The board recognises that it has a unique role in representing and promoting the interests of all of Redcentric’s stakeholders, and it is accountable to shareholders for the performance and activities of the company.
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Ian Johnson was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Redcentric with effect from 16 October 2019. Ian has previously served on the boards of a number of public and private companies and has a strong track record in building shareholder value. He was the founder and CEO of Biotrace International until December 2006 and Non-Executive Chairman of Celsis Group Ltd and Cyprotex plc until 2015 and 2016 respectively. He was also Chairman of Quantum Pharma plc until 2017 and most recently Chairman of Bioquell plc from 2016 until 2019. Ian is currently also Executive Chairman of Circassia plc, Senior Independent Director of Clinigen plc and Non-Executive Director of Ergomed plc.
Ian is Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Jon Kempster was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 10 January 2017.
Jon has been the Group Finance Director of the following listed groups, Sports Direct International plc, Utilitywise plc, Wincanton plc, Delta plc, Low & Bonar plc, Linden Homes plc and Fii Group plc.
He is also currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Ted Baker plc, the global lifestyle brand, Bonhill Group plc, the digital media and events company, FireAngel Safety Technology Group plc, supplier of home fire safety products and Serinus Energy plc, international oil company. Jon is an ACA qualified chartered accountant. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Helena was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 7 July 2021. Helena has previously held executive roles at B&Q plc and was People Director at Jack Wills, Woolworths South Africa and Marks and Spencer. She also spent time in executive search with Odgers Berndtson, covering senior appointments across both public and private sectors. She has served as a non-executive director in the NHS, as an independent director of the Assembly of Wales and as a Justice of the Peace. Helena currently holds non-executive roles with Ted Baker plc, where she is senior independent director and chair of the nomination committee; Dogwoof, a film and distribution company; and The Retail Trust.
Helena is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
David has been with the Company in the role of Finance Director since 2017. He has been instrumental in building a strong finance team and made a significant contribution to the commercial successes of the Company over the last 3 years. David is a chartered certified accountant with 20 years of experience in finance, including in several senior positions with Wolseley plc.