Tim Jones, Chairman
Following the merger of CH&Co with HCM Group in May 2015, Tim became Chairman of the Board of Directors for the new company, CH&Co Group. However, his connection to the company goes back to 1991 when he established CH&Co with his wife Robyn.
He originally trained as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse and was Financial Controller of Marvel Comics between 1986 and 1990. At the time CH&Co began in 1991, he was Financial Director of RWS, one of Europe’s largest technical translation companies, a role that he performed in parallel with that of assiduously guiding CH&Co’s finances, until he relinquished this position in 2000 to concentrate full-time on CH&Co.
Tim has always been actively involved in all aspects of the business, focusing principally on strategic direction, business planning and client relations. He played a pivotal role in acquiring Chester Boyd in 2007 and in establishing CH&Co’s public catering division, Ampersand. Tim’s financial acumen and business flair have always complemented Robyn’s vision and drive.
In his spare time, Tim is a “passionate” follower of Welsh rugby and, “a keen but challenged” golfer!
Madeleine Musselwhite, Chief Financial Officer
Madeleine Musselwhite,Chief Financial Officer
Madeleine qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, going on to work as an Audit Manager.
In 2003, she moved in to industry, joining Constellation Europe (now Accolade Wines) and ultimately becoming the European Financial Controller, overseeing and managing a number of acquisitions and divestments including the sale of the European and Australian wine businesses to an Australian private equity house.
Madeleine joined Host Management as Finance Director in 2011, working closely with CEO Bill Toner on the growth strategy, including the acquisition of a number of smaller catering companies. Madeleine was instrumental in the 2014 merger and subsequent integration of Host with Catermasters to create the £60m turnover HCM Group.
Madeleine holds a BA(Hons) in Accounting & Financial Studies from the University of Exeter and an International Executive MBA
Bill Toner, Chief Executive
Bill Toner,Chief Executive
Bill started his career with Gardner Merchant, a subsidiary of the famous hotel group, Trust House Forte, and he rapidly rose through the ranks to become the UK & Ireland Managing Director of its £600m B&I catering business. Following its sale to Sodexo, in 2000 he joined global catering giant, ARAMARK, as CEO of its UK subsidiary growing the company from £150m to £400m turnover in just five years through a combination of major organic growth, acquisition and entrance to new markets. He was awarded the industry ‘Oscar’, a Catey, for Foodservice Caterer of the Year in 2002.
Following an IPO in 2005, Bill chose to retire early but was tempted back in 2010 as CEO of Host Management, a small catering company, but one with huge potential for growth. Since 2010, Bill’s stewardship has seen growth outperform the industry norm and the company has integrated four mergers and acquisitions, including the merger with Catermasters in 2014, to create the HCM Group, a £60m turnover national catering company.
Bill worked closely with Robyn and Tim Jones to pull together the merger of HCM and CH&Co and now leads the new CH&Co Group in the next stage of its evolution.
Terry Waldron, Chief Operating Officer
Terry Waldron,Chief Operating Officer
As Group Relationships Director and a Board Director, Terry Waldron is instrumental in building key client relationships and leading the strategic direction of business development for CH&Co Group.
Formerly, she worked for ten years with Barclays Group plc, latterly as Global Facilities Director.
Terry’s extensive background and expertise in the service industry, including facilities management, business process outsourcing, hotels and catering ensures she has excellent knowledge of our business, industry and the challenges facing clients. It has also earned her a respected reputation for delivering complex FM deals through partnerships and maximising client and user value.
A champion of employment diversity, Terry is a Trustee of the East London Business Alliance, chairs its Employment and Skills Board, and is a Director of London Works. She is also a member of the City Mental Health Alliance and has worked closely with the Business Disability Forum to improve accessibility in the workplace for colleagues and customers.
Simon Hodson, Non-Executive Director
Simon Hodson,Non-Executive Director
Simon joined the Board of CH&Co Group as a Non-Executive Director when the company was established following the merger of CH&Co and HCM Group in May 2015. His background is the law profession and he became a Senior Partner of the legacy law firm Beachcroft in August 2005, having been a partner since 1985. He was re-elected as Senior Partner for a second term in 2010 and is DAC Beachcroft Senior Partner. His working life has covered most areas of corporate law with particular experience in private company acquisitions and disposals.
Simon is also a Non-Executive Director of Fresca Group Ltd, an outside adviser to The Prince’s Trust, and a fluent French speaker.
Richard Mayers, Non-Executive Director
Richard Mayers,Non-Executive Director
Richard became a Non-Executive Director of CH&Co Group when the company was formed from the merger of CH&Co and HCM Group. He is also a Partner in MML Capital’s UK investment team with over 15 years of banking and private equity transaction experience. Richard led MML’s recent investment in the Learning Curve Group and he also represents MML on the boards of Optionis and ATA Group.
Prior to joining MML, Richard worked at National Australia Bank as a Director in the Leverage Finance team and before that he worked with both Ernst & Young and Goldman Sachs European Leverage Finance.
Elizabeth McMeikan, Non-Executive Director
Elizabeth McMeikan,Non-Executive Director
Elizabeth is an experienced non-executive director who has served on the boards of a variety of private family-owned businesses and publicly quoted companies. She is Chair of Moat Housing Association, she chairs two Remuneration Committees and has also served on a number of government committees in an independent capacity.
Elizabeth’s executive background was in a variety of domestic and international roles within Tesco.
Ian Wallis, Non-Executive Director
Ian Wallis,Non-Executive Director
Ian joined the Board of CH&Co Group following the merger of CH&Co and HCM Group. In addition, he is a Managing Partner in MML Capital’s UK investment team. He has led a number of transactions for MML including investments into EIC, Lomond, and Frontier MEDEX. Ian also represents MML on the boards of EIC, Lomond and ATA Group.
Prior to joining MML, Ian spent 7 years with 3i, latterly with a focus on minority investing. Ian started his career as a commodity trader with Cargill Plc.