Chairman and Joint Group Chief Executive
Andrew is the grandson of the Company founder, Frederick William Thorpe. After serving an apprenticeship with the Company, he has worked in various parts of the business leading to the positions of Export Sales Director, Manufacturing Director and then Managing Director of Thorlux Lighting. In 2000, he became Joint Group Chief Executive and in 2003 Group Chairman.
Joint Group Chief Executive, F W Thorpe Plc and Managing Director, Thorlux Lighting
Mike joined F W Thorpe Plc in 1984 as an apprentice working his way to Technical Director for Thorlux Lighting in 1998, taking responsibility for the Company's design programme. He was appointed Group Technical Director in 2001 and became Managing Director of Thorlux Lighting in 2003. Mike is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is passionate about developing innovative, high technology, market leading products. He became Joint Chief Executive of F W Thorpe in 2010.
Financial Director and Company Secretary
After graduating in Business Administration, Craig qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 2000. He has spent time in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, more recently as UK Financial Director for Durr, which included a number of overseas ventures and projects for the wider group. He joined F W Thorpe in 2010.
Manufacturing Director, Thorlux Lighting
Tony graduated from Loughborough University with a B.Tech in Production Engineering and Management in 1984 and became a Chartered Engineer in 1988. He worked in various manufacturing industries, including Mars Electronics and Thomas & Betts, before joining Thorlux Lighting as Manufacturing Director in 1998.
Managing Director, Philip Payne
David joined F W Thorpe in 1978 and on completion of a commercial apprenticeship leading to an HNC in Business Studies he worked in various roles at Thorlux Lighting and elsewhere within the Group. In 1996, he became Managing Director of Philip Payne Limited.
After studying Electrical Engineering at Aberdeen University, Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1976. He spent time with Planet Group and TI Group before joining F W Thorpe in 1987 as Finance Director. He became Joint Chief Executive in July 2000. In June 2010 he became a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the remuneration committee following the appointment of his successor.
Ian, grandson of the Company founder, was Manufacturing Director of Thorlux Lighting from 1978 until 1993 when he became Personnel Director. He became a Non-Executive Director on 1st October 1997 and is a member of the remuneration committee.