Helen Stevenson was appointed as Non-Executive Chair of RM plc on 16 February 2022. She is also the Chair of the Nomination Committee. Helen is a Non-Executive Director and Remco Chair of IG Group Holdings plc. Until recently, she was also the Senior Independent Director of Reach plc, a Non-Executive Director of Skipton Building Society, and Senior Independent Director of Kin + Carta plc. Helen was the Chief Marketing Officer UK at Yell Group plc from 2006 to 2012, including responsibility for digital product development and, prior to this, served as Lloyds TSB Group Marketing Director. She started her career with Mars Inc where she spent 19 years, working across senior supply side and demand side roles, culminating in European Marketing Director. Helen is a Governor at Wellington College where she is also Chair of the Wellington College Educational Enterprises Board and is a member of the Henley Business School Strategy Board.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Vicky Griffiths joined the Board on 1 July 2020 as a Non-Executive Director. She spent five years as a teacher of Maths and Economics at both primary and secondary level and currently sits on the board of multi-academy trust, Bellevue Place Education Trust. She trained at Bain and Company and was responsible for operational and business risk at Brevan Howard Asset Management. She is now a Partner at executive search firm, Independent Search Partnership. She is a Non-Executive Director at GB Bank, as well as Senior Independent Director of the British Olympic Foundation, a Trustee of Vincent’s Club at Oxford University and she sits on the Main Committee of the MCC at Lords. Vicky is Chair of the ESG Committee.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Cook joined the Board as CEO in January 2023. With a background in operations and technology, Mark brings extensive experience in business transformation and creating shareholder value. After qualifying as an accountant and working in several finance roles, Mark moved into consulting, joining Xansa PLC where he led transformation and systems implementation programmes for clients including the BBC and Boots. In 2010, Mark joined Getronics Group under Aurelius Investments where he refocused the portfolio and created a global technology digital services business. In 2019, Mark joined Capita plc as CEO for the People Solutions Division and latterly the Technology Solutions Division. Mark is currently non-executive Chairman of Searchlight Consulting.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Simon Goodwin joined the Board as Group CFO on 29 August 2023. Simon is a Chartered Management Accountant with 15 years of experience in finance leadership roles. Prior to joining the Board of RM plc, Simon was the Group CFO of MTI Technology from January 2018 until July 2023, where he was responsible for the finance and administrative functions across their operations in the UK, France, and Germany. Simon has also held senior finance roles in Getronics, the Dutch ICT business, and Sopra Steria, the digital services and software development consultancy. After qualifying as an accountant, Simon worked in a number of finance and commercial roles for Warner Bros and Marks and Spencer PLC.
Senior Independent Director
Patrick Martell joined the Board on 1 January 2014 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chairman of the Remuneration Committee on 19 March 2014. He is the nominated Non-Executive Director for workforce engagement. He is currently Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive of the Informa Intelligence Division of Informa plc. He was previously the 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.
Charles joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 2 July 2021. Charles is the Chief Executive Officer at Restore plc and was appointed to this position in April 2019. He was previously Chief Operating Officer and main Board Director at TalkTalk Telecom Group plc, which he joined in 2011. He previously spent 20 years at IBM Corporation in various countries, culminating in his role as Vice President, Commercial Sector in UK and Ireland.
Christopher Humphrey joined the Board on 7 July 2023 as a Non-Executive Director. He is currently Chair of AIM-listed Eckoh plc, a position he has held since 2017. He also served as Senior Independent Director and Audit Chair at AVEVA Group plc, Senior Independent Director at Videndum plc, and Non-Executive Director at SDL plc. Christopher has had a number of leadership roles during his career, including the position of Group Chief Executive Officer of Anite plc from 2008 to 2015.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Richard Smothers joined the Board on 3 January 2023 as a Non-Executive Director and became Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee on 31 March 2023. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Greene King Limited, a role he has held since 2017, and has both strategic, financial and operational responsibilities. Prior to this he was Chief Financial Officer at Mothercare plc and held a number of senior roles at Rexam plc, Tesco plc and Cargill Inc. Richard is a Chartered Management Accountant.