John F Standen, Non-Executive Chairman
John became our Non-Executive Chairman in 2007. John has recently been Non-Executive Chairman of Lavendon Group plc. He was Chairman of the Council of Hull University for seven years until retiring in April 2013. John was previously Non-Executive Chairman of Reg Vardy plc until its sale in 2006. He spent his career in corporate finance and was Chief Executive of BZW Corporate Finance before retiring from Barclays Bank plc in 1998.
Paul R Mines, Chief Executive Officer
Paul was appointed CEO in 2007. An engineer with an MBA from London Business School, Paul spent his early career at ICI plc and Courtaulds plc and has 17 years experience in the conventional plastics industry. For the eight years to 2006, Paul was CEO of the Betts Group, having led a management buy-out. Paul is also a Director of the UK’s Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) and Chairs the UK’s Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF)
Sally Morley, Managing Director, Biome Bioplastics
Sally joined Biome Bioplastics in 2007 as Sales & Marketing Manager. She later became Commercial Director and promoted to the role of Managing Director of the Bioplastics division in June 2019. Having previously worked within the API Group for 11 years, Sally has significant operational, commercial & exporting experience within an SME producing speciality plastics and coatings. She has run her own business for more than 10 years, specialising in outsourcing export sales resources.
Stephen Baskerville, Managing Director, Stanelco RF Technologies
Stephen (Steve) took up his role in August 2013, he leads the Stanelco division across a diverse range of business activity that includes direct involvement in conception and successful delivery of standardised and customer-specific RF technology solutions. Originally qualifying as an Electronics Engineer, with a Power Electronics specialisation, and latterly studying on a part-time MBA program, Steve has now amassed more than 35 years of continuous working experience in the field of electro-heat process technology.
Simon joined the Board on 25 March 2021 as senior independent non-executive director, Chair of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse and has held a number executive director roles with listed companies including Northern Foods plc, Debenhams plc and Blancco Technology Group plc. Simon is currently NED and chair of Audit and Remuneration Committees at both Ramsdens Holdings PLC and FireAngel Safety Technology Group plc.
Robert St John Smith, Chief Financial Officer
Robert (Rob) is a chartered management accountant with significant experience in leadership roles in a number of technology companies, where he has been instrumental in leading growth strategies and improving operational efficiencies. Most recently, Rob served in the CFO and CEO roles at Filtronic plc, an AIM listed electronics designer and manufacturer of advanced filters, antennas and transceivers. Prior to this he was Finance Director of AIM listed APC Technology Group, a specialist distributor and manufacturer of electronic components and semiconductor products with a focus on green technology industries.
Donna Simpson-Strange, Company Secretary
Donna joined in 2006 as an in-house Solicitor, having qualified in 2004. Donna is also Company Secretary and is responsible for ensuring compliance of corporate governance at Board level. With her expertise in employment law, Donna is responsible for HR/employment matters, in addition to the construction and negotiation of commercial agreements and debt recovery. Her previous experience includes working for two legal 500 law firms in Bristol.
Martin Rushton-Turner, Non-Executive Director
Martin joined the board of Biome Technologies plc in May 2023. Previously worked at Swiss Re from 2001 to 2014, initially as Head of the Strategic Transactions Group which focused on transactions between Swiss Re and corporate and financial institutions, from 2008 to 2010 as Head of Legacy, the division formed to house and manage down the “bad bank” businesses of Swiss Re, and thereafter as Special Advisor to the Swiss Re Group CFO. Prior to Swiss Re, Mr Rushton-Turner was Head of the Debt Structuring Group at Greenwich NatWest, having joined NatWest in 1993.
Mr Rushton-Turner qualified as a chartered accountant at Coopers & Lybrand in 1990, as a Barrister in 1991 and as a New York attorney in 1992. He holds an LLB from University College London (UCL) and is an Honorary Fellow of UCL.
We ensure that the Biome Technologies plc Board accesses high quality advice at appropriate times. Our main advisers are listed below:
Auditor – Evelyn Partners
Evelyn Partners is the UK’s leading integrated professional services and wealth management group. With a range of offices across the UK, as well as the Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands, the Group offers an extensive range of financial and professional services to businesses, their management teams and stakeholders, includes assurance and accounting, business tax advice, employee benefits, forensic advice, fund administration, recovery and restructuring and transaction services.
Share registrars – Neville Registrars
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Legal – Osborne Clarke
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