APC Technology Group plc – Board of Directors
Tony Lochery – Non-executive Chairman
Tony Lochery has been chairing B2B service and distribution companies for the last 12 years, and has an excellent record of value growth and realisation. He brings significant experience in strategy development and operational execution, for businesses trading in the UK and internationally. With 13 Chairman positions and other executive roles, he has held Board positions for over 30 years. Prior to becoming non-executive, Tony built his own company, which was sold to Kwik Fit PLC, where he became Group Managing Director. After the sale to Ford, he became Chief Executive of City Holdings, a privately owned FM company employing 10,000 people.
Richard Hodgson – Chief Executive
Richard qualified as a chartered accountant whilst working for the financial services group Deloitte in London. He then spent several years in the music industry, working as Finance Director for Universal Music International and Warner Music International. This was followed by seven years in the business services industry as European Finance Director for Iron Mountain Europe, Chief Financial and Operating Officer for Triplearc PLC, an AIM listed print management company, and Chief Financial and Operating Officer for Reconomy, a private equity backed waste management company. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Green Compliance PLC in April 2010, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2013. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of APC Technology Group PLC upon the Company’s acquisition of Green Compliance PLC in September 2014and was appointed Chief Executive in August 2015.
Phil Lancaster – Business Development Director
Phil joined the Group in 1995 as a product manager and in 2000 was appointed General Manager of APC’s component distribution business. He was responsible for developing APC’s dominant, technically-based sales presence in the UK’s military and aerospace markets. Phil was appointed to the Board in 2003. He expanded the Company’s military and aerospace activities and, as the Company entered a period of significant organic and acquisitive growth, he managed the broadening of the Group’s component distribution product portfolio, its entry to new markets and promotion of new technologies. In 2006 Phil became Operations Director and was responsible for improving operating efficiencies and for the successful integration of the Company’s acquisitions. In 2013 he was made Managing Director of the Group’s Electronic Component Distribution business and in August 2017 Business Development Director where his extensive Company and industry knowledge will continue to drive the Company’s growth plans.
Michael Thompson – Finance Director
Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007 following three years at a London practice. He then spent several years working for Vantis plc and FRP Advisory LLP, specialising in audit and business recovery. For the past 6 years Michael has worked in the fresh produce sector. Formerly as a senior finance manager for Bakkavor, and since 2014 as Finance Director for Newmafruit Farms Limited, a premier fruit farming and packing business with a turnover of £25M. Michael joined APC Technology Group PLC as Finance Director in 2017.