Board of directors
The senior management team at Redcentric plc is enthusiastic, committed and experienced. The team has established a working environment and culture at Redcentric which encourages innovation, the sharing of ideas and continual personal development. The board recognises that it has a unique role in representing and promoting the interests of all of Redcentric's stakeholders, including its shareholders and it is accountable to shareholders for the performance and activities of the company.
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Chris Cole was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Redcentric with effect from 1 September 2014. Chris has a strong track record and experience with quoted companies, having successfully led WSP Group plc as CEO and subsequently Non-Executive Chairman and Ashtead Group plc as Non-Executive Chairman. Chris, as a Chartered Engineer, founded and led the development of WSP both organically and acquisitively into a global consultancy with 10,000 people operating in 40 countries. Following WSP’s merger in August 2012, Chris is the Non-Executive Chairman of the new engaged company, WSP Global Inc. listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
In addition to the above Chris is the Non-Executive Chairman of Applus Services SA and Tracsis plc.
Independent Non-Executive Director
David Payne was appointed as a non-executive director of Redcentric on 19 February 2013. David has a varied background of management and entrepreneurship in the IT, leisure, and property industries. For 20 years after leaving university he worked for Juliana's, a leisure company that floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 1983. David was subsequently recruited by a venture capital fund to become chairman of Virtuality Limited, a company at the forefront of developing virtual reality. He oversaw the successful flotation of this company on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 1994 and then left to devote more time to the development of a quoted property company.
David is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees, and is the Senior Independent Non-executive Director. David is also Chairman of Castleton Technology plc.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Stephen Puckett was appointed as a non-executive director on 17 November 2014. Stephen has a wealth of senior boardroom experience in a number of listed companies, and was Group Finance Director at Michael Page International plc from 2001 to 2012. Stephen is also Non-Executive Chairman of Hydrogen Group plc and a Non-Executive Director of ITE Group plc and Chairman of the Audit Committee, and is a director of the charity Kingston Carers Network. Stephen is Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Independent Non-Execuitve Director
Jon Kempster was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 10 January 2017. Jon was until recently the Chief Financial Officer at Utilitywise, an AIM listed energy consultancy, and is currently a Non-Executive Director of JVM Group, a private company selling construction equipment in Russia.
Prior to these two roles, Jon was Chief Financial Officer to Wincanton plc, the logistics and distribution Group, from 2010 to 2012. From 2006 to 2010 Jon was Chief Financial Officer of Delta plc.
Jon is an ACA qualified chartered accountant and will join the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Chief Executive Officer
Fraser Fisher was appointed a director of Redcentric on 8 April 2013, and became CEO on 9 November 2015. Fraser is an experienced IT business leader having successfully built and sold profitable businesses in the sector. Fraser was most recently managing director of Redstone with responsibility for leading its managed services offering while integrating Maxima Holdings plc. Prior to his appointment at Redstone, Fraser had a number of senior roles, including Managing Director at Maxima and was latterly responsible for developing its offshore support function in Hyderabad.
Prior to his appointment at Maxima, Fraser founded and was Managing Director of Centric Networks Limited, a mid-market managed and hosted services provider and was a founding director of Netforce Group plc, an ISP and managed services provider.
Chief Financial Officer
Peter Brotherton was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 28 November 2016. Peter is a senior and experienced Chief Financial Officer with over 25 years' experience across a number of senior finance roles. Peter's two previous roles were as Chief Financial Officer of Gametech and Chief Financial Officer at PKR Group.
Prior to those two roles, from 2011 to 2014, Peter was Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive of Meucci Solutions NV. Meucci Solutions was an international telecommunications and managed services business. During his time at Meucci Solutions, the business saw strong sales and EBITDA growth while also extensively reviewing its central financial control function.
Peter also had senior finance roles at Varla (UK) Limited, Cell Structures Group plc and spent five years at Kingston Communications plc, becoming Director of Finance. Peter trained at KPMG Peat Marwick.