Keith Hamill OBE
Keith Hamill OBE is currently a non-executive director of Samsonite International SA and Chairman of Horsforth Holdings Limited, a privately held holding company for a number of leisure businesses.
He is an experienced Chairman and non-executive and his previous roles include Chairman of Tullett Prebon plc, Moss Bros Group plc, Travelodge, Collins Stewart plc, Premier Foods plc and Heath Lambert and non-executive director of easyJet plc, Electrocomponents plc and Max Property Group PLC. He has also been appointed to act as Chairman leading a number of businesses through financial and operational reconstruction.
He was Pro Chancellor and President of Council of the University of Nottingham. Earlier in his career he was a partner in PWC and CFO of Forte plc and WH Smith Group plc.
Nicola “Nicky” Foulston took over the commercial management of the pioneering law firm, Rosenblatt in September 2016. In May 2018, the Firm was listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange as Rosenblatt Group plc, having raised more than £40 million. Following the acquisition of boutique M&A firm, Convex Capital in September 2019, the Group was renamed RBG Holdings plc. As well as Group CEO of RBG Holdings, Nicky continues to manage Rosenblatt as Chairman/CEO, as well as the Group’s litigation finance business, LionFish Litigation Finance (UK) Limited and chairs Convex Capital.
Nicky has had a long, successful business career. From 1990, she was CEO of the Brands Hatch Leisure Group (“Brands Hatch”). Initially valued at £6 million, she led transformational changes to the Company’s operations and financial management over the next six years. In 1996, Brands Hatch was floated on the London Stock Exchange and sold three years later to Interpublic for $195 million. At the time Brands Hatch was the largest organiser and promoter of motorsport in Europe. She was subsequently named Veuve Cliquot “Business Woman of the Year” in 1996 and she remains the award’s youngest ever recipient at the age of 29.
After Brands Hatch, Nicky ran a family office with private equity investments in the USA and Europe, before joining Rosenblatt. From 2014 to 2018, she was a Board Member of the UK Government’s Industrial Development Advisory Board.
Chief Financial Officer
Robert Parker has more than two decades of experience in scaling high-growth, multi-cultural, international companies in a variety of industries. These include business services, technology, digital media and telecoms. His recent roles include interim CFO at Tantalum Corp and CLA Limited, as well as permanent positions at Ubisense plc and Immedia Broadcasting plc. During his career, Robert has worked extensively with public funds, private equity, and venture capital investors to build businesses.
With an extensive experience of demanding business environments, Robert has considerable knowledge of fundraising, cash and working capital management, business analysis and improvement, cost reduction, M&A and strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting.
Jon Lovitt was appointed as Company Secretary to the Company in May 2018.
Jon is Corporate lawyer and he has acted on a number of high value transactions across a number of industry sectors for many institutional, corporate and individual clients in areas such as: mergers and acquisitions; private equity fundraisings; initial public offerings; secondary issues; City Code takeovers; venture capital investments; joint ventures and partnership matters, and shareholder-related issues. Jon has also advised funders, vendors and management in relation to management buy-outs and buy-ins.
Jon acted as lead Partner in the acquisition and subsequent IPO by RBG Holdings plc (formerly known as Rosenblatt Group plc) of the business of Rosenblatt Solicitors.
Marianne Ismail has worked in financial services for over 30 years in a variety of small and large regulated entities.
She was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley for 10 years working in New York and internationally and has held senior positions in Citigroup and Standard Chartered Bank. She has a strong understanding of the management of growing companies and of corporate risk and is committed to ensuring compliance with appropriate regulations as well as the implementation of suitable organisational and management structures to meet these regulations. Marianne has held FCA significant influence functions throughout her career.
She is Pro Chancellor and Chair of the governing body of the University of Greenwich and is a NED of Qatar Islamic Bank -UK and Town and Country Housing Group.
Until January 2019, she was Group Chief Executive of the AIM listed Kingswood Holdings Group.
Victoria is a former Executive Director and General Counsel of Invensys plc and Telewest Communications plc. Her legal career commenced at Clifford Chance LLP in 1985 where she trained and qualified into the corporate finance discipline. She joined FTSE100 industrial company, Invensys plc, as General Counsel in 2001 and gained global experience across a wide variety of legal matters in diverse industries including M&E, litigation, contracting, IP.