Harry George Wilson BSc, Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment as Director: 16 May 2016.
Harry Wilson received a BSc in physics from Manchester University in 1973. Following graduation he spent 17 years in various roles at British Petroleum and attended the Executive Programme at the INSEAD Business School in France in 1985.
Harry has over 35 years business experience, initially in the oil industry but successively in a wide range of business sectors. He has been founder, CEO and Chairman of a number of independent oil companies and led public listings for five companies including Dragon Oil Plc and Eland Oil & Gas Plc. He has been an executive and non-executive director of listed companies in the UK and abroad and has built up an extensive range of London and international contacts in the investment, broking and advisory communities.
Throughout his business career Harry has taken a keen interest in collectibles, particularly stamps and antiques. He is a longstanding member of the Royal Philatelic Society London, the Malaya Study Group and the India Study Group.
Harry was appointed a Director on 16 May 2016 and became Executive Chairman on 14 July 2016. Following completion of the debt restructuring and subscription for new shares by Phoenix on 19 March 2018 he resumed his role as Non-Executive Chairman of the Company. He is also Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
Andrew Cook, BSc, ACA, Chief Finance Officer
Date of Appointment as Director: 14 July 2016.
Andrew Cook, who was appointed Group Managing Director on 31 May 2016, joined the Board as Chief Finance Officer on 14 July 2016.
Andrew is an experienced finance executive having previously held the position of Group Finance Director at Orchard & Shipman Group plc and at Medina Dairy Ltd. Prior to this Andrew held senior finance, commercial and executive roles for various companies including Kelly Services, The Body Shop and The Virgin Group.
Clive Peter Whiley, Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment as Director: 31 March 2016.
Clive Whiley became a Member of The London Stock Exchange in 1983 and a Fellow of the Securities Institute in 1995. He has extensive main board executive director experience across a broad range of financial services, engineering, manufacturing, distribution & leisure businesses covering the UK, Europe, North America, Australasia and the People’s Republic of China.
Mr Whiley is currently Managing Director of Evolution Securities China Limited, and Chief Executive of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Ltd and a Director of Camper & Nicholsons Marina Investments Limited.
He is also Chairman of China Venture Capital Management Limited, First China Venture Capital Limited and Y-Lee Limited.
Clive was appointed an Executive Director on 31 March 2016. Following completion of the debt restructuring
and subscription for new shares by Phoenix on 19 March 2018 he became a Non-Executive Director of the
Company. He also chairs the Remuneration Committee.
Louis Emmanuel Castro BSc, BComm (Hons), FCA, Non- Executive Director – Independent
Date of Appointment as Director: 3 October 2016.
Louis Castro is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in accounting, corporate finance and broking both in the UK and overseas. Most recently he has been the Chief Financial Officer at Eland Oil & Gas, a publicly quoted company where he was one of two executive directors. Previously he was the Managing Director of Northland Capital Partners in London and before this he was Head of Corporate Finance at Matrix Corporate Capital and at Insinger de Beaufort.
Louis has widespread international experience having advised the Boards of companies worldwide and has been a non-executive director and chairman of audit committees in a number of listed companies.
Mr Castro is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He graduated in 1980 from Birmingham University with a BSc & BComm (Hons) in Engineering Production & Economics. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Graham Elliott Shircore BSc (Hons), Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment as Director: 19 March 2018.
Graham Shircore graduated from Bath University with a BSc (Hons.) degree in Business Administration in 2005. During his time at University he completed internships with Fidelity, Principal Investment Management and Motorola Finance as well as passing the IMC exam.
Following graduation he joined Aviva Investors, subsequently becoming a UK Equity Analyst there. Having passed all three levels of the CFA exam he became a UK Equity Fund Manager in 2008 and later also managed European funds before moving to Rothschild Wealth Management in 2013 as a Senior Equity Analyst. There he helped shape and implement the equity research process.
Graham joined Phoenix Asset Management Partners in January 2017 and was heavily involved in the due diligence process which ultimately led to Phoenix taking a 58% equity stake in The Stanley Gibbons Group.
Graham is a member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees.