Michael Hale, Non-Executive Chairman
Mike Hale has spent most of his career in the marketing and advertising sectors. His roles have included Chairman and CEO of Young and Rubicam Australia, Chairman and CEO of FCB Australia and Board Director of Saatchi and Saatchi UK. He also established his own eponymous agency which he built into one of Australia’s leading independent agencies and which he sold before relocating to London.
He has also been involved with business and strategic planning for major Australian and international companies including British Airways, Unilever, Epson, Toshiba, NRMA and BMW.
His extensive marketing and advertising experience with blue-chip companies, both in the UK and Australia, will be highly beneficial to the Company’s plans for growth and expansion.
Peter Litten, Deputy Chairman
Peter has worked for more than 30 years in many capacities in the entertainment industry. He was director of a special effects company for many years, designing and supplying special effects to numerous TV programmes, feature films and commercials. Peter was one of the creators of the internationally renowned Max Headroom, which won a BAFTA for graphics in 1986 and he has also directed three feature films.
Gary Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive
Gary has extensive experience in the hospitality and events management industry, having managed high profile events such as 10 Downing Street functions, Royal functions, prestigious sporting events and major entertainment events at London’s Dockland’s Arena. He has subsequently produced over 100 corporate productions, including large-scale events for blue chip clients including Herbert Smith, Mellon Group, McKinsey and global ITC solutions’ provider Getronics. Gary is co-founder of Cheerful Scout and oversees the project management of projects to ensure that clients receive the best possible service.
Stephen Haffner, Non-Executive Director
Steve Haffner has almost 30 years’ accounting experience having qualified as a chartered accountant in 1989. He has spent over 25 years at Harris and Trotter LLP, during which time he became Head of the Audit Department. He was appointed as Partner to the firm in 1994. Steve joined Aeorema as Company Secretary in 2014 and is therefore very familiar with the Company. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales.
Richard Owen, Non-Executive Director
Richard is Executive Chairman of Westside Acquisitions Plc and a Non-Executive Director of Aeorema Communications Plc and Pantheon Leisure Plc, all of which are traded on AIM. Richard has extensive involvement and experience in corporate and strategic planning, acquisitions and finance. Richard holds various other private company directorships.
Steve Quah, Director of Events
Steve Quah is Director of Events at Cheerful Twentyfirst and oversees the management of all events.. With extensive expertise in both theatrical and digital brand experiences, Steve is the driving force behind the company’s strong creative service ethos. Steve has produced over 300 corporate productions and numerous live events for some of the world’s largest brands including Vodafone, Google, Blackberry, BT, Skype, EY, Disney and Microsoft to name but a few.