BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Announcement

Science in Sport plc (AIM: SIS), the premium performance nutrition company serving elite athletes, sports enthusiasts, and the active lifestyle community, announces that Stephen Moon is stepping down from his role as CEO. This will take place with immediate effect, with Stephen remaining employed, and on garden leave, during his notice period. 

Chairman Dan Wright has been appointed as Executive Chairman. Dan Wright, Chairman, commented: “We would like to thank Stephen for the role he has played with the Company for over a decade. He has been instrumental in Science in Sport and PhD becoming leading sports nutrition brands, culminating in the completion of the world class supply chain facility in Blackburn that is pivotal for the next phase of profitable growth.” 

Stephen Moon, former Chief Executive commented: “It has been a privilege to serve as Chief Executive for over the last ten years. Over my tenure, the business has grown from humble beginnings to a world class manufacturing facility, with a global omni‐channel presence underpinned by two market leading brands. This could not have been delivered without the hard work and dedication of a talented workforce that I have had the pleasure to lead over this period. The business is set up to leverage the investment made in the Blackburn facility, which I believe will deliver continued high levels of growth and profitability over the long term.”

John Clarke - Non-Executive Chairman

Date Appointed: June 2013

Skills and Experience: John has extensive experience of the functional food and sports nutrition sectors, having worked at GlaxoSmithKline for more than 35 years. John was global President of GSK Consumer Healthcare from 2006 to 2011, and was a member of GlaxoSmithKline plc Corporate Executive Team until March 2012.

Under John’s leadership from 2006 to 2011 GSK Consumer Healthcare was the fastest-growing business in the industry, growing by 60% and reaching sales of £5 billion despite recessionary environments in the majority of the business’ markets. The business added £2 billion and global expansion for 15 years from 1996 to 2011, Lucozade achieved growth of 13% CAGR throughout this period.

Roger Mather - Non-Executive Director

Date Appointed: January 2020

Skills and Experience: Roger joined the SIS Board during January 2020. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales having trained professionally with Price Waterhouse. His last executive role was as the Group Finance Director and a Board member of Mulberry Group PLC for eight years, stepping down during May 2016. During his time at Mulberry he successfully led the business through a period of extremely rapid growth and international expansion. Prior to this he spent the previous 10 years in senior finance and commercial roles within the multinational Otto Group based in both Hong Kong and United Kingdom. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Quiz PLC, the AIM listed fast fashion brand where he chairs the Audit and the Remuneration Committees. On a pro bono basis he is a director of the Berkshire Golf Club and Beaudesert Park School Trust Limited.

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Paul Richardson - Non-Executive Director

Date Appointed: August 2023

Skills and Experience: Paul is a Solicitor by qualification and after a period in private practice moved in house as Head of Legal and Business Affairs before moving into senior management roles which have included Chief Executive or Chairman of private and listed companies. Paul has also enjoyed a parallel pro bono Charity career for over 20 years and was Chairman of The Steve Redgrave Trust, a Trustee at WellChild and is currently Chairman of Special Olympics Great Britain.

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Henry Arthur John Turcan - Non-Executive Director

Date Appointed: February 2023
 

Skills and Experience: Henry has worked in financial services since 1996, with a focus on equity capital markets.

Having spent most of his career advising growth companies within investment banking, he became an investment manager, joining the Volantis team at Henderson Global Investors in 2015, which subsequently transferred to Lombard Odier Asset Management in 2017.

He brings strong strategic and commercial experience having been a non-executive director of several public and private companies.

 
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Daniel Patrick Wright - Executive Chairman

Date Appointed: October 2023
 

Skills and Experience: Dan was appointed Executive Chairman of SiS plc in October 2023, having successfully lead the turnaround of Accrol Papers plc, where he also remains as Executive Chairman.

His other current directorships include SolasCure, a venture technology development business focused on wound care management, UInsure Limited, a fast-growth first-mover brand in the digital distribution of General Insurance, and Manchester & London Investment Trust plc, a winner of CityWire’s Investment Trust of the Year Award.

Dan previously spent eight years at NorthEdge Capital, a mid-market private equity fund where he was Founder Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Portfolio with primary responsibility for portfolio and operating matters. 

