Directors & Secretary



directors
Name: Mr. Bruce James Rodney Cohen (M.A., LL.M., F.C.A)
Born in year: 1939
Title:Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Appointed on:
17 June 2015
Qualification:Qualified Chartered Accountant (England & Wales), Cambridge University graduate (Economics and Law) and Cambridge University postgraduate (Company Law & International Law)
Committee: None
Professional Journey: CEO of Courts Plc International Retail Group for 25 years and Chairman of most of the company's international subsidiary companies.


directors
Name: Mr. Richard William Tebbutt Coe
Born in year: 1947
Title: CEO
Appointed on: 1st February 2019
Qualification: MSc. (Oxford & HEC) Coaching and Consulting for Change
Committee:None
Professional Journey: Retail career as Marketing and then Managing Director with Courts PLC which traded in 22 counties worldwide, serving in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, UK and Indonesia. After retiring from Courts had Consultancy in Appreciative Inquiry, The Management of Change and Mediation for Commercial Disputes.


directors
Name: Mr. Andrew Cohen (M.A., F.C.A)
Born in year:1967
Title: COO
Appointed on: 8 May 2017
Qualification:Qualified Chartered Accountant (England & Wales), Cambridge University graduate (Law)
Committee:None
Professional Journey:Andrew trained with Deloitte in London, subsequently joining Courts International Retail Group, where he served as a Director. Currently he is responsible for furniture buying, H.R., store refurbishments, e-commerce and other innovation projects.


directors
Name: Mr. Prakash Ashok Sonah
Born in year: 1966
Title: CFO
Appointed on: 17 June 2015
Qualification: Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants
Committee: None
Professional Journey: Mr. Sonah has been in public practice in the UK for 27 years and has been exposed to a number of business sectors from retail, manufacturing, service, asset management, hospitality, technology, transport, amongst others. He became a partner in the Practice he was working in in 2001 and has, over the years, acquired a wealth of experience dealing with a large number of high profile clients with respect to their business development, compliance and taxation needs so that they are in a position to meet all the challenges in their business environment.
Besides his practice, he was also a major shareholder and the finance director of a company operating in the healthcare sector. He joined the board of Courts Mammouth in August 2015 and has served as a Non-Executive director till 30th September 2017, before being appointed as Executive Director as from that date.


directors
Name: Mr. Alexander Winston Lynford
Born in year: 1969
Title: Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed on: 26 November 2017
Qualification: BA (Hons) Spanish and Philosophy, University of Leeds
Committee: Chairman of the Nomination, Remuneration & Corporate Governance and member of Audit & Risk Committees.
Professional Journey: Overseas roles in South America, principally for the petrochemical industry and in Lithuania for the George Soros Foundation. Fifteen years in commercial and corporate banking in London. Established a consultancy and finance brokerage in London, which he has runsince 2013.


Name: Mrs.Kalindee Ramdhonee
Born in year:
Title: Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed on: 23 August 2019
Qualification: 
Committee: Chairman of the Audit & Risk and Member of the Nomination, Remuneration & Corporate Governance Committees.
Professional Journey: 



Secretary

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Name: Miss Karishma Choytun
Born in year: 1993
Title: Company Secretary
Appointed on: 23 September 2019
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), LLM (International Business Law), Called to the Bar of England and Wales(Middle Temple), Called to the Mauritian Bar.
Professional journey:





Board Charter

The Group follows a unitary Board structure. It comprises of Executive, Non-Executive and Independent Directors who are selected for their relevant skills, knowledge and expertise.
The Board is guided by a charter which is assessed on an annual basis.





Board-committees

The Board has set up two Committees to assist in the effective performance of its duties. The Committees are each made up of a majority of Independent Directors.


AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE (“ARC”)

The ARC is governed by its charter and is made up of the following Members:

  • Mrs. Kalindee Ramdhonee
  • Mr. Alexander Winston Lynford
NOMINATION, REMUNERATION & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE("NRCGC")

The NRCGC is governed is made up of the following Members:

  • Mr. Alexander Winston Lynford
  • Mrs. Kalindee Ramdhonee