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.

Mark Pollard

Non-Executive Director

Mark Pollard is an investment professional with over 30 years’ experience encompassing investment management organisations in Boston and London, and investment management start-ups in London and Geneva.

From July 2007 to October 2010 he was Chief Investment Officer for Helvetica Wealth Management Partners in Geneva. Prior to that Mark worked for Putnam Investments as Chief Investment Officer, European Equities. He has also held a managing partner position at hedge fund Jura Capital LLP and was Head of European Equities at Lazard Asset Management.

Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983.

Board Committees

Audit committee: comprising Geoff Martin (Chairman) and Mark Pollard
Remuneration committee: comprising Mark Pollard (Chairman) and Geoff Martin
Nominations committee: comprising Mark Pollard (Chairman) and Geoff Martin
AIM compliance committee: comprising Vivien Langford (Chairman) and Geoff Martin

Contact details

T 01225 483030
E info@cepsplc.com

Address and registered office

11 Laura Place
Bath BA2 4BL