Dick was appointed a non-executive director in December 2005. He was formerly Senior Partner for the East Midlands practice of Deloitte & Touche in Nottingham. He is a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has considerable experience of auditing large companies, both UK and overseas, transactional support and project management activities. He is a director and Chairman of Headlam Pension Trustees Limited. He was appointed Chairman on 1 September 2013 following the resignation of Graham Waldron, at which time he resigned as Chairman of the Audit Committee, to be succeeded by Andrew Eastgate.
Tony was appointed an executive director in June 1991, becoming Managing Director of the Floorcoverings Division in January 1992, and was appointed Group Chief Executive in November 2000. He has 36 years’ experience in the floorcovering industry.
Steve was appointed Group Finance Director in December 1991. He was the non-executive Chairman of Synergy Health plc until his retirement from their board on 22 September 2010 and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. With effect from 31 January 2014, Steve was appointed a non-executive director of Conviviality Retail Plc.
Mike was appointed a non-executive director of Headlam in March 2006. He was joint COO at Misys plc between 1986 and 2000, running both their UK Insurance Division and US Healthcare Division. He was CEO of Huon Corporation and also Marlborough Stirling plc. He has undertaken a portfolio of non-executive roles since 2005 and, in addition to his role at Headlam, is currently non-executive Chairman of both EMIS Group plc and Digital Healthcare Limited.
Andrew was appointed a non-executive director in May 2010. He was formerly a Partner in Pinsents including being head of Pinsents’ corporate practice in Birmingham. Andrew has a broad experience of advising quoted companies, particularly in connection with transactions and compliance issues. He is a non-executive director of Pentwin Limited, a private investment company. He was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee on 1 September 2013 following the resignation of Dick Peters.
Geoff was appointed Company Secretary in April 1998. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Gary joined the company in June 1992 and is the Finance Director of operations. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Tony joined the company in May 1992, is the Managing Director of all businesses operating from the Coleshill and Tamworth distribution centres and has operational responsibility for the Thatcham and Stockport businesses. Tony has 33 years’ experience in the floorcovering industry.
Keith joined Mercado in April 1983 and was subsequently appointed its Managing Director in 1996. In addition he has operational responsibility for the businesses in Scotland. Keith has 31 years’ experience in the floorcovering industry.
Mike joined the company in July 1984 and was appointed to the Senior Executive Management in January 2009 with operational responsibility for 17 of the UK businesses. Mike has 43 years’ experience in the floorcovering industry.