David Green – Chairman and Chief Executive, Age 74
David Green has been Chief Executive of Colefax Group since 1986 and Chairman and Chief Executive since 1996 with specific responsibility for leadership and strategy. Prior to joining Colefax he was a founder and executive director of Carlton Communications Plc. He was a non-executive director of Carlton Communications from 1986 until 2004. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Robert Barker – Group Finance Director, Age 56
Robert Barker is a graduate of Bristol University and trained as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young (now Ernst and Young). He joined Colefax Group Plc in 1989 as Group Chief Accountant. He was Commercial Director of the Fabric Division from 1992 to 1994 and was appointed Group Finance Director in July 1994 with specific responsibility for finance, operations and risk management. He is a member of the Audit Committee.
Key Hall – Chief Executive of Cowtan and Tout Inc, Age 54
Key Hall joined the Group in 1993 to set up and run the company’s Los Angeles showroom. Prior to that Key had held various sales positions in the high end fabric industry and has extensive experience in all aspects of product, sales, marketing and operations. She was made Chief Executive of the Group’s US subsidiary company Cowtan and Tout in 1999 and joined the Group board in 2000 with specific responsibiity for running the US Fabric Division.
Wendy Nicholls – Managing Director Decorating Division, Age 72
Wendy Nicholls joined Colefax and Fowler in 1975 and was made a partner in the decorating division in 1979. She has extensive product knowledge, creative expertise and experience in all aspects of interior decoration and project management and has been Managing Director of the Decorating Division and a Group Board Director since 1994.
Alan Smith – Non-Executive Director, Age 79
Alan Smith is a graduate of Edinburgh University and has held a wide variety of executive and non executive directorships including 15 years as an executive director of Marks and Spencer Plc and two years as Chief Executive of Kingfisher Plc. He has been a non-executive director of Colefax Group Plc since 1993 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee.
All members of the Group Board act as a Nomination Committee.