David took up the position of Chairman of the Board in February 2012 having served on the Board from the time of his appointment in June 2007. He has been working in the defence sector for over 30 years with extensive knowledge of the US market. David spent 17 years with GEC-Marconi before joining Chemring Group PLC in 1987 and was appointed Chief Executive in 1999. He remained on the Chemring Board as a Non-Executive Director following his retirement in April 2005 but stood down from this role during 2012 to focus on his role as Chairman of Avon Rubber p.l.c. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Whitman PLC.
Paul was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 15th February 2017. Prior to this Paul was Divisional Managing Director of Avon’s Dairy division and a key member of the Group Executive management team. Paul joined the Group in 2003 and spent the early part of his career at Avon in commercial and operational roles which included responsibility for all UK operations and the European Protection & Defence and Dairy business units.
Nick was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in June 2017. Prior to joining Avon, Nick was Director of Finance, Planning & Reporting at Imperial Brands, the FTSE 20 tobacco group. He was with Imperial for 12 years and held a variety of roles during this period including Finance Director Sales & Marketing, Director of Accounting, Forecasting & Tax and Interim Investor Relations Director. Nick also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 14 years in both audit and advisory roles.
Chloe joined the Board in March 2016 and chairs the Remuneration Committee. Chloe is a founding partner at The Lazarus Partnership, an independent equity research and advisory firm based in London. Prior to Lazarus, Chloe was a senior corporate broker at stockbrokers Oriel Securities and Altium Capital, where she set up and managed the Corporate Broking and Investor Relations teams. Chloe started her career as a fund manager at Jupiter Asset Management.
Pim joined the Board in March 2015 and chairs the Audit Committee. Pim is Chief Executive of RPC Group Plc, the UK based manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging and a FTSE 250 listed company. Pim was appointed RPC’s CEO in 2013, having previously been their Finance Director since 2007. Prior to this, Pim worked for Dutch metals producer, Hoogovens Groep, before joining Dutch ship propulsion producer Lips Group as Chief Financial Officer in 1996. In 1999 he returned to Hoogovens Groep (acquired by Corus) and in 2004 became divisional Finance Director of the £3bn turnover Corus Distribution and Building Systems Division.