Mr Rupert Labrum, Executive Chairman (born in 1967)
Rupert Labrum is a former investment banker, who retired after a successful career in the City of London. He was involved with Treasury and funding operations of international banks and building societies. He worked as a fund manager at Gartmore Investment Management and previously ran a proprietary derivatives trading desk at Deutsche Bank. Over the last several years, Mr Labrum has been an active investor in multiple private and publicly quoted companies. He has held notifiable positions in several AIM-quoted companies, and is the Company’s largest shareholder, holding an aggregate interest in its shares of approximately 21%.
Mr Matthew Beardmore, Chief Executive Officer (born in 1979)
Matthew Beardmore is a practising solicitor and commercial manager. He has acted on many investments, commercial transactions, property transactions and major projects amounting to several billion pounds during his career. Mr Beardmore was previously a non-executive director of AIM-quoted lnfraStrata plc, where he was instrumental in both completing and managing the company’s EU grant applications.
Mr Hedley Clark, Non-Executive Director (born in 1963)
Hedley Clark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. After nine years working in private practice, the last five at KPMG, he left to take up senior financial and management roles in various companies where he gained a wealth of international business experience. This included two successful start-ups. Until the recent sale of the business, for the last 12 years, Mr Clark’s principal role had been as the Managing Director of Credence Background Screening Limited, a successful background screening company which, since his initial involvement in 2009, saw significant revenue and profits growth.