directors

The board of directors comprises a non-executive chairman, Michael Derbyshire, three other non-executive directors Peter Slabbert, David Toohey and Robert Rickman, and two executive directors, Christopher Malley, chief executive and Robert Brooksbank, finance director.

Michael Derbyshire – Non-Executive Chairman

A non-executive director from 1 January 2006 and appointed group chairman on 6 September 2012. He is a chemical engineer and was previously chairman of Survitec Group Limited, Racal Acoustics Global Limited and Allied Textiles Limited and chief executive of Whitecroft plc.

Peter Slabbert – Senior Non-Executive Director

Appointed as a non-executive director from 1 April 2015. Peter is the former Chief Executive of Avon Rubber plc (appointed April 2008). He joined Avon as Group Financial Controller in May 2000 and was appointed Group Finance Director on 1 July 2005. A Chartered Accountant, Peter joined from Tilbury Douglas where he was Divisional Finance Director and Group Financial Controller. Prior to that, he worked at Bearing Power International as Finance Director.

Robert Brooksbank – Finance Director

Joined the group on 1 April 2004 as finance director. After obtaining an honours degree in biological sciences he qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in London and Moscow. He joined Enron Europe in 1995 before becoming a director of his family firm, Brooksbank Industries Limited in 1997.

Christopher Malley – Chief Executive

Joined the Group in May 1999 and was appointed to the board on 1 July 2012. He was appointed as chief executive with effect from 27 March 2013. He has an honours degree in economics and is a chartered management accountant. Prior to joining the group he held several finance and commercial positions within Jefferson Smurfit Group plc. Since joining Carclo, he has held senior positions within finance, corporate development and general management, across a number of Carclo’s businesses.

Robert Rickman – Non-Executive Director

A non-executive director from 1 July 2012 and chairman of the remuneration committee from 6 September 2012. He is a partner in the Rockley Group, a private technology investment organisation, and a non-executive director of Schroder UK MidCap Investment Trust and Cambium Global Timberland Limited. He was formerly a director of Bookham Technology plc.

David Toohey – Non-Executive Director

Appointed as a non-executive director from 1 April 2015. He has over 30 years' experience in international business, the last 20 of which have been in medical devices and the In Vitro Diagnostics ('IVD') industry. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Syncrophi Systems Limited since 2012. He joined Syncrophi from Alere Inc., where he spent 11 years in senior managerial roles, latterly as President of International Business Operations. He has held various Executive positions at Boston Scientific Corporation, Bausch & Lomb, Inc., Digital Equipment Corp. and Mars, Inc.

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