Committee key

  • R Remuneration Committee
  • A Audit Committee
  • N Nomination Committee
  •   Chairman
Mike Raybould

Mike Raybould

Chief Executive

Oversees the Group's business and is responsible for formulating the Group's objectives and strategy. Mike is a qualified Chartered Accountant and was previously the Group Finance Director. Before joining the Group, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Floorcare Division of Techtronic Industries Company Limited, a public company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Other appointments

Non-executive Director of the Group’s associated undertaking, Furlong Mills Limited.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, risk management, financial, governance and legal, and mergers and acquisitions.

Phil Atherton

Phil Atherton

Group Sales and Marketing Director

Responsible for global sales and marketing excluding the US. Before joining the Group, Phil was the Sales and Marketing Director of the Home Textiles division of the John Cotton Group Limited. He also spent twelve years in the drinks industry working in a number of commercial roles with Remy & Associates (UK) Limited, The Gaymer Group Limited and Allied Domecq PLC where he gained extensive experience of working with premium brands.

Other appointments

None.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, sales and marketing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mick Knapper

Mick Knapper

Operations Director

Responsible for Portmeirion UK’s sourcing, production, information systems, human resources and logistics functions. Mick joined Portmeirion in 1998 and has been a member of the board of the Company’s main operating subsidiary, Portmeirion Group UK Limited, since 2011.

Other appointments

None.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, operational expertise, and mergers and acquisitions.

David Sproston

David Sproston

Group Finance Director

Responsible for all aspects of financial control and sits on all subsidiary boards. David is a qualified Chartered Accountant and joined the Group from Deloitte in 2008. He was previously Group Financial Controller and Finance Director of Portmeirion Group UK Limited, the Group’s main trading subsidiary.  

Other appointments

None.

Key skills

Risk management, operational expertise and financial.

Dick Steele

Dick Steele

R A N

Non-executive Chairman

Responsible for leading the Board and promoting communication with shareholders. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also a member of the Institute of Taxation.

Other appointments

Non-executive Director of the Quoted Companies Alliance and Non-executive Chairman of Country Baskets.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, risk management, financial, governance and legal, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Lawrence Bryan

Lawrence Bryan

Non-executive Director

Has unparalleled knowledge of the global homeware sector. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Other appointments

Lawrence was until 2 September 2019, Chief Executive of the Group and President of Portmeirion Group USA, Inc. Prior to joining the Group, he was the Vice President, Sales of Waterford Wedgwood USA, President of Waterford Wedgwood USA Retail and President of International China Company. 

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, sales and marketing, operational expertise, and mergers and acquisitions.

Andrew Andrea

Andrew Andrea

R A N

Non-executive Director

A qualified Chartered Accountant. He has a wealth of experience gained in financial and commercial roles across diverse businesses including brewing, hospitality and retailing.

Other appointments

Andrew is currently the Chief Financial and Corporate Development Officer for Marston’s PLC, a leading independent brewing and pub retailing business. Prior to joining Marston’s he worked in various roles with Guinness Brewing Worldwide, Bass Brewers Limited and Dollond & Aitchison.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, risk management, financial, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Janis Kong OBE

Janis Kong OBE

R A N

Non-executive Director

Has extensive experience in retail and consumer products and services.

Other appointments

Janis is Chairman of Bristol Airport Limited, Non-executive Director of Copenhagen Airports A/S, Tui AG and Roadis (PSP). Formerly, she held positions as Non-executive Director of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, Network Rail Limited and Visit Britain, Executive Chairman of Heathrow Airport Limited, Chairman of Heathrow Express Limited and a member of the BAA plc Board.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, risk management, and operational expertise.

Angela Luger

Angela Luger

R A N

Non-executive Director

Contributes general management experience with retail, digital and customer focus.

Other appointments

Angela is Chair of TM Lewin, Non-executive Director of ScS Group plc, The Hiring Hub Holdings Limited and New Look Retail Holdings Limited. Formerly, she held positions as Non-executive Director of Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion, S.A. (DIA Group) and Manchester Airport Group. Her last executive role was as Chief Executive of N Brown plc, which she left in October 2018, prior to this she was CEO of The Original Factory Shop Limited and previously held senior executive positions at Debenhams PLC, ASDA Group Limited and Mars Corporation.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, sales and marketing, and operational expertise.

Moira MacDonald

Moira MacDonald

Company Secretary

A Fellow of The Governance Institute (ICSA). Prior to joining the Group as Deputy Group Secretary in 2007, Moira was Assistant Company Secretary at Legal & General Group plc and at BPB plc.

Other appointments

None.

Key skills

Governance and legal, and mergers and acquisitions.