Christopher Rourke

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Rourke is the head of Corporate Finance at Beaufort International Associates Limited ("Beaufort"). Christopher has over 20 years of global financial markets experience. Originally from Canada, his 17-year career in London has involved Investment Banking (including at UBS and Bank of Montreal Nesbitt Burns) and co-founding a Private Equity boutique (India and London Real Estate focus). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Percy Lomax BSc (Econ) FCSI

Non-Executive Director
Percy Lomax has had a long career in London in both corporate stock broking and company analysis. The most well-known companies in which he has worked include Robert Fleming, Vivian Gray, Prudential Bache and Teather & Greenwood. He has significant knowledge of start-ups and fundraising for small companies. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Securities Institute.

Percy chairs the Group's investment committee, in which he has a casting vote, and the Company's monthly board meetings. In addition, he is responsible for AIM Rules compliance and general corporate governance.  He is a member of the investment and audit committees. 


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David Scott FCSI

Non-Executive Director

David Scott has over 25 years of corporate broking and investment banking experience in advising small and medium-sized companies on both the Official List and AIM. He has extensive experience in private equity and advising unquoted companies. David began his career in the corporate finance department of L Messel & Co and has since been a director of corporate broking at ING Barings, a director of Resolution Partners Limited and a director of corporate finance at Lewis Charles.

David is Chief Executive and co-founder of Alexander David Securities Plc ("ADS"), which is the Company's investment adviser. He is responsible for the presentation of ADS' proposals to the investment committee. He is a member of the audit committee.


Andrew Gutmann

Non-Executive Director

Mr Gutmann is the head of Capital Markets at Beaufort. He specialises in fundraising for small and micro-cap companies. He has worked for a number of institutions and has over 15 years' experience in the City.

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