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Non-Executive Chairman - Robert Goddard - 023 8068 9510
Chief Executive - Stephen McLeod - 023 8068 9510
Finance Director - Robert Smeeton - 023 8068 9510
Company Secretary - Robert Smeeton - 023 8068 9510
Non-Executive Director - Malcom Coster - 023 8068 9510
Robert Goddard is Chairman of Universe Group Plc. Robert, a chartered engineer, was on the executive board of Burmah Castrol Plc and previously managed its worldwide fuels business and a substantial portion of its chemicals business. He subsequently joined Amberley Group PLC in November 2000 where he was Chief Executive, responsible for turning round and selling on its four speciality chemical subsidiaries, thereby enhancing the share price substantially before leaving in 2003. More recently he has had a variety of advisory and turn around assignments. He is also currently non-executive chairman of AIM quoted Hardide Plc.
Stephen McLeod became Chief Executive on 25th May 2011. Stephen is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Australia and is an engineer by training. Following studies at London Business School as a Commonwealth Scholar he spent ten years in corporate strategy before holding senior regional and global posts in multi-national speciality chemical corporations.
Stephen has held a number of Director and Partner roles during his extensive international career, including more recently, the post of Senior Vice-President Corporate Strategy & Business Development of one of the world's largest travel management groups companies with revenues exceeding US$15Bn. As part of his duties he recently completed an assignment to plan, finance and launch a market leading US based, global parking technology business.
Robert Smeeton joined Universe in 2008 as the finance director of HTEC LTD, the companies principal operating subsidiary. Robert, who qualified as a chartered accountant whilst at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, was previously at OpSec Security Group PLC, an AIM quoted company, latterly as its European Finance Director.
Malcolm Coster joined the Universe Group board as a non executive director in August 2007. He is an experienced businessman who has held senior executive positions in Commerce and Industry and in the Management Consultancy and Information Technology industries. Malcolm is currently Chairman of Fiberweb Plc. He was formerly Chairman of MTL Instruments Group plc, Chairman of DMW Group Limited, Chairman of Synamic Limited and a Non-Executive Director of The Performing Right Society, iXimaging Limited, British Technology Group plc and Torotrak plc. An engineer and information technologist by training, he was President of Europe, Middle East and Africa for UNISYS Corporation between 1994 and 1997 and Board Member, Head of International Development and Managing Partner of the Management Consulting Practice of Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) between 1986 and 1994. His early career was with BP where he was BP Group Systems Coordinator. He has a Special Honours degree in Mathematics from Kings College, London.