David Banks started in Stock Broking in Birmingham in 1979 with Harris, Allday, Lea and Brooks before moving to London and becoming an institutional salesman at Panmure Gordon where he was acclaimed in the Automotive, Engineering, Aerospace and Motor Distributors sectors. He subsequently became a corporate broker advising many companies on their corporate structure, strategy, messaging and presentations. He also raised the capital for many of these companies both at IPO and in secondary fund raises.
Keith has a track record of strategically implementing increased efficiency and significant bottom line improvement in the most challenging of manufacturing and field installation environments whilst managing the most challenging of customers. Keith’s experience includes having worked as operations director at Princess Yachts International and at Sunseeker where he was part of the senior management team. Keith has an MBA in Strategic Management; a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and a 2(i) BA (Hons) Degree in English.
Laura is an experienced finance professional, having held a variety of senior finance roles over the last 19 years, latterly at Stadium Group Plc where she was the finance director of its Technology Product Division before its sale to TT Electronics Plc earlier this year. Prior to that, Laura spent almost 14 years at De La Rue, as both finance director and commercial director of a number of De La Rue operating companies. Laura holds a Masters degree in Strategic Business Management and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Graham Eves joined GKN plc in 1967 where he spent 13 years operating across multiple overseas jurisdictions including, for the last 5 years, setting up and running a special operation for GKN plc's head office in Switzerland. He returned to the UK in 1980 to work in venture capital and establish his own international business consultancy. His main activities covered advising a range of German, North American and Japanese automotive component/technology suppliers and he co-founded and was chairman of an automotive technology company, Mechadyne (now part of KolbenschmidtPierburg AG). Graham is a non-executive director of AB Dynamics plc. He was on the AIM advisory committee of the London Stock Exchange for 6 years and has a Master of Arts degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge. Graham is a member of Haydale's audit committee and is chairman of its remuneration committee.
Roger Humm is an experienced Commercial and Finance Director with extensive knowledge of high-growth technology companies. He held corporate, financial and senior management roles with Oxford Instruments plc both in the UK and USA including responsibility for corporate development, intellectual property and establishing a corporate venturing portfolio. More recently he has worked with a number of public and private companies including Ixico plc, NanoSight Limited and Blue Earth Diagnostics Limited. He currently acts as Chief Financial Officer at Boxarr Limited and G-Volution Limited, is a Trustee Director of the Oxford Instruments pension scheme and chairs the Investment Committee of the University of Bristol Enterprise Funds. Roger gained his BSc in microbiology and virology from Warwick University before qualifying as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton. He has an MBA from the University of Bath.
Roger Smith graduated with a degree in physics and has worked in the global oil and gas sector for the past 30 years. He has set up and invested in businesses in Europe, Middle East and North America. Roger has started up, managed and subsequently sold 2 successful consulting businesses and in doing so has worked with venture capital and private equity houses. He has also held the post of commercial director with Bureau Veritas and Senior Vice President with Petrofac Plc. Roger was part of the original Haydale Graphene Industries' management team that acquired Haydale Limited in 2010.