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Paul has been a proprietary trader, specialising in exchange traded derivatives, for 24 years and was a director of The Kyte Group until its sale to NASDAQ quoted GFI Group in 2010. Paul was instrumental in the acquisition of the Screen group cinemas in 2008.
Crispin has been involved in cinema for 22 years having worked in various roles for MGM Cinemas, Virgin Cinemas, UGC Cinemas and, for the last ten years, with Cineworld Cinemas. Crispin was Vice President of Business Affairs with Cineworld and for the last six years has looked after all aspects of commercial revenues including both the film and retail aspects of the business.
Adam founded ASK Central plc with his brother Sam in 1993. Adam studied catering at Westminster College, London and subsequently worked at City Centre Restaurants, before opening the first ASK restaurant at Haverstock Hill in 1993. ASK Central plc was sold in 2004. Adam is currently a non-executive director of Prezzo plc and Tasty plc.
Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward in 1995 and has since held a number of finance positions at companies including Belron, Whirlpool Corporation, Equifax and Marks & Spencer.
Charles was appointed to the board of the Group in March 2008. He was co-founder in 2007 of Esselco properties serviced office business (now known as The Office Group), where he remains a director. Charles worked with See Saw films, where he assisted in financing the development phase, and became the Associate Producer, of the Oscar winning ‘The King’s Speech’. Charles now runs Buckland Productions, his own TV and film production company, which includes an on-going co-production agreement with See Saw films. Charles is on the board of the National Youth Theatre and Chairs the Young Patrons of the National Theatre.
Philip joined BDO (then Stoy Hayward) in 1966, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1970 and becoming a partner in 1975. During his time at BDO, Philip worked with a wide variety of international, listed and unlisted companies. Philip was specifically involved in a number of flotations in the leisure sector. Since retiring from practice in 2005, Philip has acted as a family office to a small number of wealthy families.
Michael qualified as a chartered accountant in Ireland in 1987. He initially worked at TSB before spending most of the larger part of his career at Lewis Trust Group (owners of the River Island group of companies) in both the finance and private equity divisions. Michael served as a non-executive director of AIM listed Dmatek an Israeli technology company which was ultimately sold to a private equity house in 2009.