Anthony Coombs MA (Oxon)
Chairman
Nominations Committee

Joined S&U in 1975 and was appointed Managing Director in 1999 and then Chairman in 2008. Between 1987 and 1997 served as a Member of Parliament and was a member of the Government. Serves on the Executive of the Consumer Credit Association and chairs its Public Relations Committee and is a director of a number of companies and charities including chairing the trustees of the National Institute for Conductive Education.
 
Graham Coombs MA (Oxon) MSc (Lon)
Deputy Chairman
Nominations Committee

Joined S&U after graduating from London Business School in 1976. He is responsible for the subsidiary, S D Taylor Limited and for property matters.
 
Chris Redford ACA
Group Finance Director

A Chartered accountant with over 10 years business experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods, food and travel sectors prior to his appointment as Finance Director of Advantage Finance in 1999. Following a successful start up period for Advantage he was appointed as Group Finance Director with effect from 1 March 2004.
 
Guy Thompson
Managing Director of Advantage Finance

Guy joined the Group in 1999 as Managing Director of Advantage Finance and has overseen an excellent performance in their first 12 years. Guy has a strong track record in the finance and motor sectors and since his appointment brings these skills to the Board of S&U plc.
 
Mike Mullins
Managing Director of Home Credit

Mike joined S&U in 1997 and started out as an agent in the then Newton Abbot branch covering Torbay, after 9 months taking over as branch manager of the same branch. He then moved through different ranks of management and in September 2009 assumed overall control of our Group home credit operations.
 
Mike Thompson DMS FIoD
Managing Director of SD Taylor Limited

First joined the Group in 1985 as an SD Taylor representative in the Warrington and Widnes areas and has had wider Home Credit experience with Provident and Shopacheck. Rejoined the Group as a manager in 1994, and was appointed SD Taylor Managing Director in 2000 since when Mike has successfully overseen significant growth in our northern home credit operation.
 
Demetrios Markou MBE FCA
Non-executive
Nominations, Audit and Remuneration Committees

A Chartered Accountant with over 35 years experience in public practice in Birmingham and director of many private companies. He has extensive commercial and political experience.
 
Keith Smith TD FCIM
Non-executive
Nominations, Audit and Remuneration Committees

A former member of the London Stock Exchange and Fellow of the Securities Institute, he has been a principal in stockbroking firms for more than thirty years, specialising in corporate finance. He is the senior non-executive director.
 
Fiann Coombs BA (Lon) MSc (Lon)
Non-executive

An economic analyst with wide-ranging professional and commercial skills and experience, Fiann has brought these skills to the considerable benefit of the S&U Group since his appointment to the Board in 2002.
 
Katherine Innes Ker
Non-executive

Katherine Innes Ker joined the Board of S&U in May 2013. Katherine is a member of the Remuneration, Audit and Nomination Committees. Katherine is Senior Independent Director of the Go-Ahead Group plc and of Tribal Group plc, and Chairs the Remuneration Committee of both Boards, and is a Non Executive Director of Colt S.A, and a member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees.

Katherine has extensive executive and non-executive experience helping to grow successful & dynamic organisations. She spent a decade working in the City as a financial analyst and has held many previous non-executive directorships including Taylor Wimpey plc, Taylor Woodrow plc, The Television Corporation plc, Fibernet plc, Williams Lea plc, Gyrus Group plc, St Modwen Properties plc, and was Chairman of Shed Media plc and Victoria plc, and Deputy Chairman of Marine Farms S.A. Katherine went to Somerville College, Oxford and gained an MA in Chemistry and a DPhil in Molecular Biophysics.
 
Manjeet Bhogal ACMA, CGMA
Company Secretary of S&U plc

With effect from 3 February 2014, chris Redford resigned the role of company secretary and the Board appointed Manjeet K Bhogal ACMA, CGMA to that position. this also recognises the significant contribution Manjeet has made in the last 9 years to the success of the Group. the company secretary is available to provide advice and services to all Board members and is responsible for ensuring Board procedures are followed.