Length of service
10 years: appointed to the Board in 2010 following the reverse into the AIM listed PLC
John May is the managing partner of City & Westminster Corporate Finance LLP, a FCA registered company that focuses on advising companies on raising finance, mergers and acquisitions, business strategies and entry on to listed markets such as AIM. He was previously a senior partner at Crowe Clark Whitehill, a UK accountancy firm, for 17 years from 1977 to 1994, including eight years on the managing board. John is the chairman of the Small Business Bureau Limited and the Genesis Initiative Limited, which are lobbying groups to Government on behalf of small businesses. He is chairman of Red Leopard Holdings PLC, a mining company listed on AIM, and a non-executive director of Pires Investments PLC, also an AIM company. He was a Conservative Borough Councillor until 2015 and past Mayor of the Borough of Surrey Heath from May 2010 to May 2011.
John qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974 having previously gained his DIA at the University of Bath Management School in 1970 and his BA from the University of London in 1969.