The Watchstone board has experience and knowledge of both the technology and financial services, and is committed to the highest levels of corporate governance.
Richard is non-executive chairman of AO World plc, Crawshaw plc, Anpario plc and Blue Inc Limited.
Previously, he has held a number of positions in organisations such as Booker Group plc, AC Electrical Wholesale, and Whittard of Chelsea plc.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Indro joined the Group in September 2015. He has previous Board level leadership experience in corporate multinational, new venture and private equity backed fast moving technology and industrial companies.
Prior to joining the Group, Indro launched FlexEnable Limited, a leader in flexible electronics technology for wearables and sensors, which was created from the transformation of Plastic Logic where he was CEO.
His earlier career included being CEO of C-MAC MicroTechnology, a private equity backed LBO from which three market-leading businesses were created and sold; several executive board positions with Philips Semiconductors BV, including Executive VP Global Marketing & Sales and CEO of Automotive business unit; Commercial Director of VideoLogic during IPO and senior management positions within Hitachi’s European semiconductor division.
Indro is a member of the Board of Sector Skills Council for UK Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies and is the founding Chairman of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation.
Rt Hon. Lord Howard of Lympne QC
Senior Non-executive Director
Michael Howard is the former leader of the Conservative Party, a distinguished lawyer, and served as a Member of Parliament for 27 years.
He filled many government posts, including Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Employment and Secretary of State for the Environment, as well as Shadow Foreign Secretary and Shadow Chancellor.
David has worked within the financial sector for over 20 years, and his appointment has been supported by key major shareholders due to his reputation and track record within the City. David recently established Codex Capital Partners and for the prior 10 years David headed Investec Bank plc’s investment banking division.
Tony has held a variety of senior business positions including chief executive of Telewest Communications plc, president of Pepsi Cola Asia Pacific and senior independent non-executive director of easyJet plc. He is currently a non-executive director of Camelot Global Services Limited and Camelot UK Lotteries Limited.
Group Finance Director
Mark Williams is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has nearly 30 years of finance experience.
Mark has had a varied career to date, having qualified with what is now Deloitte. His experience ranges from a technology-driven entrepreneurial start up through to divisions of major international FTSE businesses and through several business cycles.
David qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen before joining Morgan Grenfell as an investment banker specialising in M&A.
David has held a variety of board positions in insurance-related businesses both public and private and is currently a non-executive director of British Gas Insurance, Key Retirement Group and Premium Credit.
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