About Us

Historical Group Activities

Ross Group Plc is a UK based holding company that is Premium Listed on the Main Board of the London Stock Exchange listing (Ross Group Symbol:RGP). The Group has a long history of over 100 years involving engineering, manufacturing and the distribution of consumer electronic and electrical products. The current principal activities of the Group are primarily supply chain management services to various specialized Industries particularly throughout Asia.

Since a change in senior management in 2009, the Group has actively considered many proposals and opportunities from within various industries; ranging from consumer electronics, mining, mineral resources, property, green energy, internet service providers through to other similar specialist supply chain management services.

The Group has a long history of over 100 years involving engineering, manufacturing and the distribution of consumer electronic and electrical products.

Ross Group PLC Future

With the acquisition of Archipelago Aquaculture Group, the Ross Group Plc now has three major specialist operating businesses which concentrate on the following activities:

Proprietor extraction process from crustacean (shrimp) exoskeleton shells in order to produce an eco-friendly bio-polymer, Chitin.

Genetic enhancement of colossal shrimp for higher quality pharmaceutical grade Chitin.

Supply Chain Services to initiate, monitor and manage turn-key aquaculture and Chitin projects throughout the World; particularly in Asia & India.

Board Profiles

 Barry Richard Pettitt

Chairman of the Board & Group Managing Director, 59, was appointed to the board in 2008 to become the Chairman & CEO of the Group. He was also a main board director of the Ross Group (formerly Ross Consumer Electronic plc) in 1988/89 and has more than 40 years experience in the consumer electronics industry and also successfully started several privately owned companies specializing in supply chain management services, resulting in the aacquisition of his flagship company, ISO International Ltd., in 2004, for HK$157 million to a Hong Kong Public Company. Mr. Pettitt has also been appointed to a number of high profile Public Company positions (in the capacities of President and Managing Director) and also is a founding partner in a specialist consulting company.

Michael Jonathan Simon
Company Secretary (Non Executive Director) aged 59, was appointed to the Board in 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 founding partner in public practice.

W L Hopkins (Executive Director)
Wade Lionel Hopkins, aged 69, was appointed to the Board in 2009. He has over 45 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 63, was appointed to the Board in 2009 having previously worked for the Group as Operations Manager of Ross Consumer Electronics during the 1980’s. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing and has had a distinguished career in a variety of industrial and manufacturing trouble-shooting executive roles and brings a wealth of executive experience and expertise to the Group.

Professor Robin Rogers (Non-Executive Director)
Dr Robin D. Rogers aged 63, was appointed to the Board in 2019. He is the President, Owner, and Founder of 525 Solutions, Inc., in Tuscaloosa, AL USA and a Research Professor at The University of Alabama. In 2019-2020, he also serves as Tage Erlander Professor at Stockholm University to help bring sustainable development to Sweden. Since 2009, he has been an Honorary Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute for Process Engineering in Beijing, China and since 2019 an Honorary Professor in the School of Engineering, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The Board is honoured to have his broad perspective on science and engineering research, development, and technology transfer of Chitin from laboratory to Mass production.