Clive graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA in Law in 1974 and then attended the College of Law in Guildford. He was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1977 and was admitted as a Solicitor in Jersey in 1986. From 1994 to 2012 he was a partner of Ogier, a law firm based in Jersey, and was latterly its Chairman.
He served as a non-executive director of Jersey Electricity plc, Jersey’s electricity utility and a London Stock Exchange listed company, for a number of years to March 2016, where he was a member of its audit and risk committee and chairman of its remuneration committee. He has been a director of Bathroom Brands since its inception.
René joined the Group as Chief Executive Officer in April 2017. René is a global entrepreneur in the sanitary industry with various degrees in Marketing & Business Administration. René began his career as a showroom designer going on to fulfil various international sales & marketing management roles with international brands including Grohe, American Standard and RAK Ceramics. Most recently René held positions with Grohe as Regional Vice President Asia and Pacific, managed his own Bathroom and Kitchen Distribution and Retail companies in Singapore and led, as the Regional Vice President, the transformation of RAK Ceramics Europe.
David joined the Group in January 2017. Prior to joining the Group David was VP Global Operations at Smiths Detection, which he joined in 2012 from Smiths Medical where he was VP, Integrated Business Planning. He had previously been Director of Global Supply Chain at the latter, responsible for demand and supply planning, inventory management, warehousing and logistics and sales and operations planning. He has extensive experience running global supply chains, change management programs and Oracle implementations. Having first joined Smiths Group in December 2000, he held a number of senior corporate posts, including Chief Technology Officer where he led the transformation of Smiths global IT infrastructure, before moving to the Medical division. David holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and an MBA from the University of Bath.
Tim obtained a diploma in Construction Management from Sydney Southern College in Australia and subsequently studied Chinese language at both Griffith University Australia, and Beijing Language University China. Prior to his involvement in the bathroom business, he worked in the construction sector, and hotel management. He is fluent in Chinese, and has lived in Asia for more than twenty years. In 2005, Tim co-founded Bathroom Brands with Patrick Riley, and set up the company’s first office in Shanghai, China. Since then he has developed the Far East quality control, sourcing, and administrative operations. That included opening offices in Guangzhou, the Group’s Asia Regional Headquarters in Singapore, and the Group’s IT office in Croatia. Tim is experienced in all aspects of supply operations: purchasing, production planning, quality control, inventory management, and product development. He is a major contributor to the development of products within the brands of Burlington, Clearwater and Britton. Tim also led the innovation of the company’s in-house Gateway ERP system, which controls data and content for the Group’s end-to-end supply chain solutions.
Patrick co-founded the Bathroom Brands business in 2005. He graduated from Rhodes University in South Africa with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and subsequently obtained an honours degree in accounting from The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He then qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in Texas, US. He started Bathstore.com in the UK in 1991 where he worked as CEO until 2000. In 2000, a CEO was appointed and Patrick worked effectively as Chairman. Bathstore was sold to the Wolseley Group in 2003. In early 2017, a CEO of Bathroom Brands was appointed to replace Patrick.
Nico graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Economics. He co-founded Bathstore.com with Patrick Riley in 1991, growing the business to a substantial portfolio with a complementary e-commerce arm. In 2003 the business was sold to Wolseley Group and Nico remained with Wolseley Group until 2012. As a board member at Bathstore.com, Nico was responsible for product procurement as well as store expansion. He joined Bathroom Brands in 2012.
David started his career in the Metropolitan Police Force, graduating from Hendon Police College as its top student in 1983. He then worked in the bathroom industry from 1987 onwards, gaining valuable experience in a number of sales roles. David founded Crosswater in 1998 and led the acquisition of Simpsons in 2006 and Bauhaus in 2008. As founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer he led the company until Crosswater was acquired by Bathroom Brands in 2014, at which point he became a director at Bathroom Brands Group Limited.
Roger worked in two advertising agencies before joining Ideal Standard UK in 1970. After a few years as Product Manager he became Marketing Director in 1980, progressing to Sales and Marketing Director in 1987 and Managing Director UK in 1994, a position held until 2006. In 2006 he became Vice President Europe, a position held until his retirement from Ideal Standard in 2011. Roger has taught Marketing to graduate students, been the President of the UK Bathroom Manufacturers Association (twice) and Chairman of the National Home Improvement Council.
Tim graduated in 1992 with a BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance from Middlesex University and trained in industry with Yamaha Motor UK qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1998.
Tim joined the Group in 2006 as Finance Director of Crosswater Group and has worked on a number of acquisitions (including Bauhaus and Simpsons) and programmes to deliver significant growth over the past 11 years. Tim became the Group Finance Director in 2016 following investment in the business by Investec Investments (UK) Limited.
Prior to joining Bathroom Brands, Tim worked extensively within manufacturing and stock environments including as Finance Director of an Aerospace and Formula 1 Carbon Fibre manufacturing business.