John Crabtee OBE
NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN (R,N)
John CrabteeNON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN (R,N)
Appointed to the Board in March 2005 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chairman in 2011. A member of the Remuneration and Nomination committees.
John was the senior partner of Wragge & Co, the Birmingham based corporate law firm and whilst in this role John was responsible for the firm's evolution into a leading national and international practice. John has a number of business interests, including being Non-Executive Chairman of Real Estate Investors plc, SLR Holdings Limited and the charity Sense. John was appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands in January 2017.
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (N)
Chris PullenGROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (N)
Chris joined Staffline in September 2015 and was initially responsible for Group Mergers and Acquisitions. He was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer and an Executive member of the Board in June 2016. He was appointed Group Chief Executive in January 2018. A member of the Nominations Committee.
Chris joined the Group from Regus PLC, the FTSE 250 listed provider of flexible working solutions, where he was Global Managing Director of its core Office division. He has previously held the role of CEO of APCOA Parking (UK) Ltd, which provides parking services across the UK, where he led a turnaround and subsequent significant growth, as well as senior management positions at itc Legal Services Ltd and National Car Parks Limited. Chris was formerly an officer in the Coldstream Guards and holds an MBA from the University of Durham Business School.
GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (N)
Mike WattsGROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (N)
Mike was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer and an Executive member of the Board in January 2018. Mike initially joined Staffline in February 2017 as the Finance Director of PeoplePlus, one of the two Staffline trading divisions. A member of the Nominations Committee.
Prior to Staffline Mike was at Capita plc where he was Finance Director of Trustmarque, an IT software provider, and formally Finance Director of FERA, a food and environmental research establishment. Before Capita plc Mike was at Experian plc, where he was Finance Director for its UK Marketing Services division where he was instrumental in returning the division to growth.
Mike is a chartered accountant, having qualified with PwC and has a Ph.D from Cambridge University in Materials Science.
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (N)
Andy HogarthNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (N)
Appointed to the Board in November 2004 as Finance Director, becoming Managing Director in 2005 and was appointed Group Chief Executive in 2009. A member of the Nominations committee.
Andy has held senior roles in a wide range of businesses including retail, support services, healthcare, hospitality and construction. As Finance Director he led the MBO and subsequent trade sale in 2002 of Pipeline Constructors Group, a £100m utility services business. He currently sits on the board of an elderly care charity, is a Governor of two RSA academy schools and is the non-executive Chairman of the Birmingham Hippodrome, the UK’s largest theatre. He is also a Director of Hogarths Hotels, two boutique hotels in Solihull and Kidderminster. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) as well as a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a Certified NLP coach. Having successfully led the Company for 10 years, Andy stepped down as Chief Executive in January 2018.
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (A, R, N)
Ed BarkerNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (A, R, N)
Appointed to the board in November 2014. Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration and Nomination committees.
Ed has over 13 years of experience in the retail sector working across a number of senior financial and operational functions including; Group Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Tax, Pensions, Group Financial Controller and Retail & Logistics Finance. Prior to working in industry, he achieved his professional ACA qualification with PwC in 1998, and was made an FCA in 2013.
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (A,R, N)
Tracy LewisNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (A,R, N)
Appointed to the board in August 2016. Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration committees and a member of the Audit committee.
Tracy has over 30 years’ experience within the retail and manufacturing sectors having held a number of senior positions. She has considerable experience in leadership roles as well as sales, marketing, product and business development functions. Tracy is currently Executive Chairman of tech marketing company ITG Topco Limited. She was CEO of Wacoal Europe (formerly Eveden Group), a leading designer, manufacturer and global distributor of premium lingerie and swimwear brands and oversaw its sale to Japanese headquartered Wacoal Holdings Corp. in 2012. Her previous executive roles included management positions at Marks & Spencer Plc, Mothercare Plc and Next Plc. Tracy was also a Non-Executive Director of Original Additions (Beauty) Ltd.