Marc Boyan, Chief Executive Office, joined r4e in 2017. Marc is also the founder of Miroma Ventures an investment and management company, with a focus on media and technology businesses. Marc is a director and controlling shareholder in Miroma R4E Holdings Limited, a substantial shareholder in r4e. Marc began his career in the media sector 20 years ago before going on to found Miroma in 2003.
Chief Operating Officer
Paul Summers, Chief Operating Officer, joined r4e in 2017. Paul began his career in Investment Banking at Citigroup in London. He worked in the corporate finance division on capital raising and M&A advisory mandates in the industrial sector. In 2006, Paul joined Sampoerna Capital to help set up the family’s private equity arm. Investments were undertaken across a range of businesses in the retail, online gaming, financial services and commodities sectors. Paul held a number of Board positions during this time including at LA-based, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Lord Michael Ian Grade of Yarmouth
Chairman, Non-Executive Director
Lord Michael Ian Grade of Yarmouth was awarded a CBE in 1998 for his significant achievements in broadcasting and has over 40 years’ experience in the entertainment industry. He was formerly Chairman of the BBC, Executive Chairman of ITV plc, Chief Executive of Channel 4, and he has held positions on the boards of a number of public companies, including Pinewood Group plc. Lord Grade is currently a director of Gate Ventures plc. He is also a co-founder of The GradeLinnit Company Ltd (“Gradelinnit”), a prominent theatrical production company.
Sir David Michels
Deputy Chairman, Non-Executive Director
Sir David Michels is a well-known leading British businessman. He has extensive experience in the hospitality industry as a former Chief Executive of Hilton Group plc and was knighted for his services to the hotel and catering industry in 2006. Prior to joining Hilton he was Group Chief Executive of Stakis plc for 10 years following 20 years in the hotel and gaming industry. Sir David was formerly President of the British Hospitality Association, Deputy Chairman of Marks & Spencer plc, easyJet plc and British Land plc, and a non-executive director of various other British and overseas companies.
Linzi Kristina Allen
Group Finance Director
Linzi Kristina Allen joined the Company as Group Financial Controller in 2012, becoming Finance Director in 2015. Prior to that she was at KPMG for 7 years in both internal and external audit roles working across a range of clients and industries including retail, construction, manufacturing, investment funds, logistics and Government.
Senior Independent Director, Non-Executive Director
Marcus Yeoman is currently non-executive director of three other AIM listed companies and one NEX quoted company. His early career started with the formation of three companies in IT infrastructure and distribution, after which he moved into small company broking and corporate work with Rathbone Stockbrokers Limited and Cheviot Capital (Nominees) Limited. In 2003, Marcus established Springtime Consultants Ltd and has been acting as a consultant or non-executive director to a number of listed companies & SME ventures, that require help with their growth strategies, including M&A activity.
Nicholas Richard Charles Geary Lycett
Nicholas Richard Charles Geary Lycett [known as Charlie Lycett] began his career at the Outside Organisation in 2000. In 2003 he set up The Lucid Group which became the largest online and broadcast music agency in the UK representing the likes of David Bowie, Beyonce, The Rolling Stones and The Who. In 2006 he became an advisor and shareholder in bebo, helping it become the largest social network in the UK until their sale to AOL in 2010 for $850m. In 2010 he became the Managing Director of RCA Records selling a stake in The Lucid Group to Sony Music Entertainment in the process. In 2009 he co-founded MusicQubed, a mass-market mobile music service that launched internationally in 2013. In addition to MusicQubed, Charlie's interests include Operator Records, Black Butter and Online Broadcaster SB.TV. He is a supporter of the Prince’s Trust and has also served as a judge for the Radio Academy.