Our Investment Case
Board of Directors
The board of directors is appointed to act on behalf of the shareholders to run the day to day affairs of the business
Maurice Dwek – Chairman
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 – Chief Executive Officer
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.
Graham Feltham – Group Finance Director
Graham joined Newmark Security PLC in September 2019. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 2000 and since then has held financial roles within Belron and Statpro Group PLC, as well as an AIM listed software development group, where he managed the external financial reporting and performance and analysis teams.
At Saftetykleen Group, a private equity owned group specialising in a recurring book of business in surface cleaners, Graham played a key role in the sale of the business to APAX Partners for £800m in 2017. Graham has experience of developing finance teams, systems and processes as well as building strong commercial relationships within the business to drive strategy and deliver value.
Michel Rapoport Non – Executive Director
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.
Robert Waddington – Non Executive Director
Robert is a chartered accountant who has worked for many years in investment banking and has experience of the betting and gaming, property investment and engineering industries through is past non-executive directorships.
Terence Yap – Non-Executive Director
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.