Bruce joined the Board in March 2020. During his executive career, Bruce was Chief Executive Officer of Diploma PLC, the FTSE 250 specialised technical products and services business, for over twenty years. Prior to joining Diploma, Bruce was a director with the technology and management consulting firm Arthur D. Little Inc., both in the UK and the USA. He is currently the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of discoverIE Group plc.
Paul McDonaldChief Executive Officer
Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2017, Paul was Managing Director of milkrite | InterPuls, and since 2007, a key member of the Group Executive management team. Paul joined the Group in 2003 and spent the early part of his career at Avon in commercial and operational roles which included responsibility for all UK operations and the European divisional business units.
Nick KevethChief Financial Officer
Nick was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in June 2017. Prior to joining Avon, Nick was Director of Finance, Planning & Reporting at Imperial Brands, the FTSE 20 tobacco group. He was with Imperial for 12 years and held a variety of senior finance roles during this period. Nick also served as a Non-Executive Director of the Spanish listed group Compania de Distribucion Integral Logista Holdings, S.A., a leading distributor of products and services to convenience retailers in Southern Europe, from 2014 until 2017. Prior to joining Imperial Nick worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 14 years in both audit and advisory roles.
Chloe PonsonbyNon-Executive Director
Chloe has spent her 20-year career in financial services, first in equity fund management at Jupiter; and then in investment banking at Altium, Oriel Securities (now owned by Stifel) and currently at Panmure Gordon where she is a Senior Managing Director. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a first class Economics degree from the University of Manchester.
Bindi FoyleNon-Executive Director
Bindi joined the Board in May 2020. Bindi has been Group Finance Director of Senior plc, a manufacturer for the aerospace, defence, land vehicle and power & energy markets, since July 2017, having served as an executive Director since May 2017. Bindi joined Senior in 2006 as Group Financial Controller before becoming Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications in 2014. Prior to joining Senior, she held senior finance roles at Amersham plc and General Electric, having previously worked with BDO Stoy Hayward.
Victor ChavezNon-Executive Director
Victor has over 30 years of experience in the defence and security sectors. His early career focused on telecommunications and software before joining Thales UK in 1999. He was appointed Chief Executive in 2011, retiring in 2020 having successfully integrated and grown the business during this period. In recognition of his services to defence and security for the UK and France, Victor was appointed a CBE in 2015 and a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in 2020.
Miles Ingrey-CounterGroup Counsel and Company Secretary
Miles is a qualified solicitor, he joined the group in January 2004 and has been a member of the Group Executive management team since 2008. Miles also has responsibility for all Group HR matters and is Chairman of the Avon Protection Retirement and Death Benefits Plan. Prior to joining Avon, Miles was a solicitor with Osborne Clarke LLP.