Board & Management

Executive Directors


Chief Executive Officer

Founded Filta in the UK in 1996 and has since been the driving force for the business. and, as Group CEO, has ultimate responsibility for all of its operations worldwide. Has a degree in European Business Systems, major Systems Analysis..


Chief Financial Officer

Senior financial executive with more than 30 years’ experience including an international role as Vice President: Finance for Amkor Technologies based in Japan. 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. Has a degree in Accounting, an MBA and a Certified Public Accountant license (inactive).



Former land and property buyer for CCHA Housing Association, founded Emerson Richards estate agency and financial services (1987) and subsequently in 1990 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, as Chairman of the US operations, has steered it through its development years.



Joined FiltaFry Ltd as Commercial Director (1999), becoming Managing Director of the UK operations (2000) and now Corporate Development Director for the UK. Was responsible for the FiltaFry UK Franchise network, developing the international Franchise network and introducing Filta-Seal and FiltaGMG to the Group. Formerly Midlands Area Manager and Regional Developer Wales & South West for TNT, co-developing the successful TNT Overnite business.

Non-Executive Directors


Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed 26 October 2016

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales with 30 years’ experience in financial services. Currently a director of Evolution Securities China, a former director of the Quoted Companies Alliance and presently head of Corporate Finance at Evolution Group and at Williams de Broe.

Charles Sayers

Non-Executive Director
Appointed 26 October 2016

Appointed Non-Executive Director of Filta Group (2000). Has a background in civil engineering and property development, formerly operating and running his own companies in both sectors for some forty years.


Non-Executive Director
Appointed 26 October 2016

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, a founder director of Gateway VCT plc, currently managing director Intrust Corporate Finance Limited and a non-executive director of two other companies.


Non-Executive Director
Appointed 18 January 2019

Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and former Chief Executive of British Water. More than 35 years’ experience in water and wastewater business development, operations and management, including Severn Trent Services International and Anglian Water International. Formerly the UK water industry’s international trade advisor to the UK Government.