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Non-executive Directors

 David Kelham, Non-Executive Director

  • a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has held Chief Financial Officer (CFO) roles in major UK based companies for 24 of his 34 year executive careers covering 48 different countries.
  • in 2010 he was nominated by one of the leading accounting firms as 'an outstanding international CFO'.
  • now with a plural career across non-executive directorships, business transformation consultancy and mentoring roles, David started his executive career with Shell before joining P&O European Ferries, where he advanced to Financial Director.
  • then completed 19 acquisitions across a five year period at NTL (Virgin Media) and saw the customer base grow from 120,000 to over 3 million.
  • further transformational and turnaround work ensued at UK Telco, Courts International and Regenersis.
  • in 2010 he joined Cable and Wireless Communications Plc, quickly becoming CFO for the Caribbean region covering 14 countries. The profitability more than doubled in his time as CFO to over USD$350m.
  • was a member of the Scout Association for forty years, rising to Explorer Scout Commissioner before retiring. 
  • also a past member and Chairman in the Round Table organisation, and a member and past Chairman of the Ex-Round Tabler's Association.    
  • his mother lived with Alzheimer's for 10 years before her death in 2011.

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