Our Board and management

A strong leadership team committed to driving our strategy for growth.

Martin Towers Chair of the Board

Joined the Board in July 2011 and was appointed Chair in November 2012

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Nick Kelsall Group Chief Executive

Chief Executive on 1 April 2011 having previously served as Group Finance Director since October 1996

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Shaun Smith Group Finance Director

Appointed Group Finance Director in April 2016

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David McKeith Non-executive Director

Appointed to the Board in July 2013

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Alison Littley Non-executive Director

Alison was appointed a Non-executive Director in May 2019

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Richard Collins Company Secretary

Joined the Company in June 2013 as Company Secretary and Group Counsel

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Senior management

In addition to the Directors, key members of the senior management team include the following:

David Tutton
Managing Director, Triton

David joined Triton at the beginning of 2014 as Business Development Director.

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Jim Williams
Managing Director, Vado

Jim joined Vado in 1999 with responsibility for the development of export sales.

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Stephen Dixon
Managing Director, Johnson Tiles

Stephen is both a Chartered Accountant and a qualified engineer.

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Richard Wallis
Managing Director, Norcros Adhesives

Richard is a qualified engineer with an MBA from Lancaster University.

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Nick McGrellis
Managing Director, Croydex

Nick joined Croydex as Managing Director in 2007.

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Thomas Willcocks
Managing Director, Norcros SA (Pty) Ltd

Thomas Willcocks joined Tile Africa as Store Development Manager in 2006.

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Darren Holliday
Managing Director, Abode

Darren founded Abode in 2002, and was involved in all areas of the new business.

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Charlie Soden
Managing Director, Merlyn

Charlie joined Merlyn as Managing Director in 2010.

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