Team Category: Directors

Alastair Miller

Alastair Miller's Biography

Alastair brings significant experience of retail businesses and an excellent understanding of the dynamics of e-commerce and AIM-listed businesses. He is currently a member of the Board of Superdry PLC, a position he has held since July 2019, where he is Independent Non-Executive Director and  Chair of the Audit Committee. He is also a Non-Executive Director of NewRiver REIT plc, a property investment company specialising in retail assets where he is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Alastair was Chief financial officer at New Look from 2000 until 2014 and was one of the MBO team who helped take the company private in 2004 and led a number of subsequent refinancings. Previously he was the Group Finance Director at RAC having joined from Price Waterhouse where he was management consultant. Prior to that he was a Finance Director of a company within the BTR plc Group. Alastair qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins and Sells and holds a BSc in Economics.

  • Appointed on 1 December 2022
  • Non-Executive Director at Superdry plc and NewRiver REIT plc
  • Formerly Chief Financial Officer at New Look

Neil Johnson

Neil Johnson Biography

  • Appointed as Executive Chairman of Electra Private Equity in March 2018 after joining the company as Non-Executive Chairman and Director in May 2016
  • Neil is currently a Non-Executive Director of QinetiQ Group plc and SID of the Business Growth Fund
  • He was formerly CEO of the RAC

Ian Watson

Ian Watson's Biography

  • CEO at Hotter shoes since March 2019
  • Previously CEO at Start-Rite Shoes
  • European Managing Director at Britax Childcare
  • Senior Vice President at Newell Brands
  • Gavin Manson

    Gavin Manson's Biography

    • Previously Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Electra Private Equity
    • Previously Finance Director at Thomas Cook Group and Finance Director at Premier Farnell (5 years)
    • Gavin began his career with KPMG and is a chartered accountant

    Baroness Kate Rock

    Baroness Kate Rock's Biography

    • Senior Independent Director of Keller Group plc
    • Member of the House of Lords where she sits on the Science and Technology Select Committee, and was a director of Imagination Technologies Group PLC until November 2017