Keith Daley | Chairman
Keith trained as a corporate banker. For the past 25 years he has been an active professional investor specialising in the shares of small quoted companies. He has owned and managed a number of businesses and also invests in the unquoted sector. He has been a shareholder in Elektron since 1996.
John Wilson | Chief Executive Officer
John Wilson joined Elektron in March 2008 as Technical Director, after a career in high-tech industry and consulting, for a world leading technology consultancy, and was appointed Divisional Managing Director in April 2010. Subsequently, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Group on 17 December 2010. He has previously held senior management positions in the UK and the Americas as well as providing technical consultancy to global blue chip organisations. John specialises in fast track, innovative New Product delopment.
Noah Franklin | Chief Financial Officer
Noah is a Chartered Accountant with strong experience in senior financial roles and within publicly quoted companies. His previous appointments include 12 years as a senior executive with Cadbury Schweppes plc, where his roles included Finance Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Group Financial Controller, as well as Managing Director of Global Business Services and a country Managing Director position.
Simon Acland | Non-Executive Director
Simon has over 20 years experience of venture capital and has been a board member of over 30 companies, mostly in the technology sector. These have included public companies listed on The London Stock Exchange (including two companies which reached the FTSE 250), AIM, NASDAQ and EASDAQ. He has extensive experience of acting as a non-executive director in growth companies, both private and public, of fund-raising and flotations, and mergers and acquisitions.
Richard ‘Ric’ Piper | Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Ric is a Chartered Accountant and has held senior finance roles in a number of companies, including ICI, Citicorp, Logica and engineering design and consultancy WS Atkins where he was Group Finance Director. Since 2003 he has been Chairman or non-executive director for several AIM and privately owned businesses. Ric is currently a non-executive director of Matchtech Group plc and Turbo Power Systems Inc and a partner of Restoration Partners Limited, which advises technology businesses, as well as serving as a member of the Finance Reporting Review Panel.
The Audit Committee comprises Richard Piper, as Chairman, and Simon Acland.
The Audit Committee reviews the Group’s annual report, financial statements, interim statement and preliminary announcements before recommending their approval to the Board. This process involves meeting with the external auditors to discuss issues relating to the audit and financial control of the Group. The Audit Committee also reviews the Company’s internal financial controls and risk management systems, the scope of the audit and the independence and objectivity of the auditors. The auditors have direct access, should they so require, to the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
The Remuneration Committee comprises Simon Acland, as Chairman, and Richard Piper.
The Remuneration Committee makes recommendations to the Board on the executive remuneration policy and determines specific remuneration packages for each of the executive Directors. The aim of the Remuneration Committee is to provide total remuneration packages which attract, retain and motivate executive Directors of the appropriate calibre. The remuneration policy is intended to reward excellent performance, to be commercially competitive and to align the interests of employees with those of shareholders to create value. The remuneration of the non-executive Directors is determined by the Board as a whole although no non-executive Director is present when his own fees are under discussion.