Board of Directors

David Martin Bralsford MSc, FCA, FCT, Non-Executive Chairman - Independent
Date of birth: 1 January 1948. Date of appointment as Director: 1 November 2007

Martin qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1970, before obtaining a Masters degree in Economics at the London Business School in 1974.

He was Chairman of Channel Islands based portfolio management, stockbroking and funds business Collins Stewart (CI) Ltd. and formerly Chief Executive of C.I. Traders Ltd, the largest corporate employer in the Channel Islands, which was AIM quoted prior to its take-over by a private equity consortium in July 2007. He was previously Chief Executive of Le Riche Group Ltd, before its acquisition by C.I.Traders in 2002 and a former Group MD of Premier Brands Ltd.

Martin has also served as President of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of the Training and Employment Partnership in Jersey. He chairs the Nomination Committee. He is also on the Boards of a number of other listed or private companies.

 

Michael Robert Montague Hall BAcc CA, Chief Executive
Date of birth: 9 August 1970. Date of appointment as Director: 7 August 2000

In 1995 Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Scotland and joined Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Jersey. As a manager, Michael worked on both audit and corporate finance assignments for a variety of listed companies including Flying Flowers. Michael joined Flying Flowers as financial controller of the Collectibles division in July 1999. He was appointed Finance Director of Communitie.com in August 2000 and Chief Executive of The Stanley Gibbons Group Limited from 1 July 2003. Michael is a member of the Nomination Committee.



Donal Peter James Duff, BAAF, FCA, AMCT Chief Finance Officer
Date of birth: 11 November 1967. Date of appointment as Director: 6 August 2009

After gaining a degree in accounting and finance, Donal qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in Ireland in 1991, transferring to its Jersey office (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1993 to work on a wide range of audit and corporate finance assignments.
 
Donal joined Le Riche Group Limited, a listed company, as Group Financial Controller in June 1996, became Company Secretary in 1999 and Director of Finance in 2000, positions he held until the company was acquired in 2002 by C.I Traders Limited, an AIM listed company which became the largest corporate employer in the Channel Islands. Donal was Director of Finance and Company Secretary of C.I. Traders until its subsequent acquisition by private equity investors in 2007, staying on until 2008. Donal was appointed Chief Operating Officer of The Stanley Gibbons Group plc on 17 March 2009 and became responsible for the Group’s Finance function on 4 November 2011. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Jersey Post International.



John Byfield, Corporate Development Director
Date of birth: 7 November 1951. Date of appointment as Director: 28 April 2010

John Byfield qualified as a Solicitor in 1978 and was senior partner of a substantial law practice for some 20 years. During that time he specialised in company and commercial law and advised many boards of both private and public companies. John acted as executive Chairman of Essentially Group, formerly AIM listed, from 2002 until the company was sold in October 2009. John, who is a Jersey resident, joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 28 April 2010. On 1 February 2012 he became an Executive Director in a new role as Corporate Development Director.

 

Martin Paul Magee, CA, Non-Executive – Independent
Date of birth: 26 June 1960. Date of Appointment as Director: 1 August 2012 

Martin qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Scotland in 1984. Following qualification he worked for nine years with Stakis plc, (now part of the Hilton Hotels Group) and then with Scottish Power plc in a variety of senior finance roles. In 2002, he was appointed Finance Director of Jersey Electricity plc. He is also Chairman of Jersey Deep Freeze Limited, a Director of the Channel Islands Electricity Grid Limited and a Non-Executive Director of the Standard Life Offshore Strategy Fund Limited. Martin was a member of the States of Jersey Public Accounts Committee until 2011. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

 

Simon Perrée, Non-Executive – Independent
Date of birth: 21 June 1970. Date of Appointment as Director: 1 May 2013

Simon was born and is resident in Jersey. He co-founded online retailer Play.com in 1998. Play.com quickly became the largest private online retailer in the UK, with over 7 million customers and a catalogue of over 8 million products. After selling Play.com in 2011, Simon founded venture capital company NetCap and has since invested in several online businesses. With over 14 years’ experience in e-commerce, he has an in-depth knowledge of internet technology, operations and online marketing. Simon is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

 

Clive Stanley Jones, Non-Executive – Senior Independent Director
Date of birth: 27 November 1946. Date of appointment as Director: 28 March 2014

Clive was Chairman of the Jersey Financial Services Commission, the unitary financial services regulator in Jersey, for four years prior to his retirement from the role in October 2013.

He has spent his whole career in the banking and finance industry.  From April 1996 to June 2007 he was Country Officer for Citigroup in the Channel Islands.  During this period amongst other roles, he acted as Chairman and Managing Director of Citibank (Channel Islands) and managed the Private Banking business with $7 billion banking assets under management.

Clive has also previously held the roles of President of the Jersey Bankers Association, Chairman of the Jersey Finance Industry Association and founder and board member of Jersey Finance Limited. He has been appointed Senior Independent Director and is a member of both the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

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