Andy joined the Board on 1 March 2018 as an independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 11 July 2018; he is a member of the Audit and Risk, and Remuneration Committees, and he Chairs the Nomination Committee.
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 a Non-Executive Director of (i) Lloyds Development Capital, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, (ii) Bluestone Holdings Limited, a multinational financial services business, (iii) Seadrill Partners LLC, which focuses on the acquisition, ownership and operation of offshore drilling rigs, and (iv) Integrity Capital plc, a company investing in asset backed secured lending.x
Group Chief Executive Officer
C.K. Lau, “CK”, is also an Executive Director of Lion Rock Group and an Executive Director of OPUS Group Limited, a subsidiary of Lion Rock. CK was elected to the Board on 17 May 2018 as an Executive Director. He is President of the Company.
CK is a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.x
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer Quarto US
Ken became Chief Operating Officer of the Company in July 2016 and joined the Board as an Executive Director on 11 July 2018; he is CEO of Quarto US. Ken joined the Company in 1999 as President and CEO of Rockport Publishers, a former subsidiary of the Company.
Ken’s career started with Dino DeLaurentiis Productions in New Business Development before moving to Simon & Schuster Publishers as Business Manager in 1984. He joined Harper Collins San Francisco in 1990 becoming senior Vice President for Adult publishing.
Ken is a graduate of SUNY Oswego and holds an MBA in Finance from Pace University.x
Chief Executive Officer Quarto UK
Polly was elected to the Board on 10 February 2020 as Executive Director. She is CEO of Quarto UK.
Polly has worked in non-fiction publishing for more than thirty years. She was a member of the management team that acquired the book publishing business from Chrysalis Music Limited in 2004. Polly became the sole owner of the business in 2012 renaming it Pavilion Books.
Polly is a Director of Pavilion Books Holdings Limited. In addition, she is a Non-Executive Director of National Gallery Company Limited.x
Jane joined the Board of the Company on 12 November 2018. Additionally, Jane is Chair of the Audit and Risk, and Remuneration Committees; she is the Senior Independent Director. Jane is Vice-Chair.
Jane is a Fellow Chartered Accountant who worked with KPMG LLP for over 29 years. During her time with KPMG, she worked with a broad range of businesses helping them to develop strategies to realise opportunities and manage threats in fast moving environments.
Jane is currently a non-executive director of (i) Mitchells & Butlers plc, one of the largest operators of pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK, (ii) NG Bailey, an independent engineering, construction and services company in the UK, (iii) Martin’s Properties, a leading commercial, retail and residential property company, and (iv) Nyrstar NV, a listed Belgian holding company with an investment in a global mining and smelting business.x
Mei Lan is an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Lion Rock Group and responsible for the financial management of Lion Rock. Mei Lan has 30 years’ experience in finance and has held senior financial positions in various listed companies and a non-profit charitable organisation in Hong Kong. She joined the Company after being elected to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 17 May 2018.x
Andrea was elected to the Board on 10 February 2020.
Andrea is a member of the board of Giunti Editore S.p.A., the second largest publishing house in Italy and owner of the Giunti al Punto bookstore chain. He has been involved in different aspects of the publishing industry, and has extensive experience in finance, M&A and digital development. Andrea was also involved in the establishment of the Giunti Academy, a business management school in Italy.x