Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Stephen has over 18 years as a director of both publicly listed and private companies. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Actual Experience plc, Datatec Limited and PRS For Music Limited. He is also Non-Executive Director of Informa plc and Restore plc. In his earlier career Stephen was Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Telewest Communications plc and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at WestLB Panmure.
Nicola (“Nicky”) Foulston
Chief Executive Officer
Nicky took over the commercial management of the Firm in September 2016, having been a client for nearly 30 years, taking the Firm to market on 8th May 2018 at a valuation of £70m+. In 1992, Nicky acquired the Brands Hatch Leisure Group, which owned and ran a motor racing circuit. She was involved in its subsequent stock market listing in 1996 and sale in 1999. Initially valued at £6 million when she took over, Nicky helped build it into the largest organiser and promoter of motorsport in Europe before it was sold for over $195 million to Interpublic, the US marketing giant. She was named Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year in 1997, and she remains, the award’s youngest ever recipient.
Nicky subsequently ran a private family office with private equity investments in the USA and Europe. In 2014, she was appointed as a Board Member of the Government’s Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB), an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to help government boost growth in business.
Patrick joined the Firm in January 2018 having previously spent ten years in senior financial roles in the legal services sector, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Kings Court Trust Limited and previously as Finance Director for DAC Beachcroft LLP. Patrick is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.