Mrs A Yerburgh
Ann Yerburgh joined the Board in March 1974 and was appointed Chairman in August 2000.
R A J Bailey
Richard Bailey joined the Board as a non-executive director in November 2002. He joined the company full time in November 2009 and was appointed Chief Executive in March 2011. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and has a BA in Economics from Durham University. He previously worked in the financial services industry with Catalyst Corporate Finance and Societe Generale.
K D Wood
Kevin Wood joined the Board as Finance Director in March 2010. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and has an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Nottingham University. He was previously Finance Director of Accsys Technologies plc and held senior finance roles with Arla Foods, Express Dairies and Lloyds Pharmacy.
John Barnes was appointed as a non-executive director in June 2014. He is currently a non-executive director of Rockfish Restaurants, and two family owned Leeds based businesses. He was previously Chairman or Director of Harry Ramsden’s, La Tasca, Caffé Nero, Arena Leisure, Hardy’s and Hanson’s and Novus Leisure.
Oscar Yerburgh was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2016, and represents the wider ownership interests of the Yerburgh family in the capacity of a non- executive director.
Nick Mackenzie was appointed to the Board on 31st October 2016 as a non-executive director. He is Managing Director of Merlin Entertainments’ Midway Attractions Group where he is responsible for the development of some of Merlin’s most iconic worldwide brands including Sealife, Madame Tussauds and Legoland Discovery Centres.
Mrs S I Woodward
Susan Woodward was appointed Company Secretary in December 2004. She joined the company in 1978, and is a qualified Chartered Secretary.