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Director Profiles

The Board of Directors are ultimately responsible for the management of the Company's business strategy, optimising performance, investment objectives, approving significant items of expenditure and consideration of significant financing and legal matters. The Directors are responsible for overseeing and maintaining the relationship between the Company, investors and licensees. The Company is currently led by a Board consisting of three Executive Director and two Non-executive Directors.

Biographies of the Board can be found below:

David Ford (Chairman)

Joined the Company in August 2009

David is a qualified lawyer who specialised in IP law. In 1990 he became Tarlo Lyons’ first Managing Partner and in 1998 he led the management buyout of the consumer debt recovery department of his old firm, Tessera Group, where he was the non-executive chairman until it was acquired by Arrow Group in December 2014.

 

Graham Storey (Chief Executive Officer)

Joined the Company in February 2008

Previously CEO of The Moyses Stevens Group, following a management buyout. Through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions, the group grew to become the biggest commercial and retail florist in the UK.

Graham carried out a successful sale of the business in 2004 to a venture capital fund and, prior to joining Transense has been involved in investing in several businesses one of which was Transense Technologies plc.

 

Melvyn Segal FCA (Finance Director)

Re-Joined the Company in June 2011

Melvyn is a chartered accountant and during his career of 22 years as a senior partner of mid-sized accountancy firm Arram Berlyn Gardner he specialised in business advice, audit and taxation and was involved in the successful sale of the firm’s financial services arm. On leaving the profession Melvyn has been active as company finance director and Non-Executive director of successful SME’s.

 

Nigel Rogers (Non-Executive Deputy Chairman)

Joined the Company in July 2015

Nigel qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983, spending eight years with PwC before moving into industry. He has over twenty years experience as a director of listed businesses, including thirteen years as Group CEO of both AIM listed Stadium Group Plc (2001-2011) and 600 Group Plc (2012-2015). Nigel serves on both the Audit and Remuneration committees.

 

Rodney James Westhead (Non-Executive)

Joined the Company in April 2007
Chartered Accountant by training and other appointments include Chief Executive of Ricardo plc, the major automotive consulting engineering group with sales of £200 million a year and Chairman of Clean Air Power plc. Rodney serves on both the Audit and Remuneration committees.