The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, announces the appointment of Philip Yarrow, Chief Executive Officer of Winterflood Securities, to its board following its Annual General Meeting on 6 October 2015.
Philip Yarrow qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, specialising in financial services. He joined Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in 1997 and was responsible for business development of electronic trading within the Global Equities Division. Philip joined Winterflood Securities in 2000 as Head of Electronic Trading and became a Director in 2002. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Winterflood Securities in 2015.
Judith MacKenzie’s appointment to the Quoted Companies Alliance board in May 2015 was also ratified and confirmed at the Annual General Meeting yesterday. Judith MacKenzie is a leading small and mid-cap fund manager, who, as a Partner of Downing LLP, is responsible for its Public Equity Division and predominantly focuses on micro-cap investments of under £150m market capitalisation.
The members of the Quoted Companies Alliance have re-elected the following board directors:
- Harry Hyman, Founder and Managing Director of Primary Health Properties PLC, a FTSE Small Cap listed company;
- Vijay Thakrar, Tax Partner at Deloitte LLP;
- Paul Watts, Partner at Baker Tilly and Treasurer of the Quoted Companies Alliance; and
- Tim Ward, Chief Executive of the Quoted Companies Alliance.
Oliver Hemsley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Numis Securities, stepped down from the board. Oliver was on the Quoted Companies Alliance’s board for three years.
Michael Higgins, Chairman of the Quoted Companies Alliance, commenting on the board appointments said: “The appointments of Philip Yarrow and Judith MacKenzie further ensure that the Quoted Companies Alliance’s board is representative of the small and mid-size quoted company community. They bring a unique perspective into the secondary markets and the investment community respectively – which are vital ingredients for healthy public equity markets and for ensuring that growth companies can raise finance on them.
“In addition, I would like to thank Oliver Hemsley for the contribution that he has made to the Quoted Companies Alliance over the last three years.”