The Board

  • Stephen Fenby

    Group Managing Director

    After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, Stephen joined Deloitte and worked for 16 years in the corporate finance team, latterly in the Cambridge office. Stephen joined Midwich as Finance Director in 2004 and became the Managing Director in 2010. He has led the Group’s acquisition and development programme.

    Stephen has a BSc in Accounting and Financial Analysis from the University of Warwick and is an associate of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

  • Michael Ashley

    Non-Executive Director

    Mike is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Coverings Ltd. a tiles distribution and retail business (incorporating Tile Giant). He joined the business from Holland and Barrett in 2020 where he was the Chief Commercial Officer (“CCO”). Prior to this Mike was at Travis Perkins plc., in his time there he held the position of CCO both in Wickes and the Plumbing and Heating Division, leading transformation of both businesses. Prior to this Mike led the turnaround of Harvard International plc (formerly Alba plc) as Chief Executive Officer, culminating in the successful sale to a listed Chinese consumer electronics business.

    Mike has extensive retail and consumer experience through senior commercial, marketing and strategic roles at Boots, Argos, Dixons Retail Group and Travis Perkins. Mike joined the Board of the Company on 13 April 2016.

  • Stephen Lamb

    Group Finance Director

    Stephen joined Midwich as Group Finance Director in July 2018. he has over 25 years' experience in finance, working in high growth international business services organisations.

    Before joining Midwich, Stephen was the International CFO at Iron Mountain Inc, supporting the profitable and cash generative development of the International business. Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and has held senior financial positions at IWG plc (CFO, Europe) and Experian plc (Group Director of FP&A, FD, Decision Analytics and CFO, Asia Pacific).

    Stephen has a BA in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Nottingham and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 

  • Andrew Herbert

    Non-Executive Chairman

    Andrew was Group Finance Director of Domino Printing Sciences plc from 1998 until the sale of the company to Brother Industries in 2015. He joined Domino in 1986 and held senior Finance, Operational and General Management roles prior to joining the Board in 1998. He has extensive experience of managing profitable growth in a global business, including acquisition and disposal strategy and line management of overseas subsidiaries.

    Andrew has a BA in Business Studies from Hatfield Polytechnic and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Andrew joined the Board of Midwich Group plc on 13 April 2016 and he is also the non-executive chairman of Xaar plc.

  • Hilary Wright

    Non-Executive Director

    Hilary was Group HR Director of Domino Printing Sciences plc from 2016 until her retirement in 2019. Her background includes both retail and Cambridge based engineering and technology companies, where she has gained global HR experience as well as involvement in a number of acquisitions.

    She has held both strategic and operational roles. Hilary has provided HR leadership in support of significant global growth ensuring people development, succession planning and talent acquisition were aligned with transformational change. Hilary joined the Board of Midwich Group plc in 2017.

    Hilary is a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development, a non executive director of ActiveOps PLC and a director of Plan4Purpose Ltd, a bespoke coaching service.