Maurice Dwek started trading as a distributor of certain ICI products in 1963. He was chairman and co-founded Dwek Group plc in 1963, a company which was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1973. In 1988 Dwek Group plc had a turnover of £38 million and made profits before tax of £4.1 million and was sold to a management buy-out team. In 1989, he became chairman of Arlen plc (electronics) and Owen & Robinson plc (sports footwear, retailing and jewellery shops). He resigned as chairman of both companies in 1992 but was re-appointed as chairman of Owen & Robinson plc in May 1996 in order to rescue the business from administration by arranging a placing and open offer and re-listing the Company on the Official List of the London Stock Exchange. He retired from the board of Owen and Robinson plc in September 1996 in order to concentrate on Newmark where he is Chairman, having been appointed in May 1997.
Marie-Claire Dwek was marketing director of Newmark Technology Limited (specialised electronic security systems) 1996-2000, responsible for the planning, leadership and strategic marketing. Between 2002–2013 Marie Claire was responsible for the management and investment in various property portfolios for Motcomb Estates and joined Newmark Security as Chief Executive officer in 2013.
Paul is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with KPMG in 1999, and has over 20 years of experience working in finance in the technology and media sectors. Paul was previously Chief Financial Officer of Brave Bison Group plc (AIM: BBSN), a digital media and technology company, and Chief Financial Officer of Warner Bros. TV Production UK. Prior to those appointments, he was Group Financial Controller of Shine Group, an international television production and distribution group and Interim Group Financial Controller at Channel 4. Most recently, he has been Interim Chief Commercial Officer of CognitionX, a technology company in the events space.
Michel Rapoport was previously President and Chief Executive of Mosler Inc., a manufacturer and integrator of security systems for banking, industrial and commercial organisations. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Pitney Bowes International and Chairman of Pitney Bowes France. He joined the Newmark Board in January 2001.
Terence Yap, a Singapore citizen resident in Hong Kong, is currently the Chairman of Guardforce AI Co Ltd, a group focusing on delivering technologically innovative security solutions within the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of Guardforce Cash Solutions (Thailand) a leading security solution provider with more than 12,000 international employees. From 2006 to 2014 he was Chief Financial Officer of China Security and Surveillance Technology, Inc which was listed on both the NYSE and Dubai International Financial Exchange. Throughout his career Terence has developed specific skill sets regarding change management, investor relations, capital market operations and corporate restructuring. Terence has over 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications and security sectors and is a member of the Hong Kong Security Services Training Board, a Fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a Fellow member of the Chartered Management Institute (UK) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.