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Our Board of Directors and Executive Committee work together to help set the strategy and direction for Restore, in-line with our agreed company values. By combining our values with our business strategy, we ensure that Restore is well placed to grow fast, yet responsibly.

Board of Directors

Jamie Hopkins
Chair
Charles Skinner
CEO
Dan Baker - Restore CFO
Dan Baker
CFO
Susan Davy
Non-Executive Director
Lisa Fretwell
Non-Executive Director

Jamie Hopkins

Chair

Appointed Chair on 30th October 2023, having joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in January 2020. Jamie also held the roles of Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair as well as a brief spell as Interim CEO before being appointed Chair.

Jamie was previously Chief Executive Officer of Workspace Group plc from 2012 until May 2019. Formerly served as Chief Executive and then a Non-Executive Director of Mapeley plc from 2002 until 2010 and a Director of Chester Properties from 2009 to 2012. Also acted as Investment Director of Delancey Estates and Savills between 1990 to 2002. A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Jamie is currently a Non-Executive Director at Allsop LLP.

Jamie has significant experience of running a FTSE 250 company, bringing diversity of thought and an excellent understanding of business and the property sector, which is important due to Restore’s large estate.

Jamie is a Chair of the Group’s Nomination Committee and is a member of the ESG Committee.

Charles Skinner

CEO

Appointed CEO on 5 September 2023.

Charles was Chief Executive Officer of Restore between 2009 and 2019 and has a very strong track record in the business-to-business services sector with over 30 years of senior management experience in listed companies, twenty years of which were as Chief Executive. Prior to his ten years as Chief Executive Officer of Restore, Charles was Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hire plc and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Service Group plc. Charles is also an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, University of Oxford.

Dan Baker

CFO

Dan joined Restore on 13 November 2023.

Prior to that he was the CEO of the Battery Materials business of EV Metals Group plc, which was acquired from Johnson Matthey in 2022. He was previously the Finance and Strategy Director of that same business at Johnson Matthey plc for four years where he helped grow and then exit the business. Before that he was at Smith & Nephew plc for four years where he held a number of senior roles including Group Financial Controller, CFO Commercial and CFO China.

Dan is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with Deloitte LLP where he was an Audit Director, having spent eleven years within their audit practice.

Dan Baker - Restore CFO

Susan Davy

Non-Executive Director

Appointed January 2020

Susan has been Chief Executive Officer at Pennon Group plc since July 2020 having joined the Group in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. Susan was previously Finance and Regulatory Director at South West Water.

Susan is highly respected in the City and has been instrumental in building Pennon’s reputation.

Susan is Senior Independent Director, Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and ESG Committees.

Lisa Fretwell

Non-Executive Director

Appointed April 2022

Lisa was most recently Managing Director for Experian’s UK Data Business, prior to which she held senior roles in transformation and consulting for various technology organisations including Cisco and Cap Gemini…

Lisa is also a Non-Executive Director of Santander UK.

Lisa is Chair of the Group’s Remuneration, Risk and ESG Committees, and is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.

Executive Committee

Charles Skinner
CEO
Dan Baker - Restore CFO
Dan Baker
CFO
Chris Fussell
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nigel Dews
Managing Director, Records Management
Mark Horrocks
Managing Director, Digital
Tim Ryder
Managing Director, Harrow Green
Natalie Matthews
Natalie Matthews
Managing Director, Datashred
Iain Hulmes
Managing Director, Technology

Charles Skinner

CEO

Appointed CEO on 5 September 2023.

Charles was Chief Executive Officer of Restore between 2009 and 2019 and has a very strong track record in the business-to-business services sector with over 30 years of senior management experience in listed companies, twenty years of which were as Chief Executive. Prior to his ten years as Chief Executive Officer of Restore, Charles was Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hire plc and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Service Group plc. Charles is also an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, University of Oxford.

Dan Baker

CFO

Dan joined Restore on 13 November 2023.

