Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for leading the business in the way which it believes is most likely to lead to long-term sustainable success.

Angus Porter

Non-Executive Chairman

Angus was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 27 April 2017, having formerly served as an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 April 2016.

Key strengths: Angus has extensive knowledge and experience in strategy, innovation, and brand development as well as significant leadership skills.

Experience: Angus has held numerous executive and non-executive roles across a range of industry sectors, including senior marketing and general management roles at Mars, BT, Abbey National and WPP. Recently, he was Chief Executive of the Professional Cricketers' Association from 2010-2016, and Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Punch Taverns Plc. from 2012-2017.

Other directorships: Angus is Co-Chairman of Direct Wines Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of TDC A/S.

Member of the Remuneration Committee.
Member of the Nomination Committee.

Jonathan Miller

Chief Executive

Experience: Jonathan has had a major role in all of the key initiatives that have shaped the Group, including a secondary buyout in 2005, numerous corporate acquisitions and the IPO in 2014. As Chief Executive he has put in place a clear strategy and vision for the Group and led the major acquisition of 298 stores in 2016, the negotiation in 2017 of the Group’s new wholesale arrangements with Morrisons and in 2018 steered the business through the significant disruption following the collapse of P&H.

Member of the Nomination Committee

Giles David

Chief Financial Officer

Giles joined the Group and the Board on 1st June 2020.

Experience: Giles was previously CFO at Casual Dining Group, a position he was appointed to in 2017. Giles has over two decades of experience in senior finance roles across retail, hospitality, property and telecoms, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Georgina Harvey

Senior Independent Director

Georgina was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 7 February 2014 and is Chairman of the Company’s Remuneration Committee. On 24 May 2016 Georgina was appointed as the Company’s Senior Independent Director.

Key strengths: Georgina has significant experience across highly competitive consumer-facing markets and delivering successful transformational change.

Experience: Georgina started her media career at Express Newspapers plc where she was appointed Advertising Director in 1994. She joined IPC Media Limited in 1995 and went on to form IPC Advertising in 1998, where she was Managing Director. Between 2005 and 2012, Georgina was Managing Director, regionals division and a member of the Executive Committee of Trinity Mirror.

Other directorships: Georgina is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of William Hill PLC and Big Yellow Group PLC.

Member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Member of the Nomination Committee.

Jens Hofma

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jens was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2017.

Key strengths: Jens has particular expertise in consumer goods as well as the restaurant and food-to-go industry. He also possesses in-depth experience of growing multi-site businesses.

Experience: Jens is Chief Executive Officer of Pizza Hut Restaurants in the UK. He joined the Pizza Hut business in February 2009 and has since led a private equity funded buyout of its dine-in restaurants. Prior to his involvement with Pizza Hut, Jens spent five years with Yum! Brands, working in the UK and in Europe. He has also previously worked for Nestlé and McKinsey in various European countries.

Other directorships: Jens is Chief Executive Officer of Pizza Hut (UK) Limited.

Member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Member of the Remuneration Committee.
Member of the Nomination Committee.

Dominic Lavelle

Non-Executive Director

Dominic was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Group with effect from 18 May 2020.

Experience: Dominic was Chief Financial Officer of SDL plc from 2013 to 2018. Prior to this, he served in a number of financial roles including Group Finance Director at Allders plc from 2000-2003 and Group Finance Director at Alfred McAlpine plc from 2003-2007. Dominic has worked as a director in the retail, building, construction, support services, property and technology sectors and has gained broad commercial and strategic experience.

Other directorships: Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of FIH group plc

Chair of Audit & Risk Committee with effect from 1 July 2020
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nominations Committee

 

Richard Crampton

Chief Commercial Officer

Richard joined as Chief Commercial Officer in September 2019 and was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2020.

Experience: Richard has extensive experience in convenience and food retail. He was Managing Director of the Buying Group at the Co-op from 2015 to 2019, representing the eight largest Co-ops’ joint interests in grocery retail buying. Prior to this, Richard spent 7 years’ at Sainsbury’s where he undertook a number of commercial roles.

Benedict Smith

Non-Executive Director

Benedict was appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1st July 2020.

Experience:. Benedict was recently Interim Group CFO of Dennis Publishing Group and has a wealth of experience in retail, having previously held Group CFO positions at Hunter Boot, GAME Digital, Harrods and Spirit Group.

Member of the Audit & Risk Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee