David Martin Bralsford MSc, FCA, FCT, Non-Executive Chairman
Date of appointment as Director: 1 November 2007
Martin qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1970, before obtaining a Masters degree in Economics at the London Business School in 1974.
He is Chairman of Channel Islands based portfolio management, stockbroking and funds business Collins Stewart (CI) Ltd. He was formerly Chief Executive of C.I. Traders Ltd, the largest corporate employer in the Channel Islands, which was AIM quoted prior to its take-over by a private equity consortium in July 2007. He was previously Chief Executive of Le Riche Group Ltd, before its acquisition by C.I.Traders in 2002 and a former Group MD of Premier Brands Ltd.
Martin has also served as President of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of the Training and Employment Partnership in Jersey. He chairs the Nomination Committee and also sits on the Boards of a number of other listed or private companies.
Michael Robert Montague Hall BAcc CA, Chief Executive
Date of appointment as Director: 7 August 2000
In 1995 Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Scotland and joined Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Jersey. As a manager, Michael worked on both audit and corporate finance assignments for a variety of listed companies including Flying Flowers. Michael joined Flying Flowers as financial controller of the Collectibles division in July 1999. He was appointed Finance Director of Communitie.com in August 2000 and Chief Executive of The Stanley Gibbons Group Limited from 1 July 2003. Michael is a member of the Nomination Committee.
Donal Peter James Duff, BAAF, FCA, AMCT Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director
Date of appointment as Director: 6 August 2009
After gaining a degree in accounting and finance, Donal qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in Ireland in 1991, transferring to its Jersey office (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1993 to work on a wide range of audit and corporate finance assignments.
Donal joined Le Riche Group Limited, a listed company, as Group Financial Controller in June 1996, became Company Secretary in 1999 and Director of Finance in 2000, positions he held until the company was acquired in 2002 by C.I Traders Limited, an AIM listed company which became the largest corporate employer in the Channel Islands. Donal was Director of Finance and Company Secretary of C.I. Traders until its subsequent acquisition by private equity investors in 2007, staying on until 2008. Donal was appointed Chief Operating Officer of The Stanley Gibbons Group plc on 17 March 2009 and became responsible for the Group’s Finance function on 4 November 2011. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Jersey Post International.
John Byfield, Corporate Development Director
Date of appointment as Director: 28 April 2010
John Byfield qualified as a Solicitor in 1978 and was senior partner of a substantial law practice for some 20 years. During that time he specialised in company and commercial law and advised many boards of both private and public companies. John acted as executive Chairman of Essentially Group, formerly AIM listed, from 2002 until the company was sold in October 2009. Jersey resident, he holds a variety of directorships including one with a Jersey Financial Services Commission regulated trust company. John joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 28 April 2010. On 1 February 2012 he became an Executive Director in a new role as Corporate Development Director.
Gen. Sir Michael John Wilkes KCB, CBE, Non-Executive and Senior Independent Director
Date of appointment as Director: 15 January 2008
Sir Michael Wilkes served in the British Army for 35 years, reaching the rank of Full General and has seen active service in Special Forces across the world. On leaving the Army in 1995 he was appointed Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of Jersey, where he served until retiring in 2000.
Sir Michael was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Le Riche Group Ltd in 2001 and subsequently Chairman. After overseeing its merger he became Deputy Chairman of C.I.Traders Ltd, the largest employer in the Channel Islands, until its take-over. Sir Michael holds other non-executive directorships across a range of activities and his outside interests include acting as a Trustee of the Nuffield Trust for the Services. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. He was appointed Senior Independent Director on 2 May 2012
Martin Paul Magee, CA, Non-Executive – Independent
Date of Appointment as Director: 1 August 2012
Martin qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Scotland in 1984. Following qualification he worked for nine years with Stakis plc, (now part of the Hilton Hotels Group) and then with Scottish Power plc in a variety of senior finance roles. In 2002 he was appointed Finance Director of Jersey Electricity plc. He is also Chairman of Jersey Deep Freeze Limited, a Director of the Channel Islands Electricity Grid Limited and a Non-Executive Director of the Newton Offshore Strategy Fund Limited. Martin was a member of the States of Jersey Public Accounts Committee until 2011. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Simon Perrée, Non-Executive – Independent
Date of Appointment as Director: 1 May 2013
Simon was born and is resident in Jersey. He co-founded online retailer Play.com in 1998. Play.com quickly became the largest private online retailer in the UK, with over 7 million customers and a catalogue of over 8 million products. After selling Play.com in 2011, Simon founded venture capital company NetCap and has since invested in several online businesses. With over 14 years’ experience in e-commerce, he has an in-depth knowledge of internet technology, operations and online marketing. Simon is a member of both the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
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