While his previous chairmanships also include Vision Support Services Group, a private company he founded and grew to become Europe’s leading distributor of textiles to the hospitality sector, resulting in a successful disposal to Icahn Enterprises in 2019.

With previous roles at Cable Partners LLC, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and The Royal Bank of Scotland, Dan first qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1996 and has an MA from the University of Cambridge in Modern & Medieval Languages and History.

Daniel Lampard

Daniel Lampard - CFO

Date Appointed: October 2022
 
Skills and Experience: Daniel qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He also holds and MSc in Executive Management from Manchester Business School.
 
His previous appointments include serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Unbound Group plc, Chief Financial Officer of D2C Glanbia Performance Nutrition, a rapidly growing online sports nutrition business, the UK Finance Director at AO World plc and working for the Manchester Airport Group for 11 years.
 
A former professional athlete, outside of work Dan continues to compete in a variety of events and is a keen cyclist and trail runner.
 

henryHenry Arthur John Turcan – Non-Executive Director

Date Appointed: February 2023
 

Skills and Experience: Henry has worked in financial services since 1996, with a focus on equity capital markets.

Having spent most of his career advising growth companies within investment banking, he became an investment manager, joining the Volantis team at Henderson Global Investors in 2015, which subsequently transferred to Lombard Odier Asset Management in 2017.

He brings strong strategic and commercial experience having been a non-executive director of several public and private companies.

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Paul Richardson – Non-Executive Director

Date Appointed: August 2023

Skills and Experience: Paul is a Solicitor by qualification and after a period in private practice moved in house as Head of Legal and Business Affairs before moving into senior management roles which have included Chief Executive or Chairman of private and listed companies. Paul has also enjoyed a parallel pro bono Charity career for over 20 years and was Chairman of The Steve Redgrave Trust, a Trustee at WellChild and is currently Chairman of Special Olympics Great Britain.

Roger Mather – Non-Executive Director

Date Appointed: January 2020

Skills and Experience: Roger joined the SIS Board during January 2020. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales having trained professionally with Price Waterhouse. His last executive role was as the Group Finance Director and a Board member of Mulberry Group PLC for eight years, stepping down during May 2016. During his time at Mulberry he successfully led the business through a period of extremely rapid growth and international expansion. Prior to this he spent the previous 10 years in senior finance and commercial roles within the multinational Otto Group based in both Hong Kong and United Kingdom. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Quiz PLC, the AIM listed fast fashion brand where he chairs the Audit and the Remuneration Committees. On a pro bono basis he is a director of the Berkshire Golf Club and Beaudesert Park School Trust Limited.

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Daniel Patrick Wright – Executive Chairman​

Date Appointed: October 2023
 

Skills and Experience: Dan was appointed Executive Chairman of SiS plc in October 2023, having successfully lead the turnaround of Accrol Papers plc, where he also remains as Executive Chairman.

His other current directorships include SolasCure, a venture technology development business focused on wound care management, UInsure Limited, a fast-growth first-mover brand in the digital distribution of General Insurance, and Manchester & London Investment Trust plc, a winner of CityWire’s Investment Trust of the Year Award.

Dan previously spent eight years at NorthEdge Capital, a mid-market private equity fund where he was Founder Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Portfolio with primary responsibility for portfolio and operating matters. 

While his previous chairmanships also include Vision Support Services Group, a private company he founded and grew to become Europe’s leading distributor of textiles to the hospitality sector, resulting in a successful disposal to Icahn Enterprises in 2019.

With previous roles at Cable Partners LLC, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and The Royal Bank of Scotland, Dan first qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1996 and has an MA from the University of Cambridge in Modern & Medieval Languages and History.

Daniel-Lampard

Daniel Lampard – CFO

Date Appointed: October 2022
 
Skills and Experience: Daniel qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He also holds and MSc in Executive Management from Manchester Business School.
 
His previous appointments include serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Unbound Group plc, Chief Financial Officer of D2C Glanbia Performance Nutrition, a rapidly growing online sports nutrition business, the UK Finance Director at AO World plc and working for the Manchester Airport Group for 11 years.
 
A former professional athlete, outside of work Dan continues to compete in a variety of events and is a keen cyclist and trail runner.