Ian LawsonEXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Appointed to the Board as Executive Chairman in April 2020, Chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk and Remuneration Committees.
Ian brings over 15 years’ public company board-level experience across both the support services and engineering sectors. He retired from Severfield PLC in January 2018 after serving over four years as Chief Executive, and prior to this he was a main board director of Kier Group PLC from 2005 to 2013, with responsibilities for the Services, Property and Residential Divisions. Ian is also the Non-executive Chairman of Billington Holdings Plc and NJDR Group Ltd and a Non-executive Director of Tolent Plc. Ian is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building. As Executive Chairman, Ian oversees both the operational and strategic running of the business.
SENIOR INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Richard ThomsonSENIOR INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Appointed to the Board in September 2019, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk and Nominations Committees.
Richard has over eighteen years’ experience as an independent director and board-level advisor. He began his career at Rothschild where he spent seven years, followed by five years as Senior Executive Director at Alcentra, a global asset management firm. Richard has two masters degrees from St Catherine’s College Oxford and holds the Securities Institute diploma from The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment as well as the Financial Times Non-executive Director diploma.
Albert EllisNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Appointed to the Board in March 2020, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
Albert brings considerable experience in the staffing and human capital sector having spent over 21 years at Harvey Nash, the technology recruitment and IT solutions group. Albert held the position of Group Chief Executive Officer for 14 years, and prior to that, Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, Albert also held a number of senior finance roles within Hays Plc, the FTSE 250 recruitment company. Albert is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is also currently a Trustee of Asia House.