THE BOARD

Mike Allcock

Chairman and Joint Chief Executive. Managing Director, Thorlux Lighting

Appointment/Background:

Mike joined FW 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 Group Chief Executive of FW Thorpe in 2010 and Chairman in July 2017.

Keys Areas of Expertise/Responsibility:

Lighting & Controls Technology, Product Design/Management, Industry Knowledge, Marketing, Strategy

Craig Muncaster

Joint Chief Executive, Group Financial Director and Company Secretary

Appointment/Background:

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 FW Thorpe in 2010 and was appointed Joint Group Chief Executive in July 2017.

Keys Areas of Expertise/Responsibility:

Financial Management, Commercial/Legal Risk, Investor Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Company Secretarial

James Thorpe

Business Development Director, Thorlux Lighting

Appointment/Background:

James graduated with a BSc in Business Studies in 2000. He spent 13 years in the IT industry, involved in a variety of public and private sector contracts before joining FW Thorpe in 2013. During his time as Business Development Manager at Thorlux, he has been responsible for securing a number of high profile projects which have contributed to the growth of revenue derived from the healthcare sector. James is the great grandson of the company founder and was appointed as a director in July 2017.

Keys Areas of Expertise/Responsibility:

Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Digital Marketing

David Taylor

Managing Director,
Philip Payne

Appointment/Background:

David joined FW 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.

Keys Areas of Expertise/Responsibility:

Manufacturing, Business Management, Financial Management, Industry Knowledge

Andrew Thorpe

Non-Executive Director

Appointment/Background:

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, positions he held until July 2017.

Keys Areas of Expertise/Responsibility:

Manufacturing, Product Design/Management, Sales & Marketing, Industry Knowledge, Strategy

Peter Mason

Non-Executive Director

Appointment/Background:

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 FW 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.

Keys Areas of Expertise/Responsibility:

Financial Management, Governance, Company Secretarial, Industry Knowledge

Ian Thorpe

Non-Executive Director

Appointment/Background:

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 1 October 1997 and is a member of the remuneration committee.

Keys Areas of Expertise/Responsibility:

Manufacturing, Human Resources, Governance, Industry Knowledge

Tony Cooper

Non-Executive Director

Appointment/Background:

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, a role he held until January 2019.

Keys Areas of Expertise/Responsibility:

Manufacturing, Business Management, Industry Knowledge, Project Management

Remuneration Committee

The Committee meets at least once a year and is responsible for determining and reviewing with the board the policy for remuneration of the executive directors. The Committee also approves the structure of, and determines any targets for, any performance related pay schemes, reviews the design of any share incentive plans, and determines the policy of any pension arrangements for each executive director.

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