Appointed: 23 June 2014 (Chairman since 1 February 2020)
Career and experience: Paul was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Volution upon its listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2014 and in February 2020 became Non-Executive Chairman and chairman of the Nomination Committee. Paul brings extensive public company and wide ranging international business experience, particularly in manufacturing environments. Paul previously headed the finance function and served on the boards of a number of UK listed public companies, including Ransomes plc, De La Rue plc, BPB plc, Mondi Group plc and Thomas Cook Group plc.
Paul was also a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Electrocomponents plc.
Key strengths: Financial and accounting expertise together with extensive public company experience and wide ranging international business experience, particularly in manufacturing environments.
External appointments: None.
Appointed: 15 May 2014
Career and experience: Ronnie joined Volution in 2008 as Managing Director of Vent-Axia Division (now the Ventilation Group) and became CEO in 2012 upon leading the management buy-out backed by TowerBrook Capital Partners LP. Since then he has transformed the Company from a UK centric provider of air quality solutions into a globally diversified organisation with 19 market leading brands in 14 countries. Ronnie led the successful listing of Volution on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2014 and has subsequently delivered a strong and consistent financial performance, increasing revenue by over two and a half times and growing the Company organically and through 20 acquisitions.
Ronnie has extensive industry experience and prior to joining Volution spent 20 years in the wire and cable industry latterly leading Draka’s global activities to supply to the marine, oil and gas sectors. In 2015 he was nominated as a finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year in London and the South East.
Key strengths: Significant strategic and operational expertise together with extensive merger and acquisition experience, both in the UK and internationally, and in-depth knowledge of the ventilation industry.
External appointments: None.
Appointed: 1 August 2019
Career and experience: Andy joined Volution as Chief Financial Officer in August 2019 following nine years at Aggreko plc where he held numerous senior finance roles including most recently finance director, power solutions. Andy brings extensive UK and international financial and accounting expertise through a background working in a global business environment having lived and worked in the Nordics, Dubai and Singapore. Throughout his career, Andy has operated in environments where cost control has been critical and in his role at Aggreko, oversaw revenues totalling $1.2 billion and worked on a number of international acquisitions.
Prior to joining Aggreko, Andy spent four years at Vetco Gray and six years at Lafarge SA.
Key strengths: Financial and accounting expertise both in the UK and internationally.
External appointments: None.
Appointed: 19 March 2018
Career and experience: Amanda joined the Board in March 2018 as an independent Non-Executive Director and brings experience in international M&A, shareholder relations, strategy and governance. Amanda is currently Group Company Secretary of Haleon plc. Prior to this role Amanda was group secretary of Standard Chartered plc having previously spent nine years as group secretary and head of corporate governance at Marks and Spencer Group plc where she was also an executive member of the operating committee. Prior to that, Amanda worked at Arcadia Group plc and in investment banking at James Capel and Robert Fleming. Amanda served as a non-executive director at Kier Group plc from 2011 to 2016 and has served as a member of the Council and the remuneration committee of Leeds University, where she was also a visiting professor of the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre.
Key strengths: Experience in international M&A, retail, shareholder relations, strategy and governance.
External appointments: Group Company Secretary at Haleon plc.
Appointed: 3 August 2016
Career and experience: Claire joined the Board in August 2016 as an independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed as chair of the Remuneration Committee on 30 April 2020.
Claire has over 30 years’ listed company experience, including a number of executive roles at WHSmith Group plc, Mothercare plc and McArthurGlen Ltd, bringing strengths in business strategy and turnaround, strategic development and change management. Claire was most recently senior independent director and chair of the remuneration committee at Topps Tiles Plc.
Key strengths: Extensive board-level experience with key strengths in business strategy and turnaround, strategic development and change management.
External appointments: Claire is currently non-executive director and chair of the remuneration committee of Hollywood Bowl Group plc.
Appointed: 30 April 2020
Career and experience: Nigel joined the Board in April 2020 as an independent Non-Executive Director and chairman of the Audit Committee bringing extensive public company, financial and accounting and acquisition experience. Nigel was group finance director of Diploma PLC from 2001 to September 2020. During his time at Diploma, Nigel had overseen more than 50 international acquisitions across Europe, North America and Australia during which time the company had grown market capitalisation from ca.£60 million to ca.£1.8 billion. Nigel was previously senior independent director and audit committee chairman of Creston plc from July 2015 until December 2016 when the company was taken private.
Key strengths: Recent and relevant financial and accounting expertise together with extensive public company experience and wide ranging international business experience; significant strategic and operational expertise together with extensive merger and acquisition experience, both in the UK and internationally.
External appointments: Nigel is currently a non-executive director of Dialight plc.
Appointed: 10 March 2022
Career and experience:Margaret joined the Board in March 2022 as an independent Non-Executive Director, and is a member of the Audit, Remuneration, and Nomination Committees.
Margaret's career began at Rolls-Royce Plc in 1990, where she gained extensive financial and commercial experience, serving most recently as Senior Finance Business Partner, Aerospace (from 2013 to 2015) and Finance Director, Corporate, IT and Engineering (from 2015 to 2017). Following her time at Rolls-Royce Plc, Margaret founded and managed an aerospace consultancy business from 2018 to 2020.
Key strengths: Extensive board-level experience with expertise in a wide range of fields including finance, business strategy, international M&A, and sustainability.
External appointments: Margaret currently serves as a non-executive director for Pod Point Group Holdings plc (where she is also chair of the audit and ESG committees), Ombudsman Service (where she is also chair of the audit committee) and HMG Department for Transport, Trinity House (where she is also chair of the audit committee).
Appointed: 01 February 2022
Career and experience: Fiona joined Volution as Company Secretary in February 2022 and plays a leading role in the governance of the Group ensuring compliance with the rules and regulations required by a premium Main Market listing on the London Stock Exchange including the UK Corporate Governance Code.
Fiona has significant experience as a governance professional and, prior to joining Volution, was Company Secretary at international business, Cineworld Group plc. Fiona is also a qualified lawyer with over 16 years of post-qualification experience in corporate law.
External appointments: None