Interim Chief Executive Officer
Previously an academic and lecturer in New York, Leeds and York, Laurence worked in various publishing roles before founding Quarto in 1976. Laurence spent 36 years at Quarto pioneering successful niche publishing. He was re-appointed to the board of Quarto as Executive Chairman, in May 2018.x
C.K. Lau is an executive director of Lion Rock Group Limited and an executive director of OPUS Group Limited, a subsidiary of Lion Rock Group. CK joined Quarto in May 2018 after being elected to the Board as an Executive Director. He was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer on 24 May 2018.x
M.L. Lam is an executive director of Lion Rock Group Limited. She is the chief financial officer of Lion Rock Group and was responsible for the financial management of Lock Rock Group. Idy has 30 year’s experience in finance and has held senior financial positions in various listed companies and a non-profit charitable organization in Hong Kong. She joined Quarto after being elected to the Board as a Non-executive Director, in May 2018.x
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Michael worked for 12 years at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now part of PWC), spending the last two years of his tenure there as a senior manager in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. He joined Quarto in 1987, and was appointed Finance Director in 1989. Michael remained with Quarto for 28 years before resigning from his post as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Michael re-joined Quarto as a Non-executive Director in May 2018.x
Andy joined the Board on 1 March 2018.
Andy has over 40 years' experience in banking and risk management. The last 17 years of his full-time career were spent with Lloyds Banking Group in a variety of senior positions, including seven years as the Chief Credit Officer of the Commercial Banking Division and four years as Managing Director of the Global Non-Core Division. He was also a member of the Group Risk and Commercial Banking Executive Committees.
Andy is currently Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Development Capital, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, Bluestone Holdings Limited, a multinational financial services business, and Seadrill Partners LLC, which focuses on the acquisition, ownership and operation of offshore drilling rigs.
Andy is a member of the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees.x
Group Director of Legal & Business Affairs
Charles is a solicitor with 20 years experience in private practice and in house roles. He joined Quarto in December 2017. In private practice Charles worked principally at DLA Piper and latterly at Trowers & Hamlins where he was a partner specialising in all corporate and commercial matters for 4 years until 2013. Since then he has worked in a number of senior in house interim roles for Travelex, Ascential plc and Kingfisher plc. His last role was at Ascot Lloyd Financial Services where he was General Counsel and Company Secretary. Charles is an ICSA qualified Company Secretary.x