Directors and Officers
Bill was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman on 3rd August 2018 having originally joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 8th May 2009. He is a Chartered Accountant (Scotland) and, after qualifying, began his career with Whitbread PLC in 1974, where he served as a Board Director for 10 years until his retirement in 2004. Bill has significant PLC board experience and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of St. Modwen Properties PLC and Non-Executive Director of LSL Property Services PLC. He has previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of Aegon UK PLC and Non-Executive Director of Rank Group PLC, Barratt Developments PLC and Matalan PLC.
Chief Executive Officer
Chris was appointed as Chief Executive on 3rd January 2014. He joined the Group in 1984 and has significant experience in the Textile Services industry. Chris was appointed Managing Director of the Textile Rental business on 1st January 2008, joined the Board on 9th September 2008 and assumed responsibility for the dry cleaning business as part of the combined Textile Services division at the time of restructuring in 2012. Chris is also a Director of the European Textile Services Association.
Chief Financial Officer
Yvonne has significant experience in the Textile Services industry having joined the Group as Group Management Accountant in 1984 after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins and Sells. Appointed as Company Secretary and Financial Controller in 1985, Yvonne joined the Board as Finance Director on 31st August 2007. Yvonne is also a non-Executive Director of NWF Group PLC.
Chief Operating Officer
Peter was appointed as Chief Operating Officer on 1 April 2018. He joined the Group in 1998 and has significant experience in the Textile Services Industry. Prior to his appointment to the Board, Peter was the Managing Director of Johnsons Apparelmaster, the Groups workwear rental business, having previously held a number of senior roles within that business, including Operations Director. Peter is also a member of the European Textile Service Association.
Nick joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1st January 2016. Nick has considerable experience in business to business service industries having been Managing Director of the Local Government division of Ferrovial-owned public services business Amey, Managing Director of Biffa Waste Services Collections Division and Managing Director of ATS Euromaster (Michelin). Nick’s early career was spent at Mobil Oil Company, leaving as Managing Director of the UK business, having previously held roles in sales, marketing and operations as well as key project roles in finance and IT. Nick is also a Non-Executive Director of Transport for Wales.
Chris joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 29 August 2018. A Chartered Accountant by training, he has a background in a variety of sectors, including support services, distribution, construction and defence. Since retiring from full time executive roles in 2007, where he spent the last 16 years as Group Finance Director for two FTSE 250 support services companies, Chris has pursued a non-executive career spanning publicly quoted companies, a private family business and a partnership and has chaired five audit committees and one pension fund. Chris is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Workspace Group PLC (where he is also the Senior Independent Director), Keller Group PLC and South East Water Limited as well as Chair of Trustees for the Slaughter and May Pension Fund.
Tim was appointed as Company Secretary on 1st January 2014, in addition to his existing role of Group Financial Controller. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG LLP in 2003, Tim joined the Group in 2005 as Group Financial Accountant. He also held the position of Finance Director at SGP, prior to the Group selling the business in 2013.