Board of Directors
Charles J Brady
Charles Brady, is a solicitor and was a law lecturer before founding in 1985 the Central Law Training business which was acquired by Wilmington in May 1999. Mr Brady joined the Board in November 1999 and was appointed Chief Executive in February 2002. He is a member of the Group's Nomination Committee.
Tony Foye joined the Board as an Executive Director on 3 September 2012 and assumed the role of Finance Director on 14th November 2012. Tony has enjoyed a long and successful career in the media sector. Between 1987 and 2004 he was Group Finance Director of Taylor & Francis Group plc, the leading international academic publisher. On Taylor & Francis' merger in May 2004 with Informa plc, the global supplier of specialist information, events and training, Tony became Group Finance Director of the enlarged group, a position he held until December 2007. He played an important role in driving strong organic and acquisitive growth at both companies and in materially improving shareholder value.
Between May 2009 and March 2011 Tony was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Critical Information Group plc, the AIM listed vehicle established to acquire professional, research, data and academic information businesses. He was also a Non Executive Director of YouGov plc from March 2005 to June 2009, chairing the Audit Committee and a member of its Remuneration Committee.
Chief Operating Officer
Neil Smith is Wilmington's Group Chief Operating Officer. Neil has worked in the media industry since 1989. In 1997 he led an MBO of the Business Information division of Macmillan which was backed by Wilmington. In 1999 this business was combined with the other professional information divisions of Wilmington.
He has been a member of the Wilmington Executive Board since 2004. In 2005 Neil gained a Masters in Finance (with distinction) from London Business School.
Non - Executive Chairman
Mark Asplin joined the Board in April 2005 and was appointed Chairman in November 2011. He is also a member of the Group's Audit, Nominations and Remuneration committees. He was until 2002 a partner at KPMG. During his time at KPMG he helped build its Corporate Finance practice, undertaking roles which included Head of M & A and Head of Valuations, both for the central region of the UK. He left KPMG to set up Jasper Corporate Finance, an independent corporate finance practise.
Derek Carter joined the Board in December 2011. Derek was previously Chief Executive of Emap Communications for 11 years, where he led Emap’s growth into a market leading mixed media business built on powerful information, events and magazine brands, and its subsequent sale to Apax/GMG in 2008. Derek, who was previously Chairman of the Periodical Publishers Association and currently Non-Executive Chairman of Docugroup, a leading European information business serving the construction sector, is the Senior Independent Director and is Chair of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Group's Audit and Remuneration committees.
Terence B Garthwaite
Terry Garthwaite joined the Board in June 2005. He is a chartered accountant and enjoyed a distinguished career in finance and industry including a period as Finance Director of engineering group Senior plc. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of electronics group Renishaw plc, and of European power transmissions supplier Brammer PLC, and also a Trustee of the Disability Resource Centre. Mr Garthwaite is Chairman of the Group's Audit Committee and a member of the Group's Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Nathalie Schwarz joined the Board in December 2011. She was formerly the Commercial and Corporate Development Director on the Board at Channel 4 Television and was Strategy and Development Director on the Board of Capital Radio plc. Nathalie qualified as a solicitor with Clifford Chance and is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Group's Audit and Nomination committees. Nathalie is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Photon Kathaas.