Frank Ashton, Executive Chairman
Frank Ashton, aged 57, is a highly experienced senior manager and independent management consultant. After leaving Cambridge University with a Natural Sciences degree (Metallurgy & Materials Science), he spent much of his career providing independent management advice to companies in a wide variety of sectors. With 15 years spent at PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG (Operational Due Diligence) and 5 years working in Strategy and M&A for Cummins Inc, he has a proven track record in shareholder value creation and governance, in providing strategic and operational advice to both public and private companies in Europe and USA, as well as working at a policy level for Government entities.
David Lawman, Non-Executive Director
David Lawman aged 70 years has been associated with the London Stock Market since 1969.During that period, he has been actively involved in analytical research and marketing of smaller companies at medium sized agency brokers such as Sheppards and Chase, Seymour Pierce, Williams de Broe and latterly at Daniel Stewart. He has helped to establish successful corporate broking businesses which has involved him in both floating smaller companies on AIM and raising equity finance for corporate clients thereby establishing a contact list of most small cap fund managers .He is a Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Helen Sachdev, Non-Executive Director
Helen Sachdev, aged 53, is currently Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair of Loughborough Building Society, and was Non-Executive Director of Communisis plc, the leading provider of personalised customer communication services, until its acquisition in December 2018. Helen is also currently a Director with the coaching consultancy, WOMBA.
Helen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a BA (Hons) in Retail Marketing from Manchester Metropolitan University. Helen brings a wealth of experience as a non-executive director, underpinned by extensive blue chip executive experience having worked in senior positions at Barclays plc, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, and she has a proven track record of operational expertise, corporate development and strategy implementation.