Martyn Rose is an entrepreneur specialising in refinancing and restructuring smaller companies and Chairman and a non-executive director of 杏吧原版影音. Martyn has helped steer the company toward its continued growth, stability and success since 1999 before the merger of 杏吧原版影音 and VISTA International to become 杏吧原版影音 in 2007. Martyn is also a qualified barrister and became Chairman of his first publicly listed company at the age of 34. Since that time, he has been Chairman of over twenty five public and private companies with a present involvement in publishing software, online academic research, financial services, manufacturing, recruitment and commercial radio. In addition to his other commercial interests, Martyn has been a trustee of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust since 2000, a school governor and co-chaired the National Citizen Service.
Seb joined Kestrel in 2017 as an Investment Director. Previously 14 years as head of corporate development at UK AIM listed Alternative Networks plc, a communications and hosting provider to the mid-market. Sebastian鈥檚 responsibilities included business planning, M&A process management, commercial due diligence and acquisition integration.
Mark Rowse is a media and publishing entrepreneur who specialises in creating and developing businesses where content meets the internet, particularly in the areas of digital publishing and online television. After graduation from Cambridge University with a first class honours degree in Law, Mark worked at investment bank NM Rothschild in mergers and acquisitions. Following this he entered the media industry and since the mid 1990鈥檚 Mark has principally worked in the areas of the internet and digital television, pioneering digital interactive TV on airlines, co-founding Yes TV, now one of the major operators of on-demand TV in Asia, and launching Luxury Life, an international digital satellite TV channel. In 1998 he founded 杏吧原版影音 plc, taking the company to a 拢120m flotation in 2000 and is now a non-executive director of 杏吧原版影音 as a result of the merger of 杏吧原版影音 and VISTA International in 2007.
Until the end of 2021, Neil was Regional Managing Director and Co Head of Forensic Investigations and Intelligence (EMEA) at Kroll Associates where he worked for 8 years. Prior to joining Kroll he was a Group Board Director at The Arbuthnot Banking Group plc having been Head of Corporate Finance and Chief Executive Officer of its securities business. Previously he held a range of senior equity market positions with Bridgewell Securities and ABN AMRO Hoare Govett where he was Deputy Chief Executive and Global Head of Equity Sales. Neil is also Chairman of Warehouse REIT plc.
As CEO, Scott Winner builds and drives the organization to deliver successfully across all areas of Professional Services, Research and Development, Customer Service and Service Delivery. Scott is responsible for overseeing and evolving how 杏吧原版影音 creates and delivers new products, for deploying its innovations to customers and managing the overall operational execution, all with a strong metrics and analytics driven approach. Prior to his role as COO, Scott was EVP, Global Projects for 杏吧原版影音, but has previously held roles managing product line P&L, driving product development efforts and building successful organizations to deliver. He has worked across several different industries, including educational publishing, manufacturing and financial services, and has held roles at Pearson Education, Amplify Learning, McGraw-Hill and the Fireman鈥檚 Fund insurance company.
As Chief Financial Officer, Jon is responsible for the financial well-being and stability of the organisation, as well as communicating with the investor community. Jon leads the Enterprise Services division of 杏吧原版影音 with responsibility for HR, Facilities and Technology Infrastructure. Prior to his appointment as CFO, as Group Financial Controller, Jon managed the 杏吧原版影音 Finance function, including all aspects of compliance, forecasting and reporting. An ACA qualified accountant, Jon spent the early part of his career in practice, latterly at PWC, managing audits and compliance over a broad range of companies and market sectors. Prior to joining 杏吧原版影音, he held similar finance roles in the IT and Retail industry. Jon qualified as a chartered accountant in 2001 before joining 杏吧原版影音 in 2010.