The Board is responsible for directing, providing appropriate advice, and supervising the Company’s business strategy, and is responsible to shareholders for the Group’s financial and operational performance as well as its risk management. The Board delegates the development and implementation of Group strategy and day-to-day management issues to the Executive Directors.
The Board is made up of two Executive Directors, and three Non-Executive Directors. The Board is satisfied that between the Directors, it has an effective and appropriate balance of independence on the one hand, and knowledge of the Company on the other, to enable it to discharge its duties and responsibilities effectively.
Andrew has more than 30 years’ experience in technology-dependent businesses, primarily in the Retail and Telecoms sectors. He began his career in the Mars Group, progressing through various marketing roles before joining Kingfisher Group in a senior marketing role.
His experience included senior marketing and commercial roles before moving into general management, and he has run major divisions of Daisy and Zen Internet, as well as gaining experience as CEO of Ideal Shopping Direct Plc.
He has a particular focus on customer excellence and has received several awards on behalf of his businesses for delivering outstanding service.
She was previously CFO of Push Doctor, a provider of online GP services, and has held senior finance roles in Sky Betting & Gaming, Coral Interactive and Sky.
She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants having trained with Smith & Williamson in London. In recent years she has been recognised with accolades in both the Yorkshire and Northern Finance Director Awards.
Philip Hanson, Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Philip is Non-Executive Director of the Bettys & Taylors Group. He was a Director of the French and Australian entities of the Goelet family wine business (SCEA Domaine de Nizas and Red Earth Nominees Pty Ltd respectively) until December 2020. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Silver Blue LLC which oversees the worldwide agriculture assets of the Goelet family. Philip was a Director of Travelex Card Services Ltd until December 2015.
Mark is a Non-Executive Director of Political Holdings Limited US and Shutdown Maintenance Services Limited.