Board of Directors

  • Ian Mattioli
    Non-Executive Chairman

    Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, and co-founded the Mattioli Woods Group in 1991 where he is the Chief Executive Officer and remains responsible for the vision and operational management of the group. Ian has been awarded an MBE and also won the London Stock Exchange AIM Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2007.

    John Rigby
    Chief Executive Officer

    John joined KBS in 2000 following a career in commercial and corporate banking. John has over 18 years of operational, sales and commercial management experience within the sector and developed the national sales infrastructure of the Group. John became Managing Director of the Group in 2010 and has been responsible for driving growth and integral in the development of the low cost, process driven delivery platform.

    Andrew Melbourne
    Chief Financial Officer

    Andrew joined the Group in 2012 following ten years in various financial accounting roles across various industries including media, leisure and property management. Andrew possesses strong financial, strategy and commercial management skills including HR, IT and managing special projects. Andrew is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has an MSC in Strategic Financial Management. Andrew was voted North West Young Finance Director of the Year at the North West Finance Awards in 2016. Andrew also holds the position of Company Secretary

    Tony Ford (FCA)
    Executive Vice Chairman

    Tony is a chartered accountant and experienced corporate financier. He founded K3 and led its investment in KBS in 2007. He was subsequently responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Group and, previously as Chairman, he oversaw a period of strong growth and internal development. Tony possesses significant directorship experience across a broad range of industries including corporate finance, financial services, technology and business services.

    Carl Jackson
    Executive Director

    Carl is a Chartered Accountant and Licenced Insolvency Practitioner FABP, with over 30 years of restructuring experience.

    Prior to establishing Quantuma in 2013, Carl held senior leadership roles in the restructuring practice of and sat on the board of RSM Tenon.

    Stuart Lees (FCA)
    Non Executive Director

    Stuart joined K3 as a Non-Executive Director in September 2015 to assist with the development of the strategic direction of the Group. Stuart is a highly respected corporate financier and was previously Managing Director of Altium and head of corporate finance at Arthur Andersen in the UK. Stuart has a wealth of business experience and held the position of Group CEO of Latium Holdings Limited from 2004 to 2009 acquiring Ultraframe plc, Spectus Systems, Kestrel Building Products and the successful disposal of Everest Home Improvements.

    Martin Robinson
    Senior Independent Director

    Martin is a highly experienced private and public company director with over 25 years’ experience in financial services. He currently acts as an independent director on a number of public and private companies and formerly served on the board of a number of the subsidiary companies of AIM-quoted Brooks Macdonald Group Plc, the integrated wealth management group. Martin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was previously on the AIM Advisory Committee as a founder member, overseeing the development and regulation of the market in 1995.

    Charlotte Stranner
    Non-Executive Director

    Charlotte is a chartered accountant and spent many years as corporate finance professional. Previously, Charlotte was a partner at formerly AIM-quoted MXC Capital Limited, a technology, media and telecoms investor and adviser. During her time at MXC Capital she was Interim Chief Financial Officer at AIM-quoted IDE Group Holdings plc which is an investee company of MXC Capital.

    Charlotte is also on the Board of AIM-quoted Elixirr International plc as Independent Non-Executive Director.