Angela SmithPeople Director +
Angela SmithPeople Director
Angela Smith has held senior human resources management roles with both Virgin Management Ltd and Granada Hotels & Leisure. Following this, Angela had her own consultancy firm, providing strategic human resources advice to organisations and entrepreneurial businesses. Angela was also a non-executive director for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust (Stepping Hill Hospital & Community Health Services for Stockport) and continues in a non-executive role for PossAbilities
Charlie GellerCommunications Director +
Charlie GellerCommunications Director
Charlie Geller is a communications professional with approximately 20 years’ experience spanning investor relations, corporate broking and public relations. He joined the Group in 2018 from Newgate Communications, where he was a director and co-head of the financial communications practice. Prior to that, Charlie worked for public relations agencies Tavistock Communications and WMC Communications (which became part of Bell Pottinger). He also worked in equity sales for a natural resources-focused investment bank.
Louise BraceCompany Secretary +
Louise BraceCompany Secretary
23 October 2017
Louise joined the Group as Company Secretary in October 2017. She is a qualified solicitor and was previously Group Legal Manager and Company Secretary of a UK manufacturing company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to moving into industry, Louise was in private practice for 14 years with leading law firms in London and Manchester.
Jonathan BrownGeneral Counsel +
Jonathan BrownGeneral Counsel
Jonathan has worked with the Group since 2006 and joined the Legal Team in a part-time capacity in 2014. He has been involved in each of the Group’s corporate transactions since 2007 and has been a Corporate lawyer in private practice since 1990. Jonathan is also Chair of solicitors Hill Dickinson LLP and on a number of Boards as a non-executive Director.
John CawreyIT Director +
John CawreyIT Director
John Cawrey has been the Group’s IT Director since May 2019. He initially held operational management positions in the hotel and leisure sector in the 1990s, which led to financial analysis and systems development roles. After 10 years providing outsourced services to small and medium enterprises, he joined Practice Plan. Following the sale of the business, a period followed working as a fractional IT Director with clients in the hospitality, legal and personal finance sectors.