Executive Directors

Alex Ham - Co-CEO

Ross Mitchinson - Co-CEO

Simon Denyer - Group Finance Director and Company Secretary

 

Non-Executive Directors

Alan Carruthers - Non-Executive Chairman

Alan Carruthers is the independent Non-Executive Chairman of Numis and Chairs the Nominations Committee. Alan has over 27 years equity markets experience working for leading financial services firms and held senior positions as Head of Global Sales Trading at Morgan Stanley (1996 – 2003), Global Head of Equities at Cazenove (2003 – 2010) and Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Cash Equities at JP Morgan Cazenove (2010 – 2011). Alan has served as a Non-Executive Director to Hydrodec Group Plc (2012 – 2016) and was a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Alan also served as a Non-Executive Director to McLean Advisory Limited (2015 - 2017). Alan is a director of St. Catherine's School, Bramley.

Geoffrey Vero - Independent Non-Executive Director

Geoffrey Vero is an independent Non-Executive Director of Numis and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. Geoffrey is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee. Geoffrey is a chartered accountant and was an Investment Director of ABN Amro Private Equity, Lazard Development Capital and previously held senior positions at Diners Club and Savills. Geoffrey Vero is Chairman of Albion Development VCT Plc and EPE Special Opportunities Plc and a Non-Executive director of R&A Trust Company (No.1) Limited and R&A Trust Company ( No.2) Limited.

Robert Sutton - Independent Non-Executive Director

Robert Sutton is an independent Non-Executive Director of Numis and chairs the Remuneration Committee. Robert is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Nominations Committee. Robert was a solicitor with the City Law firm Macfarlanes from 1979 to 2013, serving as senior partner from 1999 to 2008. Robert has extensive expertise in company and commercial law, particularly in the area of corporate finance, securities law and practice, takeover bids and mergers and acquisitions. Robert is Chairman of Tulchan Communcations LLP, a member of the advisory Board of Highgate Capital and is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of Winchester College.

Catherine James - Independent Non-Executive Director

Catherine James is an independent Non-Executive Director of Numis and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee. Catherine is Head of Investor Relations of Diageo Plc where she has worked for the business since 1997. Prior to that Catherine worked as Finance Director of Grand Metropolitan Estates and IR Director for Grand Metropolitan (prior to the merger with Diageo in 1997). Catherine’s wide range of broad experience and influence, across both external and internal communications at Diageo combine to make her a highly regarded IR Director.