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
Nick Bate was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Redcentric on 17 November 2021.
Nick is an experienced chairman and non-executive director of a portfolio of companies across the data, communications, software and financial services sector and was on the board of directors of Nasstar plc for over six years. He is a chartered management accountant.
Nick is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Independent Non-Executive Director (and Senior Independent Director)
Alan was appointed as a non-executive director on 21 July 2022.
He is an experienced experienced executive and non-executive director, having been CEO of IP Group plc from 2006 to 2021 and having served as non-executive chair of Ceres Power Holdings plc and Proactis Holdings plc and non-executive director of Avacta Group plc. Alan currently serves as non-executive chair of DeepMatter Group plc and OxCCU Limited, and on the board of Trellix Limited and Rio AI Limited. Alan has also formerly served on the boards of several large private companies, including Oxford Nanopore and Oxford Sciences Innovation plc, and served as a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of the Department of Business, Innovation, University and Skills (‘DIUS’, now the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, ‘BEIS’) of the UK government.
Alan is a qualified chartered accountant. He is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
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.