Andrew McCree was appointed to the Board in October 2014 as a non- executive director and chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Andrew has over 35 years' experience of energy and environmental technology and consulting businesses, with an extensive knowledge of technologies and markets. His early career was with BP Exploration. He then joined the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and in 2005 became Chief Executive of AEA Technology. Since 2011 he has worked for Gustin Partners, a US specialist consulting business. His principal role has been to advise on a range of defence, energy and climate change matters working with both government agencies and private sector clients.
Chief Executive Officer
Phil Cartmell was appointed to the Board in September 2009. He has a highly active career in business, having formerly been Chief Executive of Vega Group plc between 2001 and 2008, where he grew the Company into a leading European aerospace and defence business. In February 2008 Vega Group was acquired by Italian multinational, Finmeccanica, for a substantial premium. He was the Non-Executive Chairman of Alterian plc a leading provider of Global Information Management solutions until its acquisition by SDL plc in January 2012. Phil has served as a Non-Executive Director and adviser for a number of companies and is currently a Non-Executive Director of CSF Group plc (Malaysia).
Chief Financial Officer
Derren was appointed to the Board in March 2016. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and has over 20 years' of industry experience including senior finance roles at Retail Decisions, Envox and Safenet. He has worked within a range of specialist innovation and engineering businesses, with both public and private equity backing, serving a global customer base from manufacturing and commercial sites worldwide.
Simon joined Corac in 2014 as Managing Director of Atmosphere Control International, and was appointed to the Board in April 2015. Simon joined Corac from Raytheon UK, where he was Business Development Director following a 30 year naval career including active service as Commodore and with responsibility for the UK's naval shipbuilding programme, ship sensors and weapons.
Phil joined the Group in February 2017. He is a chartered accountant and has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles. He has held senior roles at Atlas Estates Limited, Laing O’Rourke plc, Teesland plc and Estates & General plc before becoming Finance Director and Deputy Managing Director of Primary Health Properties (‘PHP’), a leading investor in primary care real estate, with a portfolio of over 270 medical centre properties across the country.
Jeremy joined the Group in February 2017. He has over 25 years’ experience in capital markets, most recently as Executive Director, Board Member and Head of the Growth Companies Team at Cenkos Securities plc, where he advised a number of AIM companies over a period of 11 years. Prior to joining Cenkos, he was a founding member of Beeson Gregory Limited and responsible for the UK sales desk, a role he retained when Beeson Gregory merged with Evolution Securities in 2002.
Note - TP Group plc was previously named Corac Group plc. The change of name took effect in June 2015 and, where appropriate, the biographies above reflect the name of the company at the time of the event described.