Directors and Advisors


Executive Directors

Julian Baines, Chief Executive Officer

Julian was Group CEO of BBI where he undertook a management buyout in 2000, a flotation on AIM in 2004 and was responsible for selling the business to Alere Inc. in 2008 for circa £85 million. In December 2009 Julian became CEO of the Group and has subsequently successfully completed fund raisings in 2010, 2011 and 2014, and the acquisition and subsequent integration of eight businesses in seven countries building revenue from zero to over £40m.

 

Richard Evans, Finance Director

Richard qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1983 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Studies and Law from Edinburgh University and an MBA from INSEAD. Before joining EKF Richard was Finance Director, General Manager and finally Global Account Director at Hitachi Data Systems GmbH. He has also held positions at Fisher Scientific, TRW Seat Belt Systems, Maxtor Corporation, United Technologies Carrier and Abbot Diagnostics GmbH in Germany.

 

Non-Executive Directors

Christopher Mills, Non-Executive Chairman

Christopher founded Harwood Capital Management in 2011, a successor from its former parent company J O Hambro Capital Management, which he co-founded in 1993. He is chief executive and investment manager of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and chief investment officer of Harwood Capital LLP. He is a non-executive director of several companies. Christopher was a director of Invesco MIM, where he was head of North American investments and venture capital, and of Samuel Montagu International.

Adam Reynolds, Non-Executive Director

Adam is a former stockbroker specialising in corporate finance. He has built, rescued and re-financed a number of public companies. He is currently Chairman of Autoclenz Group Limited, Orogen Gold plc, and Hubco Investments plc and a Director of OptiBiotix Health plc, Premaitha Health plc, and Verdes Management plc.

 

Advisors

Nominated Advisor and Joint Broker
Panmure Gordon & Co
One New Change
London
EC4M 9AF

Auditors
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
One Kingsway
Cardiff
CF10 3PW

Bankers
HSBC
97 Bute Street
Cardiff
CF10 5NA

Financial PR
Walbrook PR Limited
4 Lombard Street
London
EC3V 9HD

Registrars
Capita Asset Services
The Registry
34 Beckenham Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 4TU

Joint Broker
N+1 Singer
1 Bartholomew Lane
London
EC2N 2AX