Martin Toogood joined the group as an independent non executive director on 1 April 2009, and was appointed independent non-executive chairman on 6 November in the same year. Martin has considerable experience at executive and non-executive level, most recently with ILVA in Scandinavia and the UK, B&Q in the UK, Carpetright in the UK and Europe and Habitat in the UK and internationally.
Médéric Payne joined the Group on the 25th August 2022 as Chief Executive Officer from Al-Futtaim Group based in the Middle East. He has held a number of key international executive roles, notably within Landmark Group as CEO for Homecentre and at Kingfisher plc as CEO for Castorama RU. In his recent role as Managing Director, his main focus has been the growth, turnaround and digital transformation of a number of well-known brands within his retail portfolio in MENA. Médéric has considerable experience in supply chain, sales and innovation in both mature and developing markets.
Ryan Thomas joined the Group on 24 May 2021 and was appointed Group Finance Director and Company Secretary on 11 June 2021 having joined from Eco-Bat Technologies, a producer and recycler of Lead where he held various senior finance positions, most recently he was Finance Director of the European Division. Ryan started his career at PwC and qualified as a certified accountant whilst at PwC.