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K D Rountree (age 47), CEO. Kevin joined Games Workshop in March 1998 as assistant group accountant. He then had various management roles within Games Workshop, including head of sales for the Other Activities division (including Black Library, licensing and Sabertooth Games). Kevin was appointed CFO in October 2008. During the year ended 29 May 2011, he took on the responsibility of managing the Group’s service centres globally. To reflect this, his title was changed to chief operating officer from chief financial officer. He became chief executive on 1 January 2015. He qualified as a chartered management accountant in August 2001. Prior to joining Games Workshop, Kevin was the management accountant at J Barbour & Sons Limited and trained at Price Waterhouse.
R F Tongue (age 46), group finance director and company secretary. Rachel joined Games Workshop in September 1996 as group tax manager. She then had various accounting roles within Games Workshop and was appointed company secretary in October 2008. She has also managed the legal and compliance functions within Games Workshop from November 2012. She was appointed group finance director in January 2015. Rachel qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995 and as a chartered tax adviser in 1996 having trained with Arthur Andersen.
Information on non-executive directors
T H F Kirby (age 67), non-executive chairman. Tom Kirby joined Games Workshop in April 1986 as general manager and led the management buy-out in December 1991, becoming chief executive at that time. Between 1998 and 2000 he took on the role of non-executive chairman, returning to the role of chief executive in September 2000. He performed the role of chairman from December 2007 to January 2013 when he became chairman and acting CEO. Following the appointment of Kevin Rountree as CEO with effect from 1 January 2015, Tom became non-executive chairman of the Group. Prior to joining Games Workshop, Tom worked for six years for a distributor of fantasy games in the UK and was previously an inspector of taxes.
C J Myatt (age 73). Chris Myatt is the senior independent director, joining the board on 18 April 1996. He was formerly managing director of a division of Tarmac PLC, chairman and non-executive director of a number of manufacturing companies and treasurer of Keele University.
N J Donaldson (age 63). Nick Donaldson was appointed to the board on 18 April 2002. A barrister by profession, Nick is a partner of London Bridge Capital Partners LLP. Nick was, until 2003, head of corporate finance at Arbuthnot Securities Limited and previously held senior investment banking positions at Robert W Baird Limited and at Credit Lyonnais Securities. He is chairman of DP Poland PLC and a director of The Fulham Shore plc.
E O’Donnell (age 46). Elaine O’Donnell was appointed to the board on 28 November 2013. A chartered accountant by profession, until recently Elaine was a corporate finance partner with EY. She is also a non-executive director of the Merseyside Special Investment Fund and chairman of Alliance Fund Managers.
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