Ross Group Plc

Board Profile

Barry Richard Pettitt, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer aged 49, was appointed to the board on 22 December 2008 to become the CEO of the Group subject to contract. In the interim period, subject to his contract approval, he has agreed to be a non executive director. He has more than 30 years experience in the consumer electronics industry and has successfully started several privately owned companies covering a broad spectrum of supply chain management services, managed a number of Public Company divisions (in the capacities of President and Managing Director) and also is a founding partner in a specialist consulting company. He was a main board director of the Ross Group (formerly Ross Consumer Electronic plc) in 1988/89.

Michael Jonathan Simon, Company Secretary (Non Executive Director) aged 50, was appointed to the board on 28 March 2000. He is an economics graduate from the University of Cambridge and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Mr. Simon is a partner in public practice. .


W L Hopkins (Executive Director), Wade Lionel Hopkins, aged 61, was appointed to the board 22 December 2009. He has over 35 years of experience in both Consumer Electronics and the Electronic Components Industry. He has previously worked for the Ross Group as Managing Director of a subsidiary, Britimpex, in 1988/90.


S C Mehta (Executive Director), Shashi Mehta, aged 53, was appointed to the Board 22 December 2009. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing and has had a distinguished career in a variety of industrial and manufacturing trouble-shooting roles. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Group. He spent many years working for the Ford Motor Company, and was Operations Manager in Ross Consumer Electronics during the 1980’s.


Koji Fusa (Non Executive Director), was appointed to the Board on 29 December 2016. A graduate of Waseda University of Science and Engineering, he has enjoyed a successful career advising on M&A for businesses in the UK, Europe, Japan, and Myanmar. He has written several business books, and speaks at Universities and corporate events around the world. He was presented with the Blue Ribbon Medal from the Prime Minister of Japan in 2001.