Founded Filta in the UK in 1996 and has been the driving force for the business. Moved to Florida in 2003 to successfully grow the US business, remains CEO of the US operation. Degree in European Business System, major Systems Analysis.
Chief Financial Officer & Director
Senior financial executive with 30 years’ experience including Clune, Chatellier & Morriseau, Corporate Controller at Andersen Distribution, Vice President: Finance Amkor Technologies (based in Asia). Since 1995 has held various North American Vice President and Chief Financial Officer roles, most recently as Chief Financial Officer at Canada-based private equity firm Cobalt Capital Inc.
Former land and property buyer for CCHA Housing Association, founded Emerson Richards estate agency and financial services (1987) and consequently in 2000 the first high street mortgage broking chain The Mortgage Advice Shops which were franchised throughout the UK. Joined Filta at inception as Managing Director (1996) to develop the franchise business model and has steered the US operation as Chairman.
Joined FiltaFry Ltd as Commercial Director (1999), becoming Managing Director of the UK operations (2000). Overseen the FiltaFry domestic Franchise network, developed the Internal Franchise network and introduced Filta-Seal, Filta Refrigeration. Formerly Midlands Area Manager and Regional Developer Wales & South West for TNT, co-developing the successful TNT Overnite business.
Director Evolution Securities China with 30 years’ experience in financial services. Former Director Quoted Companies Alliance, Head of Corporate Finance Evolution Group and Williams de Broe.
Appointed Non-Executive Director of Filta Group (2000). Civil Engineer with Wm Old Ltd, Taylor Woodrow Construction, co-founded civil engineering company Hare and Sayers Limited (1968). Formed Overdean Court Ltd (1985) converting a country house residential property into a 46 bed nursing home, opening a second site in 1992.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and previous partner and head of Corporate Finance at Levy Gee. Over 25 years' experience advising growth businesses, founder Director of Gateway VCT plc. Current Managing Director Intrust Corporate Finance Limited.