Shareholder information

Shareholding and AGMs

Our Board of Directors is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the company.

Our General Counsel and Company Secretary is a key adviser to the Board of Directors on matters of corporate governance and their duties as Directors.

Skills and experience

Robert joined the Company in 2024 as General Counsel and Company Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, Robert was the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Hostmore plc, the FTSE listed hospitality operator of TGI Fridays and other brands, a position that he had held since 2021. Robert has also previously held senior in-house legal roles in the engineering, consulting and project management sectors at each of John Wood Group plc (FTSE listed), Amec Foster Wheeler plc (FTSE and NYSE listed) and AMEC plc (FTSE listed). Earlier in his career, Robert worked for the international law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Dentons obtaining experience across multiple sectors.

Appointed to the Board: Jun 2019

Chair of: The Nomination Committee

Member of: The Remuneration Committee

Jeff has significant experience in consumer chemicals manufacturing businesses, including both private label and contract manufacturing activities.

Skills and experience

He was most recently President and CEO of KIK Custom Products, one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer-packaged goods (including branded and private label products), retiring in February 2019 after 11 years in the role. During that time Jeffrey led the financial turnaround and growth of the business, both organically and via acquisition.

Previously, Jeff held executive positions at specialty chemical businesses including Hexion Speciality Chemicals, Inc., McWhorter Technologies and The Valspar Corporation, with responsibility for activities at a number of chemical plants in Europe.

Other roles

Independent Non-Executive Director of EcoSynthetix. He is also a board member of Trademark Cosmetics Inc.

Appointed to the Board: Jan 2015

Chris joined the Company in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. During the period 22 July 2019 to 1 November 2019 he held the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer and on 11 June 2020 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Skills and experience

Chris’s career spans over 30 years working in listed manufacturing businesses in highly competitive global industries. He brings extensive experience of international leadership in multi-site and multi-country organisations, covering mostly the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. From 2008 to 2014, Chris was Group Finance Director at API Group plc, the AIM-listed speciality metallic film, foil and laminates producer. Other previous roles have included Scapa plc, where he was Finance and IT Director for Europe and Asia, and also a number of senior finance roles at Courtaulds plc, where he gained extensive international experience, including overseas positions based in Germany and Hong Kong.

Appointed to the Board: May 2021

Skills and experience

Mark has operated at the C-Suite level for more than 25 years, possessing extensive and hands-on finance experience across chemicals, logistics, retail/own label food businesses, B2B/B2C services, insurance and financial services.

More recently, Mark has been involved in a number of business turnarounds/transformations and has delivered a number of successful private equity exits (having worked with CBPE, Apollo and Promethean). Immediately prior to joining McBride plc, he was Interim Chief Financial Officer at The AA plc.

Mark has an MBA from Manchester Business School and is a Fellow member of CIMA.

Appointed to the Board: Nov 2019

Chair of: The Remuneration Committee

Member of: The Audit and Risk Committee and The Nomination Committee

Liz has extensive experience within the consumer goods and retail sectors, including senior management roles in operations and marketing at Colgate Palmolive and Tesco. This, combined with her strong non-executive experience, makes her an excellent addition to the Board.

Skills and experience

Her past appointments include Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair of Unite Group plc, Senior Independent Director at J.D. Wetherspoon plc and Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at Flybe plc.

Other roles

Non-Executive Chair of Nichols plc, Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at Dalata Hotel Group plc, Senior Independent Director at Custodian REIT plc, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Fresca Group Ltd.

Appointed to the Board: Aug 2021

Chair of: The Audit and Risk Committee

Member of: The Nomination Committee and The Remuneration Committee

Skills and experience

Alastair, a chartered management accountant, brings a strong financial background, having operated as Chief Financial Officer of Premier Foods plc until August 2019. He has recent and relevant financial experience across a number of listed companies, including Premier Foods plc, Dairy Crest plc and The Body Shop International plc. As well as a background in finance, Alastair has significant experience in corporate strategy, restructuring and M&A.

Other roles

Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Committee for the Department for Education and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at Greencore Group plc.

Appointed to the Board: Mar 2022

Member of: The Audit Committee, The Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee

Skills and experience

Regi has extensive leadership experience in global fast-moving consumer goods. She has held Regional General Manager and Vice President positions with Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. She first joined P&G in the Nordics within the laundry and cleaning sector. Regi is currently a Non-Executive Director at several tech start-ups in Switzerland, where she resides. She also works as an adviser to private equity companies and as a coach.

Regi holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, USA.

Regi has previously held Non-Executive Director positions at Telenor ASA, Geberit AG, Plair SA and as chair of an international NGO.

Other roles

Non-Executive Director at Billerud AB and Gmelius SA.