Board of Directors
Alec Guthrie - Chief Executive Officer
Alec has over 30 years of experience working in the property services industry including Estate Agency, Residential Lettings, Surveying and Residential and Commercial Property Management. Alec joined HML through the acquisition of The Guthrie Partnership in 2013.
DUTIES: Leadership of all operational and strategic plans across the Group, which includes; chair of operations committee and systems council, acquisitions, public and investor relations.
Richard Smith - Chairman
After setting up his own practice, Richard went on to property investment and development and was co-founder and Managing Director of Artesian Estates which subsequently floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1997.
He is CEO of LTC Holdings plc, from which HML was demerged in 2006 prior to its floatation. LTC continues to retain substantial shareholding in HML.
DUTIES: Oversight of business strategy; chair board meetings
James Howgego – Chief Finance Officer
James worked in a venture capital backed leisure group before being appointed as Finance Director of HML 6 months prior to its floatation.
DUTIES: Internal controls; treasury management; compliance; payroll and administration; statutory/management reporting
Geoffrey Griggs – Non-executive Director
Geoffrey has since worked as an Executive and Non-Executive Director in a wide range of companies both as an advisor and principal for companies privately owned and listed on AIM. Geoffrey is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
DUTIES: Chairman of remuneration and audit committees
Elizabeth Holden – Non-executive Director
Elizabeth worked for Slaughter and May for 20 years, the last twelve of which was as Corporate Partner, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and governance matters.
DUTIES: Remuneration/audit committee
Anand Verma - Non-executive Director
Recently Infosys, a global leader in technology and consulting acquired Brilliant Basics to accelerate its design and innovation capabilities across the globe. Anand also leads Infosys’ digital capabilities in EMEA and is a part of the Infosys leadership team. He is also involved with leading academia partnerships for Infosys.
Anand is an innovator and digital entrepreneur. He has over 20 years’ experience in the digital and tech businesses. He has built a successful career in consistently delivering innovative products and services for the world’s largest brands.