Board Composition

The Board is accountable to the Company’s shareholders for good corporate governance and how the principles in the Combined Code are applied by the Company.

The Board has authority and responsibility for implementing Group strategy and policy, and for monitoring the performance of the business.

The Board has a schedule of matters specifically reserved to it for decision making, click here for Board Responsibilities.

As at 1 October 2017 the Board consisted of the Executive Chairman, Deputy Chairman, the Chief Executive, two other Executive Directors and two Non-executive Directors.

K A Ritchie - Executive Chairman
Keith Ritchie became Executive Chairman as of 1 July 2012. Prior to that Keith was a Non Executive Director of Titon between February 2005 and June 2009 and has maintained close links with the Company since 2009. Keith, a Chartered Accountant, has had a long career in the City of London working for a number of financial institutions, most recently Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 12 years as a Director in the Global Markets division and a board member of a number of subsidiary companies, with executive responsibilities.

J N Anderson - Deputy Chairman and Non-executive Director
John Anderson founded the Company in 1972. John retired as Chairman and Executive Director of Titon as of 1 July 2012 to become Deputy Chairman and a Non Executive Director.

D A Ruffell - Chief Executive
David Ruffell joined the Group in 1988 at the time of its flotation on the United Securities Market. He was appointed Finance Director of Titon Hardware Limited in 1993, joined the main Board in 1997 as Group Finance Director and became Chief Executive in 2002.

T N Anderson - Sales & Marketing Director
Tyson Anderson, has been with the Company since 1993 and was elected to the Board of Titon Hardware Limited in 1999. Tyson joined the main Board on 1 January 2004 as Marketing Director and was appointed Sales & Marketing Director on 1 February 2007.

N C Howlett - Non-Executive Director
Nicholas Howlett joined the Company in 1991 as a manager in one of our main production units. He was promoted to Works Manager in 1995 and became a director of Titon Hardware Limited in 1998. Nick was appointed to the main Board in 2002 and in 2014 was appointed Managing Director of Titon’s Ventilation Division. After 26 years of Executive service, Nick became a Non-Executive Director in 2017.

K Sargeant - Non-executive Director
Kevin Sargeant was appointed as a Non-executive Director with effect from 1 September 2016. Kevin is a well-known and respected figure in the ventilation industry. He qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1980.

T Gearey - Group IT Director
Tony has been with the Company since 1985 when he joined to work on new product development. He has since held various key development roles within the Company and is also responsible for Titon Inc.

To contact any of the board members, please do so via Keith Ritchie or David Ruffell.