Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for establishing and maintaining the Group’s systems of internal financial controls and importance is placed on maintaining robust operational controls.


Non-Executive Chairman

Sangita Shah

Sangita Shah has extensive experience in corporate finance, journalism and senior consultancy. Outside the company, she is a non-executive Director of Swindon Town FC and a board advisor to Global Reach Technology Limited. She has held a number of senior roles within blue chip organisations, including Unilever, Mars, Ernst & Young and KPMG and is a past President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists. Sangita is also a regular consultant to HM Cabinet Office, HSBC, Rathbones and MGM Advantage. By training she is a qualified accountant and a frequent key note speaker in forums for the European Parliament and European School of Management.

Chief Executive Officer

David Bullen

David Bullen joined Bilby Plc in April 2019 from Boleyn International Ltd, a strategic management consultancy he founded in 2016. He brings an impressive track record of creating substantial shareholder value as CEO at Anpario plc. David joined Anpario in 2007, moving on to become COO in 2009. He was the CEO between 2011 and 2016 where he oversaw growth in revenue and profits. Prior to Anpario, David spent eight years at Novartis, where he held several senior positions both in the UK and abroad.

Chief Operating Officer

Lee Venables

Lee Venables was appointed to the Board as Executive Director in September 2018 having been Managing Director of the Group’s largest subsidiary Purdy Contracts Limited (“Purdy”). As part of his new role, Lee will be responsible for the Management of the day to day operations of all Companies and Divisions within the Group.

Group Finance Director

Clive Lovett

Clive joined Bilby as Group Finance Director in November 2018. He was previously at St. Ives plc from 2010 to 2018, the international digital transformation group now called Kin and Carta plc, where he was Group Finance Director for its St. Ives Marketing Activation (SIMA) division, comprising print and marketing services businesses. At SIMA, he was part of the leadership team that undertook the successful restructuring of the businesses prior to their sale in early 2018. Clive qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989.

Executive Director

Chris Webster

Chris Webster founded the Group’s subsidiary DCB (Kent) Limited in 1998, before being bought by Bilby in March 2016. Chris has a comprehensive knowledge of all areas of the industry and has taken a very active role in the wider Bilby Group. As a Board Member, Chris is responsible for all building services work conducted by the Group.

Non-Executive Director

David Johnson

David Johnson has enjoyed a long and successful career in the investment sector. He has worked at a number of leading City investment houses, as both an investment analyst and more recently in equity sales and investment management. During his career he has worked for Sun Life Assurance, Henderson Crosthwaite and Investec Securities. He joined Panmure Gordon & Co in 2004 where he worked until 2013, including as Head of Sales from 2006 and then Head of Equities from 2009. He joined Chelverton Asset Management in 2014 where he has specific responsibility for the Group’s private equity investments.