Maurice Dwek – Chairman – aged 76
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 – aged 51
Marie-Claire has worked for four years in the electronic security sector as marketing director. Since 2001 Ms Dwek has worked in property investment and management for Motcomb Estates.
Brian Gordon Beecraft – Group Finance Director – aged 64
Brian Beecraft qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1973 with Touche Ross and Co. In 1985, he joined United Transport International PLC, the transport division of BET PLC, and became group financial controller in 1990, responsible for all aspects of financial control and accounting for the group. In 1994, he left United Transport following the acquisition of BET PLC by Rentokil plc and worked as a freelance financial consultant for four years before joining the Board in April 1998 as Finance Director.
Michel Rapoport Non – Executive Director – aged 73
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 – aged 73
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.