Non-executive Chairman and Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees and member of the Audit Committee
Roger Freeman was appointed Non-executive Chairman on 4 November 2015. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1969 he joined Lehman Brothers, the US Investment Bank, and was a Partner in the London Office until 1983 when he entered the House of Commons. He served as a Minister between 1986 and 1997 including Cabinet Minister for Public Service. He became a Life Peer in 1997 and also became a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for whom he now chairs their UK Advisory Board. He is Chairman or Non-executive Director of a number of listed and private companies including Thales SA, Chemring Group plc and Savile Group plc.
Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees
David Firth was appointed to the Board on the 14 September 2016. David was previously the Finance Director of Penna Consulting plc until it was acquired by Adecco. He was at Penna for over 16 years and has a wealth of experience in the people management and consultancy markets. Prior to that, David was in the finance team at Parity for the period 1995 to 1999, latterly as Group Finance Director.
Chief Executive Officer
Alan Rommel is the Chief Executive Officer of Parity and was appointed to the Board on 12 August 2015. Alan joined Parity following completion of his degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Sheffield. He has over 20 years recruitment experience and a solid understanding of the industry, having spent 5 years as MD of Parity Resources before promotion in 2013 to CEO of Parity Professionals which was created by combining the recruitment and talent management services. In addition to holding a number of senior posts within the Parity Group, Alan was elected to the APSCo (The Association of Professional Staffing Companies) Executive Committee for 3 terms covering the period 2010 – 2014.
Group Finance Director
Roger Antony, Group Financial Director, was appointed to the board on 22 April 2016. Roger had been with Parity for over 18 years prior to his appointment, holding the position of Group Financial Controller since 2006, and prior to that the role of Financial Controller for the International Resources Division. Roger joined the Group after qualifying as an accountant in 1997, and previously held managerial roles within a variety of listed entity finance departments. He has a thorough understanding, and experience, of the IT Services sector.