The Manolete Board includes five members, comprised of two Executive and three Independent Non-Executive Directors led by an independent Non-Executive Chairman.
Bertram +Peter Bertram Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Peter joined Manolete in November 2018. He is currently Chairman of Zinc Media plc (until 1 July 2019) and non-executive director at Low & Bonar plc. From 2004 to 2015, he was Chairman of Phoenix IT Group plc. He has held a variety of senior non-executive positions in public companies in security, IT and media including AttentiV Systems Group plc, office2office plc, Anite Group plc, Timeweave plc and Psion plc. Peter was senior non-executive director and chair of the audit committee at Microgen plc between 2006 and 2017. Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.
Cooklin +Steven Cooklin Chief Executive Officer
Steven founded Manolete Partners in 2009 and is Chief Executive. Steven is a Chartered Accountant - he qualified at Coopers and Lybrand in 1991. Steven has over 20 years experience in corporate finance with National Westminster Bank, Calder Corporate Advisory Ltd and Hill Samuel Investment Bank and is a former Director of HSBC Investment Bank (Corporate Finance Division). Steven is an Associate Member of The Association of Business Recovery Professionals.
Lineen +Patrick Lineen Chief Financial Officer
Patrick is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He joined Manolete in June 2018 and became a Director in November 2018. Patrick has been the CFO of two listed UK companies (James R Knowles (Holdings) plc and Baqus Group plc) both in the professional services sector. He trained as an accountant and auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has over 30 years experience as a financial director across a variety of businesses including Begbies Traynor Group plc. He has also regularly acted as a forensic accountant and expert witness in disputes and claims.
Baister +Dr Stephen Baister Independent Non-Executive Director
Stephen joined the Company in September 2017 as a senior adviser and was appointed as a Independent Non-Executive Director in November 2018. Stephen was appointed as a bankruptcy registrar (Judge) of the High Court in 1996 and as chief bankruptcy registrar in 2004, he retired in 2017. Stephen has also been consultant for Moon Beever LLP since November 2017. He has a PhD in Law and was admitted as a solicitor in 1981 and as a licensed insolvency practitioner in 1985. Stephen is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, an honorary member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management. Stephen also chairs the Manolete Board’s Remuneration Committee.
Manning +Lee Manning Independent Non-Executive Director
Lee joined Manolete in November 2018 as a Independent Non-Executive Director. Lee is qualified accountant and a specialist in restructuring and insolvency. He is a licensed UK insolvency practitioner. Between 2004 and 2018 he was a partner at Deloitte LLP in Restructuring Services. From 1989 to 2004, he was a Partner at Kroll Buchler Phillips, practitioners in corporate recovery and restructuring. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Association of Business Recovery Professionals. In October 2018, Mr Manning became a consultant for Resolve Group UK, a restructuring and advisory firm based in London. Lee also chairs the Manolete Board’s Audit Committee.