Board of Directors
Alex Dacre, Chief Executive, founded Marlowe in late 2015. He has a background in the quoted business-to-business services sector and an expertise in executing buy-and-build growth strategies. Prior to founding Marlowe, he directed Impellam plc’s corporate development activities. During an 18 month period of acquisitions, Impellam saw its market capitalisation more than double to over £400m and it became the UK’s second largest temporary staffing business. Prior to this, he worked with Charles Skinner to turn around AIM-listed Restore plc into one of the UK’s leading office services companies and the leading consolidator in the document management and commercial relocation sectors.
Group Finance Director
Mark Adams, Group Finance Director, brings to Marlowe more than 20 years of experience in senior finance roles in a broad range of sectors. Most recently Mark was interim Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) at Stobart Group Ltd, Pets at Home Group plc and Cognita Schools. He has previously served as CFO at Hastings Insurance Group, easyJet plc, Helphire Group plc and Alpha Airports Group plc.
Kevin Quinn, Non-Executive Chairman, has extensive experience of the FTSE 250 support services sector, gained through his 13-year tenure as Chief Financial Officer at Berendsen plc, a leading European textile service business, where he played a significant role in its growth from a market capitalisation of £700 million in 2005 to £2.2 billion when it was sold in 2017. Prior to Berendsen, Kevin held a number of senior finance roles at Amersham plc and was previously a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Benchmark Holdings plc.
Charles Skinner, Non-Executive Director, was until his recent retirement Chief Executive of Restore plc, the AIM-listed provider of office services. Under his leadership the business grew from a cash shell with a market cap in the region of £1m to become the leading office services provider in the UK with a market capitalisation in the region of £600m in 2018. He was previously Chief Executive of Johnson Services Group plc and Brandon Hire plc, prior to which he was at SG Warburg, 3i plc and was Editor of Management Today. Charles has nearly 20 years’ experience as Chief Executive of quoted companies, all operating in the business to business service sector. He chairs the Remuneration Committee.
Peter Gaze, Non-Executive Director, was recently the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of BCB Holdings Limited and of Waterloo Investment Holdings Limited. Peter was an executive at ADT Group plc during its expansion in the UK and US, in the period leading up to its acquisition by Tyco International for £3.7 billion in 1997. He chairs the Audit Committee.