David Pickering, Non-Executive Chairman
David is an experienced non-executive and executive director of both public and private businesses in the services sector. As founder and CEO of business and IT consultancy Charteris, he developed the business to become one of the top 40 business consultancies in the UK and led the successful flotation of Charteris on AIM. David also has extensive corporate experience. As a director with global IT services firm Logica, he led the growth of the energy & utilities business to become one of the company’s largest operating units. David is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Martin Groak, Finance Director
Martin has more than 30 years of international business experience and qualified as a chartered accountant following a degree in economics at the University of London (UK). He is multi-lingual and speaks Italian, with a strong background in finance and financial control, predominantly in oil exploration, energy, logistics and physical trading. He has held numerous CFO positions and has been a director of 5 UK publicly listed companies. As a consultant he managed the finances of the UK’s second generation nuclear power station fleet and has integrated and organised finance for two privatised German municipal CHPDH companies. Martin is currently a non-executive director of Tanfield Group plc, an AIM quoted investing company focused on the engineering sector.
Richard Day, Non-Excutive Director
Richard is an experienced senior executive with diverse management experience and extensive knowledge of capital markets, fund raisings and corporate governance across a range of sectors. He worked in private practice with various City law firms, then in Corporate Finance for 12 years with Cazenove & Co. Richard was a founding partner of Arden Partners plc, and was with the company from 2002 to 2015, acting as Head of Corporate Finance for a significant part of his time with the firm. He is a qualified solicitor and Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Richard is currently a non-executive director of Greka Drilling Limited.