NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIR (A,R, N)
Tracy LewisNON-EXECUTIVE CHAIR (A,R, N)
Appointed to the board in August 2016. Chair of the Board and member of the Remuneration, Nomination and Audit committees.
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.
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 (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.
Dawn Ward CBE
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (A,R, N)
Dawn Ward CBENON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (A,R, N)
Appointed to the board in October 2018. Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration committees and a member of the Audit committee.
Dawn has focused on further education throughout her career, holding a number of senior positions in the sector and is currently Chief Executive at Burton and South Derbyshire College of Further and Higher Education, a position she has held since 2008. Previously she was Principal and Chief Executive of Royal Forest of Dean College (2005-2008). Dawn is also Deputy Chair of the Chartered Institution for Further Education, a member of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Board, a Governor at Repton School and is a member of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Chambers of Commerce.
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (A,R, N)
Richard ThomsonNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (A,R, N)
Appointed to the board in September 2019. Member of the Audit, Remuneration 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 master's degrees from St Catherine's College Oxford and holds the Securities Institute diploma from The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.