STEPHEN MOSS, CHAIRMAN
Stephen read law at King’s College London, was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn and took an MBA at the London Business School, After a short spell in the City, Stephen has specialised in growing SMEs to achieve successful onward sale and leading a number of Third Sector organisations through periods of major development and change.
Stephen’s early business interests were in the restaurant and wine distribution industries. In 1989, he became Managing Director of BCP, which grew to become the country’s largest airport parking booking service and which he sold to Q-Park in 2003, but continued to manage until 2007.
Stephen is Chairman of three companies – Grosvenor Securities, a central London commercial property investment and development company; and Bibendum Wine Holdings, the UK’s leading independent wine merchant selling to all sectors of the UK trade. He is also a Director of CallUma, a travel ancillary company whose multi-lingual luggage tracking service is promoted by companies such as Thomas Cook and Co-operative Travel.
In the not-for-profit sector, Stephen founded Springboard in 1990, a charity which promotes careers in hospitality, leisure and tourism, of which he remains Chairman. In 1992 he was awarded an MBE for services to the restaurant industry and, in 2002, a CBE for his contribution towards education and training.
Stephen is past Chairman of The Movement for Reform Judaism and, prior to that, its flagship West London Synagogue, of which he is now President. He served as a Trustee on the Jewish Leadership Council and as a Governor of the Leo Baeck Rabbinic College and continues as a Trustee of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research, JCoSS and Jewish Child’s Day.
Martin is an influential business leader with extensive experience in the business services sector.
From 2009-2014, he held the role of Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe for OCS Group, one of the UK’s largest facilities management companies. With a turnover of over £500 million and 27,000 staff, OCS delivers cleaning services to sectors including airports, hospitals, shopping malls and manufacturing sites. Martin led the business successfully through a period of intensive change.
During his long career, Martin also set up, grew and sold two companies over a 12-year period.
He now runs his own consultancy, MG Associates, which helps businesses grow, change or transform. He is also a non-executive Director of Principle Cleaning Services, Chairman of The Grichan Partnership, a specialist executive search agency, and Chairman of Positive Response Communications which provides products and services to protect staff who often work alone.
Martin will be using his considerable expertise in the facilities management industry to advise Bonasystems on the next stage of its business growth strategy.
Nigel Geach is a Director of Sports Marketing Surveys, the International Sports Market Research Company, responsible for the marketing and sales side of the business on a worldwide basis. Having been involved with Sports Marketing Surveys for over 20 years, he has seen the steady growth of the area of sponsorship evaluation as being a fundamental part of sponsorship activity.
Previous to Sports Marketing Surveys, he worked in the UK and America with multinational companies in the consumer durable industry after graduating in Business Management. Nigel has been involved in sponsorship research since 1986 and has seen the massive growth of televised sport throughout the world.
David McDonough’s career spans twenty-six years in the communications business. At Bell Pottinger Consultants, where he was Deputy Chairman, he advised a wide range of clients,among others the City of New York, the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland, Emirates Group, the British Security Industry Association, Salomon Smith Barney, the Salvation Army, Jones Lang LaSalle, Knight Frank, The Guides Association, Nomura, KPMG, The Sultan of Brunei and the Brunei Government, the President and Government of Sri Lanka and seventeen law firms including Clifford Chance. He has recently established The McDonough Partnership in St. James’s, providing communications counsel to a wide variety of clients.
David was Appeals Chairman of Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People for six years and is co-founder of The October Club which has raised nearly £4 million for fifteen different small charities since 1988. He is Chairman of the Corporate Development Board of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and a Trustee of The Place To Be.
Steven has been involved in Bonasystems for many years, as a Director of the company’s former parent company, and from 2008 onwards as Managing Director after leading a buy-out. In addition to overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the company, Steven owns the relationship with many of our blue-chip clients including Asda and LOROL. Steven also sits on the executive committee of the UK Slip Resistance Group.
Nick recently retired from his position as Senior Partner and Group Chairman of international property firm Knight Frank.
Nick started at Knight Frank in the graduate scheme in 1974, and had been Senior Partner since 2004. Having started his career in London, he moved to Hong Kong in 1984 to head up Knight Frank’s operations before returning to open the first agency office in London’s Docklands two years later.
In 1995, he set up the firm’s Indian operation in Mumbai, making it one of the first international firms of chartered surveyors to open in India, which now has 800 staff in seven offices. He became head of Global Residential in 2000.
Since January 2013, Nick has been a Non-Executive Director of Development Securities plc.