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.

Non-executive directors

CHRIS COLE

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. As a Chartered Engineer, Chris 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 became the Non-Executive Chairman of the new enlarged company, WSP Global Inc., listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Chris is also Non-Executive Chairman of Applus+, listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange (IGBM) and Tracsis plc. Chris was Non-Executive Chairman of Ashtead Group plc for many years, from where he retired in September 2018.

Chris is Chairman of the Nomination Committee. 

JON KEMPSTER

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jon Kempster was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 10 January 2017. Jon is the Chief Financial Officer and member of the board at Sports Direct International plc. Prior to this role, Jon was 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.

Jon was Chief Financial Officer to Wincanton plc, the logistics and distribution Group, from 2010 to 2012 and Chief Financial Officer of Delta plc from 2006 to 2010.

Jon is an ACA qualified chartered accountant. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees. 

Steve Vaughan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Steve Vaughan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 13 June 2017. Through his career, Steve has held a number of executive and non-executive roles focused on the technology sector. He currently has two other non-executive roles, sitting on the boards of Amino Technologies plc, the AIM listed provider of media and entertainment technology solutions and Progressive Equity Research, the paid-for equity research house. Until 2015, Steve was Chief Executive of Phoenix IT plc, the main-market listed IT infrastructure services business, and since then has been Non-Executive Director of Mobica, a software development company, and Chairman of NetNames, the internet services and online brand management company. He has previously been Chief Executive at Communisis plc and Synstar plc.

Steve is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees and is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, as of 24 July 2017. 

Chris Rigg

Independent Non-Executive Director

Chris Rigg was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 February 2019. Chris currently holds non-executive roles with Sportech plc and Ridge Pharma Limited. He was also previously Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Quantum Pharma plc and Chief Executive Officer at Northern Recruitment Group Limited.

Chris is a qualified chartered accountant and is a member the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Executive directors

Peter Brotherton

Chief Executive Officer 

Peter Brotherton was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 25 June 2019, after being Interim Chief Executive Officer since 22 November 2018. Prior to this, Peter was the Chief Financial Officer of the company from 28 November 2016 until 21 November 2018. 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.