RBS fund management arm, Capital House. David joined Norwich Union Investment Management in 1997 (later merging to form Aviva Investors), before becoming Head of Equities in 2012 and subsequently Chief Investment Officer, Equities and Multi Assets.

David is a non-executive director of Melrose Industries plc and Electra Private Equity plc.

David is also a director of The Investor Forum, a body launched in 2014 with the backing of the National Association of Pension Funds, the Association of British Insurers and the Investment Association, which aims to promote the value of long-term investment by facilitating better engagement between UK public companies and their shareholders.