As Finance Director – a role I have held since 1998 – I am responsible for the finance and human resources functions at Thomas Swan which include financial and management reporting, banking and legal relationships, and the supervision of the finance team.
I have also acted as Finance Director for several of our start-up companies, including Screen Technology Ltd (up to its admission to AIM in 2005 after raising £8M) and BioDynamics Research Ltd (prior to its acquisition by Quotient BioResearch Group in 2008).
After graduating in Mathematics at Newcastle University, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 with Price Waterhouse where I worked as an audit manager. Prior to joining Thomas Swan I gained experience in finance and general management roles in a variety of service, contract and manufacturing companies.
I believe it is vitally important that the core values of the company are maintained as we expand our business activities on a more global scale. Our growth is built on strong foundations, which puts us in the ideal position to optimise the potential of new markets.