Team Category: Directors

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
  • Dan Lampard

    Dan Lampard's Biography

    • Joined Hotter in August 2021
    • Previously CFO Glanbia Performance Nutrition & FD at AO World Plc
    • 11 years at Manchester Airport

    Paul Goodson

    Paul Goodson's Biography

    Prior to Great Bear Distribution, he spent 13 years with Barclays Private Equity, latterly serving as managing director of the UK business. In this role, he had responsibility for the UK’s investment team and shared responsibility for BPE Europe with the Heads of France and Germany. Prior to this, he held a number of senior investment and general management roles both with BPE and 3i after beginning his career with IBM as a sales representative.

    • He is a non-executive director of DX (Group) plc.

    Gavin Manson

    Gavin Manson's Biography

    • Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
    • 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

    Suki Thompson

    Suki Thompson's Biography

    • Founder and Chief Executive Office of the wellbeing and performance consultancy Let’s Reset
    • Chair of Xeim/Oystercatchers and a Non-Executive of Gateley Plc
    • She brings significant experience in the development and execution of marketing and digital transformation strategies across consumer sectors and has extensive experience of creating and implementing wellbeing programs