Ken was appointed Chairman of the Board in July 2017 and is Chair of the Audit Committee.
Ken has international experience, bringing financial and leadership expertise from his role as the Chairman of Aggreko plc, which he has held since 2012.
Ken is also Chairman of Shooting Star Children’s’ Charity. Until 2009, Ken spent five years as Chief Financial Officer of Cadbury Plc. He has also held positions as Operating Partner for Compass Partners, Group Chief Executive at Dalgety Plc, Group Finance Director of United Distillers Plc and Group Finance Director of Avis Europe Plc and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Ian was appointed non-executive director of the Group in July 2017, and is chair of the Remuneration Committee
Ian brings significant experience with sporting organisations to the Board and is currently Chairman of Commonwealth Games England. Ian is also a member of the Rugby Football Union (‘‘RFU’’) Council, having represented Cambridge University RFU for 12 years. He was also a non-executive director of England Rugby 2015 Limited, the organising body of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Ian is a qualified solicitor who retired as Managing Partner of International law firm Wragge & Co in April 2014 after eight years in post. Prior to managing the business, Ian was a corporate partner at the firm for fourteen years. Ian has an MA in Law from Cambridge University.
Greg became Group CEO of Arena Group in 2011, following the acquisition of Arena Structures and Seating in 2007.
Greg joined Davy Stockbrokers in 1987 and was a director of Davy Corporate Finance until 1992. In 1993 he joined Allegro Limited, an Irish distribution business, and was part of the senior executive team that carried out a buy-out of the business later that year. He left the business in 2000 shortly after the business was sold. He held a number of posts during 2000-2004, mainly on a consultancy basis and he acquired his first business in the event rental sector in 2004 called Hireall along with his former Allegro business partner.
Greg qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in 1982 and subsequently worked with KPMG in both Minneapolis and Dublin.
Piers has been the Group’s Finance Director since 2012, overseeing all financial matters including financial reporting, risk management, insurance, banking, acquisitions and fundraising.
Piers joined the Group from Managed Support Services plc, an AIM quoted company where he was group finance director. Prior to that he worked at ED&F Man Ltd, Cable & Wireless Communications plc and Two Way TV Ltd.
Piers qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.