John Poulter was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of RM plc on 1 May 2013. He is also Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Board. Mr Poulter is currently Chairman of 4imprint Group plc. He is a former Chairman and former Chief Executive of Spectris plc and has also been a Non-Executive Director of a number of public and private companies including FTSE 250 constituents BTP plc, RAC plc and Kidde plc.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Lord Andrew Adonis joined the Board on 1 October 2011. He served 12 years in government as a Minister and special adviser, including Secretary of State for Transport, Minister for Schools, Head of the No.10 Policy Unit, and senior No. 10 adviser on education, public services and constitutional reform. Before joining government, he was Public Policy Editor of the Financial Times. Lord Adonis is Interim Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, and Non-Executive Director of Dods (Group) PLC and a number of charitable organisations.
Chief Executive Officer
David Brooks was appointed Chief Executive Officer of RM plc on 1 March 2013, having been appointed to the Board as Chief Operating Officer on 1 July 2012. He originally joined RM, with a degree in computing, on the Group’s graduate scheme. He has gained extensive experience in the education sector across many parts of the RM Group and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.
Patrick Martell joined the Board on 1 January 2014 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chair of the Remuneration Committee on 19 March 2014. Mr Martell is a former Group CEO of St Ives plc, having joined in 1980. He was appointed to the Board of St Ives plc on 1 August 2003 and held the position of Managing Director, Media Products and Managing Director, UK Operations from 2006 to 2009, at which point he was appointed Group CEO. Mr Martell is currently Chief Executive of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa plc.
Chief Financial Officer
Neil Martin joined the Company and the Board on 28 September 2015. Prior to joining RM, he was CFO for UK and Ireland for the Adecco Group, the leading provider of HR solutions listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange. He was CFO at the UK listed, IT staffing company, Spring plc until it was acquired by Adecco in 2009. Mr Martin started his career by spending seven years at Exxon Mobil.
Deena Mattar FCA joined the Board on 1 June 2011 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chair of the Audit Committee on 26 March 2012. She served as Group Finance Director of Kier Group plc from 2001 to 2010, having joined the Group in 1998 as Finance Director of Kier National. Prior to this she held senior positions at KPMG. Ms Mattar is also a Non-Executive Director of Wates Group Ltd. and, until its recent sale to Schneider Electric, she was a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Invensys plc. She is also a former Non-Executive Director of Lamprell plc.