Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC
Martin Warner MSc FRICS, Chairman
Martin Warner formed Michelmersh with the former Chairman Eric Gadsden in 1997 and has served as Chief
Executive and subsequently non-executive Chairman from May 2017. Martin is a Fellow of the Royal Institute
of Chartered Surveyors and is Chairman of the Brick Development Association. He is a non-executive director
of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc.
Frank Hanna Joint Chief Executive
Frank Hanna has over 25 years of brick industry experience. Frank joined Freshfield Lane Brickworks Limited
(“FLB”) in 1991 having formerly worked for Lesser D&B and Hanson Brick Ltd. Frank was appointed to the
Board of FLB in 1996 as sales and technical director before becoming a shareholder in 2000. He was appointed
as a Director of the Company on 30 March 2010 and became Joint Chief Executive on 1 January 2016. Frank
has chaired both the Brick Federation and PWP within the Brick Development Association and is currently a
main board Director of the Brick Development Association.
Peter Sharp BA(Hons) FIMMM MIoD Joint Chief Executive
Peter Sharp has been in the industry for 35 years including 15 years with Michelmersh and 14 years with Ibstock Brick holding various senior positions. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining and a Member of the Institute of Directors. Peter is also on the Board of the British Ceramic Confederation and serves as a trustee for the Institute of Clay Workers Benevolent Fund and the Institute of Clay Technology Education and Training Trust. He joined the Board in May 2011 and became Joint Chief Executive on 1 January 2016.
Stephen Morgan BA ACA, Finance Director
Stephen Morgan is a Chartered Accountant having trained with KPMG. He was previously Finance Director and Company Secretary at an AIM listed property company where he experienced a range of corporate acquisitions and disposals. He joined Michelmersh in August 2010 as Interim Finance Director and Company Secretary and was appointed as Finance Director and Company Secretary on 9th November 2010.
Bob Carlton-Porter, Non-Executive Director
An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, and a
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Bob is an international industrialist with over 40 years’ experience
as a financial and commercial director. Following positions in banking, the food and commodity industry he
joined Hoechst AG in finance and treasury, leaving to join English China Clays PLC as Group Finance Director.
Over the past years he has chaired listed companies in the property sector latterly Newport Holdings PLC,
ARAM Resources PLC and ROK Plc. Bob is chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Tony Morris, Non-Executive Director
Tony is the Co-Founder and a Director of Tessera Investment Management, a strategic advisory firm offering specialist transaction support to organisations undertaking corporate development activity. Prior to Tessera, Tony spent four years in the investment team at Marwyn Capital, an investment firm, having previously started his career within Leveraged Finance at Barclays Bank. Tony has significant experience as principal and advisor in M&A, equity capital markets and implementing controls and financial practices within organisations, all skills which the Directors believe will assist the Company as it continues to grow organically and through acquisition in the future.
Paula Hay-Plumb, Non–Executive Director
Paula has extensive directorship experience and currently sits on the Board of a number of prominent organisations in the property sector. Paula is a Commissioner and Non-Executive Board member of The Crown Estate, the £14.3 billion UK real estate business, and a Non-Executive Director of Hyde Housing Association, a leading provider of affordable housing in London and the South East of England. In addition, Paula holds non-executive positions at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc, as well as being a Trustee of Calthorpe Estates. In her executive career, Paula was Corporate Finance and Group Reporting Director at Marks & Spencer Plc, between 2003 and 2005, and an Executive Director and Board member of English Partnerships, the UK government backed regeneration agency, from 1994 to 2002, Chief Executive from 1999. Paula is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.