David Horner


David qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984. His experience includes working for Touche Ross Insolvency and Corporate Recovery before joining 3i Corporate Finance where he advised on buying and selling typical “old” 3i unquoted companies with a value generally up to £10 million.

He has also worked extensively with small public companies. He joined Strand Partners where he specialised in rescue, recovery and restructuring of small public companies before setting up Chelverton Asset Management Limited in 1998 as a UK small company investment specialist with in excess of £1 billion funds under management.

Vivien Langford

Group Finance Director & Company Secretary

Vivien qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987. She has many years’ experience in senior finance roles in service sector companies, particularly with listed public relations and marketing companies. She possesses sound business acumen with strong team and management skills and has significant project management experience with expertise in financial analysis, contract negotiation and company acquisitions.

She was appointed Finance Director in July 2010 and is our Company Secretary. Vivien is also the Finance Director for Chelverton Asset Management Limited.

Geoff Martin

Non-Executive Director

Geoff qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1968. He has experience in the profession, in commerce and overseas. He joined CEPS in 1981 and was appointed Finance Director in 1986. In that time, he assisted the company with takeovers and disposals as well as being a member of the board that considered the refinancing and restructuring proposals in 2004.

He retired as Finance Director on 28 February 2010 and became a non-executive director with effect from 1 March 2010.

David Johnson

Non-Executive Director

David Johnson enjoyed a long and successful career in the investment sector. He has worked at a number of leading City investment houses, as both an investment manager and in equity sales. During his career he worked for Sun Life Investment Management, Henderson Crosthwaite, and Investec Securities, where he was Head of Sales. He joined Panmure Gordon & Co in 2004 where he worked until 2013, including as Head of Sales from 2006 and then Head of Equities from 2009.

Also David is a non-executive Chairman at Diversified Gas & Oil plc.

Board Committees

Audit committee: comprising Geoff Martin (Chairman) and David Johnson
Remuneration committee: comprising David Johnson (Chairman) and Geoff Martin
Nominations committee: comprising David Johnson (Chairman) and Geoff Martin

Contact details

T 01225 483030
E info@cepsplc.com

Address and registered office

11 Laura Place
Bath BA2 4BL