The Board

Jeremy Brade

Acting Chairman and Non-executive Director (a) (r) (n)

Jeremy joined the Board in 2009. He is a Director of Harwood Capital Management where he is the senior private equity partner. Jeremy has served on the boards of several private and publicly listed international companies. Formerly Jeremy was a diplomat in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and before that an Army officer. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

John Foster - Managing Director

John Foster

Chief Executive

John joined the Board on 26 January 2005. He is a Chartered Accountant and previously served as Finance Director for software company Macro 4 plc and toy retailer, Hamleys plc. Prior to joining Hamleys, he spent three years in charge of acquisitions and disposals at FTSE 250 company Ascot plc and before that worked for nine years as a venture capitalist with a leading investment bank in the City.

Robert Johnston

Non-executive Director

Robert joined the Board on 13 June 2017. Mr Johnston is an experienced non- executive director and investment professional and has served on the boards of several quoted companies in both North America and in UK, including Fyffes PLC and Supremex, Inc. He represents the Company’s largest shareholder, “The Article 6 Marital Trust, created under the First Amended and Restated Jerry Zucker Revocable Trust dated 4-2-07” (“The Article 6 Marital Trust”), which has a beneficial holding of 3,596,553 ordinary Shares, representing 28.92% of the Company’s issued share capital.

Carol Bishop

Company secretary

Carol Bishop joined the Company on 5 December 2011. She is a Chartered Accountant and has previously worked for London Mining plc, an AIM listed company as Group Reporting manager. Prior to this she spent three years at Hanson plc and six years at the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company

(a) Member of the Audit Committee
(n) Member of the Nominations Committee
(r) Member of the Remuneration Committee

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