Braveheart’s board is made up of two executive directors and one non-executive director. We have considered whether we should appoint additional directors but feel the board as it stands continues to provide appropriate oversight. We will however keep this arrangement under review.

Rather than appoint a permanent chair we appoint an appropriate chair for each board meeting, although the CEO does not take on this role.We also have not appointed a named senior independent director. This is because we only have one non-executive director on the board who often chairs meetings and the roles of chair and senior independent director should be separate.

We expect all our directors to devote as much time as is required to carry out the roles and responsibilities they have each agreed to take on. This generally means that Vivian Hallam is full time and Trevor Brown and Jonathan Freeman are part time.

You can read more about each of our directors below.

Executive and non-executive directors are re-elected at least once every three years. You can inspect the letters of appointment for all Braveheart’s directors at our registered office during normal business hours.

The board meets at least eight times a year to formulate, review and approve the group’s strategy, budgets, performance, major capital expenditure and corporate actions. Meetings are open and constructive and every director participates fully.

The board also has an audit committee and a remuneration committee. As appointments to the board are made by the board as a whole there is no need for a nominations committee.

Director Biographies

Trevor E Brown MBA

Trevor E Brown MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Trevor joined the Board of Braveheart as a non-executive director on 1 April 2014 and was appointed CEO on 24 August 2015. Trevor is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

He has worked as a director in a number of businesses over many years, the most recent being Feedback plc, Management Resource Solutions plc and Advanced Oncotherapy plc. He is currently CEO of IQ-AI Limited and a non-executive director of Remote Monitored Systems plc.

Vivian D Hallam MBA BSc CEng

Vivian D Hallam MBA BSc CEng

Executive Director

Viv has been Executive Director and COO for Braveheart since 2017. He manages the operational functions and investment portfolio. He is also a non-executive director for several of Braveheart’s portfolio of companies. Viv is a member of the Audit Committee.

Viv joined Braveheart in 2009, when it acquired the consulting and fund management company Inkopo. He had previously worked in product development for the automotive engineering sector and international sales management for a Swiss group. He is a Chartered Engineer and has an MBA from Aston University.

Jonathan D Freeman BA Hons MBA

Jonathan D Freeman BA Hons MBA

Non-executive Director

Jonathan joined the board of Braveheart as an executive director in August 2015 and became a non-executive director in March 2016. Jonathan is the chair of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee. He is also currently the senior independent director of Futura Medical plc and a non-executive director of Kingswood Holdings Ltd, which are both quoted on AIM.

Jonathan has worked within both corporate finance and fund management for more than 25 years. This has included senior roles at private equity firms and corporate finance advisory companies.