People: Character Group PLC (CCT.L)

CCT.L on London Stock Exchange

261.00GBp
19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard King

68 Executive Chairman of the Board

Mark Dowding

2013 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

Kirankumar Shah

59 2013 Group Finance Director, Joint Managing Director, Executive Director

Jonathan Diver

49 Joint Managing Director, Group Marketing Director, Executive Director

Michael Hyde

39 2011 Managing Director - Far East Operations, Executive Director

Joseph Kissane

61 Managing Director of Character Options Limited, Executive Director

Lord Birdwood

75 1995 Independent Non-Executive Director

David Harris

63 2004 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard King

Mr. Richard King is Executive Chairman of the Board of Character Group PLC. He has extensive experience in the toy industry and has been involved in importing consumer products from the Far East since 1969. He established the original business of The Character Group plc jointly with Mr Kissane and Mr Shah in 1991 and works in close association with the management to develop and implement Group strategies.

Mark Dowding

Mr. Mark Dowding is the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of Character Group PLC. Mark, who holds a Master of Business Administration degree, is a Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He qualified in 1991 with a leading firm of accountants and, prior to joining the Company Mark was an audit partner with a Top 20, UK accountancy firm. During his career he has gained extensive knowledge and experience in, company secretarial, legal, accounting and corporate finance work as well as having previously acted on a wide range of matters for a number of publicly quoted companies, as an internal and external adviser.

Kirankumar Shah

Mr. Kirankumar Premchand Shah, FCCA, is the Group Finance Director, Joint Managing Director, Executive Director of Character Group PLC. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. After initially working in a private accountancy practice, he moved into industry and, since 1978, has been involved extensively in the toy industry, notably in his role in jointly heading up a successful management buyout of Merit Toys Limited in 1981 and its subsequent sale to Bluebird Toys plc in 1988. He jointly established the original business of The Character Group plc with Mr King and Mr Kissane in April 1991.

Jonathan Diver

Mr. Jonathan James Diver is the Joint Managing Director, Group Marketing Director, Executive Director of Character Group PLC. Hejoined the Group in September 1991 from Rainbow Toys Limited, where he was Senior Marketing Executive. He became Group Marketing Director in August 1994 and has developed close working relationships with the Group’s suppliers. He has played a key role in product development and the development and implementation of the Group’s marketing strategy.

Michael Hyde

Mr. Michael Spencer Hyde is Managing Director - Far East Operations, Executive Director of Character Group PLC. Prior to joining Character, Michael spent six years working for Mattel Inc., the NASDAQ listed US toy designer and manufacturer, where he held a number of management positions, focusing on brand management, marketing and product development. He attained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mandarin Chinese from Brigham Young University, Utah and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola Marymount University, California

Joseph Kissane

Mr. Joseph John Patrick Kissane is Executive Director of Character Group PLC and Managing Director of Character Options Limited. He has considerable sales expertise both at retail and supplier base in and outside the toy industry, gained over a period of over 35 years, notably with such companies as Nabisco, Lego and Tonka. He is one of the founders of the Group.

Lord Birdwood

Mr. Lord Birdwood is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Character Group PLC. He was appointed to the Board in September 1995. Hehas experience as a director of quoted and private companies. He has particular interests in executive placement and recruitment. He is also retained by private equity firms to advise on future technologies and is on the board of a specialist investment fund focusing on new defence products. He chairs a hotel acquisition and development company which he co-founded.

David Harris

Mr. David Harris is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Character Group PLC. He was appointed to the Board in May 2004. Hehas very broad financial experience gained over a 30 year career in both executive and non-executive capacities. He is currently a nonexecutive director of Small Companies Dividend Trust plc, Manchester and London Investment Trust plc, Aseana Properties Ltd, F&C Managed Portfolio Trust plc and Core VCTV plc, all of which are quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange. He is also a non-executive director of SDF Limited, a private film production company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard King

257,446

Mark Dowding

--

Kirankumar Shah

250,289

Jonathan Diver

257,387

Michael Hyde

193,682

Joseph Kissane

217,638

Lord Birdwood

--

David Harris

--
As Of 30 Aug 2013

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