Advisory Committee

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Non-Executive Chairman

Mike joined in June 2019, having served as the Chairman of International Car Wash Group. Prior to this he worked for BP as Head of Planning and Strategy for BP’s global retail business. Mike is also a Non-Executive Director of Avant Homes, a leading UK privately-owned house builder.

Gary Lindsay

Gary Lindsay

Partner TDR

Gary joined TDR Capital in June 2008. Prior to joining TDR, he worked at Citi and Bear Stearns in their respective M&A departments.

Grégoire Paepegaey

Grégoire Paepegaey

Investment Director TDR

Grégoire joined TDR Capital in October 2015. Prior to joining TDR, he worked at Mount Kellett Capital Management and Providence Equity Partners. Previously Grégoire worked in Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division, in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) and France coverage teams in London and Paris, respectively. 

Jonathan Booth

Jonathan Booth

Non-Executive Director

Jonathan supports the leadership teams across Europe on their journey of operational excellence. Jonathan also served as Senior Advisor to the Board of ICWG, having joined in 2000 as UK Managing Director from BP. Before that he was at Mobil where he held a wide variety of operational roles.

Mark Higson

Mark Higson

Chief Executive Officer

Mark joined in February 2020 as a highly experienced business and operational leader. Prior to joining, Mark was Managing Director of Wolseley UK and also served as UK Managing Director at the Royal Mail where he led the modernisation of the UK letters and parcels business.

Sunny Thakrar

Sunny Thakrar

Deputy CEO & Chief Operating Officer

Most recently Sunny was Chief Financial Officer and brings more than 15 years of finance and transformational leadership experience, having held executive roles in both publicly quoted and private equity backed business. Previously, Sunny served as Chief Financial Officer at Parabis Group from 2015 to 2016.

Simon Gordon

Simon Gordon

Group Chief Financial Officer

Simon took up his post in September 2020. Prior to this he was CFO at Addison Lee, where he supported the business with its organic and acquisition-led growth. Before joining Addison Lee, Simon was at Spire Healthcare Group, Virgin Active Group and KPMG.

James O'Malley

James O'Malley

Group General Counsel

James was appointed Group General Counsel in 2018, having joined the group in 2013 and previously served as its European General Counsel. He is responsible for global legal affairs and leads the group's risk and compliance function. James also serves as Company Secretary.