Committee key

  • R Remuneration Committee
  • A Audit Committee
  • N Nomination Committee
  •   Chairman
Lawrence Bryan

Lawrence Bryan

N

Chief Executive

Oversees the Group’s business and is responsible for formulating the Group’s objectives and strategy. In addition, the Group’s design function reports into him as well as all operations in the United States, where he is President of Portmeirion Group USA, Inc. Lawrence was previously the Vice President, Sales of Waterford Wedgwood USA, President of Waterford Wedgwood USA Retail and President of International China Company. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Other appointments

Non-executive Director of the Group’s associated undertaking, Portmeirion Canada Inc.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, sales and marketing, operational expertise, and mergers and acquisitions.

Phil Atherton

Phil Atherton

Group Sales and Marketing Director

Responsible for global sales and marketing excluding the US. Before joining the Group, Phil was the Sales and Marketing Director of the Home Textiles division of the John Cotton Group Limited. He also spent twelve years in the drinks industry working in a number of commercial roles with Remy & Associates (UK) Limited, The Gaymer Group Limited and Allied Domecq PLC where he gained extensive experience of working with premium brands.

Other appointments

None.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, sales and marketing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mick Knapper

Mick Knapper

Operations Director

Responsible for Portmeirion UK’s sourcing, production, information systems, human resources and logistics functions. Mick joined Portmeirion in 1998 and has been a member of the board of the Company’s main operating subsidiary, Portmeirion Group UK Limited, since 2011.

Other appointments

None.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, operational expertise, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mike Raybould

Mike Raybould

Group Finance Director

Responsible for all aspects of financial control and legal matters. He sits on all subsidiary boards. The Wax Lyrical home fragrance business reports into him. Mike is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Floorcare Division of Techtronic Industries Company Limited, a public company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Other appointments

Non-executive Director of the Group’s associated undertaking, Furlong Mills Limited.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, risk management, financial, governance and legal, and mergers and acquisitions.

Dick Steele

Dick Steele

R A N

Non-executive Chairman

Responsible for leading the Board and promoting communication with shareholders. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also a member of the Institute of Taxation.

Other appointments

Non-executive Director of the Quoted Companies Alliance and Non-executive Chairman of Country Baskets.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, risk management, financial, governance and legal, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Andrew Andrea

Andrew Andrea

R A N

Non-executive Director

A qualified Chartered Accountant. He has a wealth of experience gained in financial and commercial roles across diverse businesses including brewing, hospitality and retailing.

Other appointments

Andrew is currently the Chief Financial and Corporate Development Officer for Marston’s PLC, a leading independent brewing and pub retailing business. Prior to joining Marston’s he worked in various roles with Guinness Brewing Worldwide, Bass Brewers Limited and Dollond & Aitchison.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, risk management, financial, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Janis Kong OBE

Janis Kong OBE

R A N

Non-executive Director

Has extensive experience in retail and consumer products and services.

Other appointments

Janis is Chairman of Bristol Airport Limited, Non-executive Director of Copenhagen Airports A/S, Tui AG and Roadis (PSP). Formerly, she held positions as Non-executive Director of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, Network Rail Limited and Visit Britain, Executive Chairman of Heathrow Airport Limited, Chairman of Heathrow Express Limited and a member of the BAA plc Board.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, risk management, and operational expertise.

Angela Luger

Angela Luger

R A N

Non-executive Director

Contributes general management experience with retail, digital and customer focus.

Other appointments

Angela was most recently Chief Executive of N Brown plc, prior to which she was CEO of The Original Factory Shop Limited. She has held senior executive positions at Debenhams PLC, ASDA Group Limited and Mars Corporation. She is currently a Non-executive Director at Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion, S.A. (DIA Group) and ScS Group plc.

Key skills

Strategy and leadership, sales and marketing, and operational expertise.

Moira MacDonald

Moira MacDonald

Company Secretary

A Fellow of The Governance Institute (ICSA). Prior to joining the Group as Deputy Group Secretary in 2007, Moira was Assistant Company Secretary at Legal & General Group plc and at BPB plc.

Other appointments

None.

Key skills

Governance and legal, and mergers and acquisitions.