Our board

Leading by example: providing accessible guidance for the Group.

Our executive board team provides accessible, direct leadership of the Group and is accountable for ensuring we continue to operate responsibly and keep our promises to clients, customers, staff and investors.

“Leadership is vital to the success of our business, to manage growth responsibly and maintain the standards of professionalism to which we have committed.”

Gareth Hughes, Chief Executive

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Group Chairman

Gordon joined Marston as Group Chairman in November 2016. Gordon joined Capita as Financial Controller in 1988 when Capita was a management consultancy company with a turnover of £2m. He became Group Finance Director in 1996, and was a key member of the senior team that grew Capita into a FTSE 60 business with £4.3 billion annual revenues when he left in 2015.

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Chief Executive

Gareth has been central to industry lobbying for implementation of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 regulations. In 2008, his recommendations to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for reformed fee structures became the basis for the proposed regulations; he led the subsequent engagement with the MoJ, sat on two working parties convened to consider fee reform and represented the industry at 34 separate meetings with MPs, and also with the previous Justice Minister. 

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Group HR Director

Ann joined Marston as HR Director on 7 January 2013, with Group-wide responsibility for implementing business strategy through HR and change management, setting HR policies and procedures, implementing staff welfare, support and performance management frameworks, and co-ordinating the recruitment, learning and development and field training functions.

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Chief Financial Officer

John has extensive experience in large corporations and is an experienced finance professional. Prior to joining Marston in August 2011, he spent four years as Finance Director of APCOA Parking UK, a company that employs 2,200 personnel on 110 contracts, with gross annual revenues in excess of £250m.

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Group Business Development Director

Richard worked as a management consultant at PA Consulting for over 13 years before joining Marston, specialising in the Home Affairs and Justice sectors. He developed specialist knowledge of Magistrates’ Court collection and enforcement processes in that time, as well as a strong understanding of the criminal justice system.

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