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.
Group Finance Director
Stephen is a chartered accountant, and has over 20 years’ experience in finance, built up through a career 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. He 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. Stephen joined the Midwich Group plc in 2018.
Mike is the Chief Commercial Officer (“CCO”) of Holland and Barrett International Ltd. He joined the business from Travis Perkins plc in 2019. 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 retail businesses. Mike completed retail MBA modules at Manchester Business School sponsored by Home Retail Group. Mike joined the Board of the Company on 13 April 2016.
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. He is also the independent chairman of Xaar plc.
Hilary was Group HR Director of Domino Printing Sciences plc from 2016 until her retirement in 2019. Her background was formed in retailing and more latterly with Cambridge based engineering and technology organisations where she has gained her global experience as well as involvement in numerous international acquisitions. She has held both strategic and operation roles with companies who have realised significant global growth ensuring in particular that talent programmes, and succession planning are aligned for transformational change. Hilary joined the Board of Midwich Group plc in 2017.
Hilary is a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development and is a non executive director of ActiveOps PLC