Sports nutrition specialist Science in Sport (SiS) has announced the appointment of Roger Mather as an independent Non-Executive Director and chair of the company’s Audit Committee with immediate effect.
Mather has broad business experience gained first in audit at PwC, in London and Hong Kong, and then in executive positions in consumer and distribution businesses in the UK, Asia Pacific and North America.
He was Chief Financial Officer of Mulberry Group plc, the AIM-quoted fashion brand and manufacturer, from 2007 to 2016. This was a period of rapid growth at Mulberry during which time he established international sales channels and implemented the business’s digital strategy. Prior to Mulberry, he worked for more than 10 years at Otto Group, a privately owned multi-national distribution business, first as Group Finance Director of the sourcing division based in Hong Kong and then as Managing Director of a UK division.
From 2017, Mather has focused on non-executive and part-time roles. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Quiz plc, an AIM-quoted omni-channel fast fashion brand, and chair of its audit and remuneration committees. He is also a pro bono director of The Berkshire Golf Club Limited and of Beaudesert Park School Limited.
On 1 October 2019, the Company announced that Raymond Duignan, Non-Executive Director and the Company’s Audit Committee chair, intended to step down from the Board once a new Non-Executive Director had been appointed. Accordingly, Duignan will step down from the Board with immediate effect.
In a further change to Board committees, existing Non-Executive Director Tim Wright will become chair of the Company’s Remuneration Committee.
John Clarke, Science in Sport’s Non-Executive Chairman, said “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Roger Mather to Science in Sport as a Non-Executive Director and chair of the company’s Audit Committee. Roger brings a substantial amount of corporate governance and commercial experience to the company as we continue aggressively to pursue our growth, scale and profit objectives.
“Roger’s knowledge of global branded goods operations, including supply chain, working capital, customer service, distribution management and financial systems, will be of significant value to the company going forwards. In addition, he brings a familiarity with both e-commerce and traditional retail.
“I would also like to reiterate the Board’s gratitude to Raymond Duignan, who has served as a Non-Executive Director since 2015. We thank him for his input to the company and wish him well for the future.”