Ian McHoul Chairman BSc, C.A

Chairman, British, aged 59, appointed to the Board on 25 February 2019; Chairman of the Nominations Committee; Ian ceased being a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees on becoming Chairman on 21 May 2019.

He is currently Non-Executive Director of Bellway, Young & Co’s Brewery, where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Britvic, where he is also Senior Independent Director. He was formerly a Non-Executive Director of at Wood Group (2017 to 2018) and Premier Foods (from 2004 to 2013).

He held several senior roles in his executive career including Chief Financial Officer at Amec Foster Wheeler between 2008 to 2017, Group Finance Director Scottish & Newcastle from 1998 to 2008, and Director, Finance & Strategy, Inntrepreneur Pub Group from 1995 to 1998. Prior to this he held several roles with Foster’s Brewing Group and qualified as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales when with KPMG.

Stephen Bird Group Chief Executive MA

Group Chief Executive, British, aged 59, appointed to the Board on 14 April 2009.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of Dialight plc. He was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Umeco plc.

He was responsible for setting up Weir's Oil & Gas Division, part of Weir Group plc, and was its Managing Director until he left to join Vitec. Prior to this he worked in senior roles at Danaher Corporation, Black & Decker, Unipart Group, Hepworth PLC and Technicolor Group.

Stephen has an MA from St. John's College, Cambridge.

Martin Green Acting Group Finance Director MA, MBA and ACCA

Acting Group Finance Director, British, aged 51, appointed 4 January 2017. Martin has been with the Group since April 2003 in a variety of roles, most recently as Group Business Development & HR Director.

Martin is an ACCA-qualified accountant and began his Vitec career in financial reporting. He has an MA in Law from Trinity Hall, Cambridge and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He trained and qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters & Alliance in the UK.

Previously he held corporate development positions at Bunzl plc, at a broadcast equipment rental business and worked in investment banking at N M Rothschild.


Christopher Humphrey Non-Executive Director BA, MBA and FCMA

Non-Executive, independent, British, aged 62, appointed to the Board on 1 December 2013; Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

He is also a Non-Executive Director of SDL PLC, Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of AVEVA Group plc and Non-Executive Chairman of Eckoh plc. He was formerly Group Chief Executive Officer of Anite plc, holding that position from 2008 until August 2015. Previously he was their Group Finance Director between 2003 and 2008. He has held senior positions in finance at Conoco, Eurotherm International plc and Critchley Group plc.

He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Alterian plc between 2011 and 2012. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Fellow of CIMA.

Richard Tyson Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive, independent, British, aged 49, appointed to the Board on 2 April 2018; member of the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Richard is currently Chief Executive Officer of TT Electronics plc, holding that position since 2014. He was formerly President of the Aerospace & Security Division of Cobham plc from 2008 – 2014 and a member of their Executive Committee. He was previously responsible for TRW Aeronautical Systems (formerly part of Lucas Industries) European aftermarket business before joining Cobham plc in 2003 to run its Flight Refuelling Division.

Richard is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Caroline Thomson Non-Executive Director BA and D.Univ

Non-executive, independent, British, aged 65, appointed to the Board on 1 November 2015; Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.

She is currently Chair of Digital UK, a Non-Executive Director of UKGI and Chair of its Remuneration Committee, and a trustee of Tullie House Gallery in Cumbria. She has been Chair of Oxfam UK’s trustees since January 2017.

She was formerly Executive Director of English National Ballet. Until September 2012 Caroline was Chief Operating Officer at the BBC, serving 12 years as a member of the Executive Board.

Caroline received an honorary doctorate from York University in 2013 and was made an honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria in 2015. She is a member of the Council of the University of York, a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and a trustee of The Conversation.

Duncan Penny Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive, independent, British, aged 56, appointed to the Board on 1 September 2018; member of the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Duncan is currently Chief Executive at XP Power holding that position since February 2003 and was previously its Finance Director from April 2000 to 2003. Prior to XP Power, Duncan held senior roles with Dell Computer Corporation and LSI Logic Corporation and was an audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand.

Jon Bolton Group Company Secretary FCIS, LLB, LLM

Group Company Secretary, British, aged 53, appointed October 2008.

Previously Company Secretary of Waste Recycling Group. Prior to this he held company secretarial positions at GlaxoSmithKline, where he trained as a company secretary and Cable & Wireless where he was Deputy Company Secretary.

He holds a bachelor of law degree, a Masters in Legal Practice and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.