Prior to that he was the CEO of the Battery Materials business of EV Metals Group plc, which was acquired from Johnson Matthey in 2022. He was previously the Finance and Strategy Director of that same business at Johnson Matthey plc for four years where he helped grow and then exit the business. Before that he was at Smith & Nephew plc for four years where he held a number of senior roles including Group Financial Controller, CFO Commercial and CFO China.

Dan is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with Deloitte LLP where he was an Audit Director, having spent eleven years within their audit practice.

Dan Baker - Restore CFO

Chris Fussell

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Chris joined Restore as General Counsel and Company Secretary in March 2023. Prior to that he held equivalent roles in both listed and private equity-owned organisations, including Laird, Dialight plc and, most notably, outsourced services provider Xchanging plc where he spent 13 years supporting Xchanging’s growth strategy, IPO and ultimate takeover by DXC (formerly Computer Sciences Corporation).

During his time working in-house and in private practice, Chris has developed broad and transferable legal experience in a variety of areas including commercial contracts, M&A, intellectual property and compliance.

Nigel Dews

Managing Director, Records Management

Nigel was appointed Managing Director of Records Management in January 2020.

He was previously Managing Director of Restore Harrow Green which he joined in 1999. Prior to this he spent 14 years with Pickford’s Removals where he held several Senior Management positions.

In addition to his role as the Managing Director of Records Management, Nigel provides strategic support in Harrow Green.

Mark Horrocks

Managing Director, Digital

Mark joined Restore Digital in April 2016 and held the roles of Operations & IT Director and Commercial Director before being appointed Managing Director in January 2019.

Mark was previously Operations Director then Commercial Director and a member of the UK Operating Board of EDM Group Ltd which he joined in August 2007. Previously he had a 13 year career in various senior IT roles in three UK based businesses.

At Restore Digital, Mark has utilised his strong operational and commercial knowledge to create a responsible, yet fast growing business, aligned to customer needs.

Tim Ryder

Managing Director, Harrow Green

Tim Ryder was appointed Managing Director of Harrow Green in Jan 2020.

Tim joined Harrow Green in 1993 and joined the Group in 2012, when Harrow Green was acquired by Restore. He has held senior roles in the removals and Records Management businesses and prior to his current appointment was the Operations Director for Harrow Green.

Natalie Matthews

Managing Director, Datashred

Natalie was appointed Managing Director of Datashred in December 2023.

She joined Restore in November 2020 as Transformation and Integration Director working across several Restore divisions. Prior to this she spent 30 years in the IT industry in Senior Management positions. At Restore, Natalie has utilised her experience of leading successful transformation projects, integrating acquisitions and driving operational improvement.

Natalie Matthews

Iain Hulmes

Managing Director, Technology

Iain was appointed Interim MD of Restore Technology in March 2024.

An engineer by background with an MBA from Manchester Business School, he has held senior leadership roles within both PLC and family-owned businesses over the last 20 years.

Iain has worked across a wide range of sectors including Recycling, Paper & Packaging, Energy, Industrial Services and Commodities Trading.

Board Committees

Audit
Committee

The Audit Committee consists of Susan Davy as Chair and the other Non-Executive Director with the Executive Directors attending. The Group’s external auditors are invited during the year to report on audit and reporting matters.

Risk
Committee

The Risk Committee consists of Lisa Fretwell as Chair, the Executive Directors and the Group Head of Risk. The Businesses’ Managing Directors attend the Risk Committee meetings with function heads requested to report as appropriate.

Remuneration
Committee

The Remuneration Committee consists of Lisa Fretwell as Chair and the other Non-Executive Directors.

Nomination
Committee

The Nomination Committee consists of Jamie Hopkins as Chair (unless the matter under discussion is his own succession) and the Non-Executive Directors.

ESG
Committee

The ESG Committee consists of all Non-Executive and the Executive Directors and is chaired by Lisa Fretwell.

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About our businesses

Our businesses are on high growth trajectories, each with a unique business strategy for their market. Sharing target markets, they work closely together as ONE Restore to grow organically.

What we do

Sustainability commitment

With financial strength comes great responsibility. Our ESG strategy is essential to the Restore culture and ensuring we are a responsible business to the planet, our people and our local communities.

Our responsibilities