The Board is responsible for formulating, reviewing and approving the Company’s strategy, budgets and corporate actions. The Company holds monthly board meetings.
Iwona Olbrys, Chief Executive
Iwona, who is based in Warsaw, has significant experience in the Food & Beverage sector in Poland, having been the General Director of Telepizza Poland Sp. z o. o. (a business with both owned and sub-franchised stores) for eight years immediately prior to joining DPP.
Nicholas Donaldson, Non-Executive Chairman
Nick, who is a barrister by profession, has worked in investment banking for over 30 years. He is a co-founder of Capital Markets Strategy Limited, an FCA regulated corporate finance business. He is also the non-executive chairman of Games Workshop Group plc and a founder director of The Fulham Shore plc. Nick has spent the majority of his career providing strategic advice to companies on mergers & acquisitions, flotations and secondary fund raisings.
Chris Moore, Non-Executive Director
Chris was Chief Executive Officer at Domino’s Pizza UK & IRL, from December 2007 to December 2011, having joined that company in 1990 as European Marketing Manager. Chris is a recipient of the Domino’s Pizza Chairman’s Circle Award presented in July 2010 making him one of the top 15 individuals in the 50 year history of the company to receive this award. He has more than 22 years of experience working with Domino’s Pizza and was responsible for growing the number of stores from 37 to 720. Chris advises and invests in a number of other businesses in the catering and online industries.
Gerry Ford, Non-Executive Director
Gerry Ford is Chairman and Chief Executive of Caffe Nero Group Limited, Europe’s largest independent coffee house group. Gerry founded Caffe Nero in 1997, listed the company on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in 2001-2007 before taking it private again. In 2005 he was named the UK’s Entrepreneur of the Year by the Financial Times and LSE. Today, Caffe Nero has more than 5,000 employees in 700 stores across 7 countries. Gerry is Chairman of the Polish subsidiary of Caffe Nero which operates approximately 30 stores. Gerry has more than 20 years’ experience of sitting on boards and nurturing small-medium sized businesses.
Robert Morrish FCA, Non-Executive Director
Rob is a Chartered Accountant and has considerable experience at board level in small and medium sized businesses and is Finance Director of RAK Ceramics UK Ltd. He was previously a non-executive director of coffeeheaven international plc, group finance director of Supreme Petfoods Limited and was the Chief Financial Officer of Lookfantastic.com, an online beauty product retailer and hair salon business. Rob has introduced and developed financial, costing and reporting systems for a diverse range of businesses and has considerable practical experience in treasury, taxation and company secretarial matters.
Patrick Bodenham, Company Secretary
As well as supporting the Board in his role as Company Secretary, Patrick manages the day-to-day finance function of the plc, including the preparation of the monthly UK management accounts and the interim and full year Group Accounts. Patrick is a Chartered Certified Accountant with over 20 years accounting and taxation experience and was part of the Coffeeheaven International team. He has been preparing published accounts for AIM listed companies since 1997. Patrick is not a Director of the Company.