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Wellington Market Company Plc Final Results
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Wellington Market Company Plc Holding(s) in Company
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LORD LEE OF TRAFFORD D.L., F.C.A - Non-Executive Chairman
Lord Lee was a Member of Parliament from 1979-1992 and a minister of Defence and Employment. He has been on the boards of a number of public companies including Chancery Consolidated, James Halstead and PZ Cussons. Currently he is the Chairman of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions and a non-executive Director of Emerson Developments (Holdings) Ltd. He was appointed a life peer in 2006 and writes a monthly "My Portfolio" column for the Financial Times. He has been a shareholder for a number of years and currently has a beneficial holding of 139,000 shares and a non-beneficial holding of 18,000 shares.
MALCOLM BALL - Chief Executive Officer
Malcolm Ball has been involved in the hospitality, leisure and retail industries for over 20 years. He has held a number of board positions, most recently as the Chief Executive of Wineworld London Plc, trading as Vinopolis. During his four years at Vinopolis the business grew from a year on year loss position of approaching £1m to a £1.1m net profit position for the year ending 31 July 2007.
MICHAEL CHADWICK - Non-Executive director
Michael Chadwick is the Executive Chairman of Grafton Group plc, a company listed on the London and Irish stock exchanges. In the 20 years he has held this position, Grafton has grown substantially in Ireland and has built up UK businesses with annual sales in excess of €1 billion. He is also a director of other companies in which he has invested including Pochin's Plc. He currently holds a non-beneficial interest in 1,074,270 and a beneficial interest in 10,000 Wellington Market Company Plc shares.
SARAH HEWETT - Non-Executive Director
Sarah Hewett is the daughter of our late Chairman Geoffrey Simon. She is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, the US investment bank, and has worked in its equity research department since 1996. She currently holds a beneficial interest in 52,280 Wellington Market Company Plc shares.
CHRIS BARBER, - Development Director
A chartered Public Finance Accountant with over 30 years of local authority experience including eleven years as Director of Resources and Finance then Chief Executive at Telford & Wrekin Council. Joined the company in 2001 with responsibility for developing new business through growth and acquisition. He currently holds a beneficial interest in 5,000 Wellington Market Company Plc shares.