APC Technology Group plc – Board of Directors
Tony Lochery – Non-executive Chairman
Tony has been chairing business-to-business service and distribution companies for the last 13 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. Tony has held Board positions for over 30 years, including 13 as Chairman, and other executive roles. 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 of Kwik Fit PLC to Ford, Tony became Chief Executive of City Holdings, a privately-owned facilities management company employing 10,000 people. Tony was appointed Non-executive Chairman of APC Technology Group PLC in February 2017. He brings wide-ranging Chairmanship and Board expertise and his experience of developing corporate strategy has been particularly valuable in leading the Group’s review of its strategic objectives.
Richard Hodgson – Chief Executive
Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working for 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 on the Company’s acquisition of Green Compliance PLC in September 2014 and was appointed Chief Executive in August 2015. Richard brings significant financial and operations leadership experience and expertise to the Board.
Phil Lancaster – Business Development Director
Phil joined the Group in 1995 as a Product Manager and in June 2000 was appointed General Manager of APC’s 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 September 2003 and then to Operations Director in April 2006. He has been responsible for improving operating efficiencies and for the successful integration of the Company’s acquisitions. In 2013 Phil was appointed Managing Director of the Group’s Electronic Components Distribution division and in August 2017 he was appointed Business Development Director. In this role Phil, the longest serving member of the Board, is using his extensive industry knowledge to drive the Company’s growth plans by introducing new supplier partnerships to extend the range of products and services offered.
Jeremy Brade – Non-executive Director
Jeremy is a partner and a designated member of Harwood Capital LLP and leads its private equity team that operates under the business name Harwood Private Equity, which he joined in 2001. Jeremy takes responsibility for originating, negotiating and executing transactions, monitoring portfolios and serving as a non-executive director on the boards of investee companies. Previously he was a Diplomatic Officer at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
James Agnew – Non-executive Director
James Agnew is a partner and a member of Harwood Capital LLP, where his responsibilities include originating, negotiating and executing transactions, monitoring portfolios and serving as a non-executive director on the boards of investee companies. Previously, he was a Vice President within the Investment Banking division at Credit Suisse First Boston.