Directors

 


Peter Latham OBE BA FIMMM
Chairman
Born : February 1951
 

Peter Latham, age 66, has worked in the company for 44 years and was appointed to the board in 1983, and became a non-executive on 1 January 2016. He is a former director of Lathams Limited, and attends the Remuneration and Nominations Committees. He is Chairman of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) International board, an independent non-governmental organisation, which has certified the largest area of world forests. He is past chairman of the industry's environment committee, Forests Forever and a Trustee of the Commonwealth Forestry Association. He is a past president of the Institute of Wood Science and of the High Wycombe Furniture Manufacturers’ Society.

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David Dunmow BSc FCA
Finance Director and Company Secretary
Born : April 1964
 

David Dunmow, age 53, has worked in the company for 23 years and was appointed to the board as Finance Director in 2000. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a director of Lathams Limited, and provides advice to the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He is a former treasurer of the Timber Trade Federation. He is a Trustee of the James Latham plc Pension and Assurance Scheme.

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Chris Sutton
Executive Director
Born : October 1958
 

Chris Sutton, age 58, has worked in the company for 39 years and was appointed to the board in 2005. He is Managing Director, chairing the Lathams Limited board. He is a director of the Timber Trade Federation.

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Nick Latham BSc
Executive Director
Born : April 1968
 

Nick Latham, age 49 has worked in the company for 26 years and was appointed to the board in 2007. He is a director of Lathams Limited, and member of the Audit Committee, and provides advice to the Remuneration Committee. He sits on the main board of the Timber Research and Development Association.

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Piers Latham BSc
Executive Director
Born : March 1971


Piers Latham, age 46 has worked in the company for 24 years and was appointed to the board in 2014. He is a director of Lathams Limited, and Chairman of the Trustees of the James Latham plc Pension and Assurance Scheme.

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Andrew Wright
Executive Director
Born : November 1964


Andrew Wright, age 52, has worked in the company for 16 years and was appointed to the board in 2015. He is a director of Lathams Limited and is a board member of the North West Timber Trade Association.

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Fabian French MA
Non-Executive Director
Born : May 1959


Fabian French, age 58, was appointed a non-executive director in 2015. He chairs the Audit Committee. He is a qualified solicitor and worked in corporate finance for major investment banks. He is currently Chief Executive of UK Community Foundations and is a director of CRGH Investment LLP, Goodenough College Charity,  Trebartha Hydro Ltd, and is a previous director of Inspiration in Sport and Mithras Investment Trust Plc.

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Meryl Bushell PhD FCIPS
Non-Executive Director
Born : March 1955
 

Meryl Bushell, age 62, was appointed a non-executive director in 2008. She has many years senior management experience with BT including several years as Chief Procurement Officer for the BT Group. She chairs the Remuneration and Nomination Committees and is a member of the Audit Committee. She is a previous member of the Board of Management of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and a previous director of Invest in Gateway London Limited, South London Healthcare NHS Trust and of SupplierForce.

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