W J C Douie, Group Chairman
After two years in export sales, commencing in 1962, with British Oxygen, he moved into banking with Midland Bank and qualified as an associate of the Institute of Bankers. In 1969 he moved into Merchant Banking, joining Keyser Ullmann Limited and spent 11 years in investment management, corporate finance and instalment credit joining the Bank board in 1975. In 1981, following the merger of Keyser Ullmann and Charterhouse Japhet, he left to buy out, and become Chairman of, the Group’s Instalment Credit subsidiary, Broadcastle Plc, and to become Chairman of British Benzol Limited, a fully listed Company in the solid fuel industry. Following the acquisition by Broadcastle of Harton Securities Limited (a bank authorised by the Bank of England), he oversaw the merger of Broadcastle Plc and ATA Selection Plc, a USM listed recruitment Company, before becoming Chairman of the Group in 1990. He joined with Clive Chapman in 1992 to purchase the ailing ATA business from the Group and remains Executive Chairman.
A M Pendlebury, Group Chief Executive Officer
Andy held a number of senior management positions during his long career with British Aerospace Plc. In 1992 he joined the board of Wynnwith Engineering and was appointed Managing Director in 1995 establishing the business as one of the United Kingdom’s fastest growing recruitment businesses. In 2002 Andy joined GKN Plc as interim Managing Director of the Company’s in-house recruitment business Engage and guided it through the board’s divestment strategy. From 2004 to 2007, as Chief Executive, he engineered a trading turnaround and subsequent sale to the Morson Group of White & Nunn Holdings. He joined the Board of RTC Group Plc as a Non-Executive in July 2007, becoming Group Chief Executive in October 2007.
S L Dye, Group Finance Director
Sarah is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in both the public and private sectors in the UK and overseas. Sarah qualified with BDO before moving to The Post Office Plc and then The Boots Company Plc gaining experience in risk management, internal audit and commercial finance. In 1998, Sarah joined Allied Domecq Plc as Finance and Planning Manager for Europe. In 2004 Sarah joined Nottingham Trent University where she held a number of senior finance positions. Sarah spent five years in New Zealand with the Office of the Auditor-General, working with central and local government entities and the tertiary sector. In 2011 Sarah joined Staffline Group Plc as Group Financial Controller. Sarah was appointed as Group Finance Director of RTC Group Plc in February 2013.