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Rodrigo has a 17 year track record in the B2B distribution sector. His experience includes international expansion and consolidation, integration and turn-around strategies in emerging markets.

Rodrigo joined Safe Harbour from his role as Business Area Head and Managing Director for LATAM (Latin America, Spain & Israel), of Bunzl plc ("Bunzl"), the FTSE-100 UK distribution conglomerate. During Rodrigo’s tenure at Bunzl he was responsible for both the M&A and operational strategy of the division, successfully buying and integrating over 30 acquisitions, delivering double-digit revenue growth.

Rodrigo began his career in 1999 as a co-founder of Americanas.com, one of the first e-commerce start-ups in Latin America and today listed as B2W Inc. in Brazil, initially backed by its parent company Lojas Americanas, the leading Brazilian retail chain.

In 2002, Rodrigo moved to Goodyear to become the Truck Business Director for Spain and Portugal. Based in Madrid, he completed the turnaround of the division, successfully merging the Goodyear and Dunlop Brands. His success granted him the role of General Manager in Central Eastern Europe, in 2004, based in the Czech Republic.

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Avril Palmer-Baunack joins the Board as Non-Executive Chairman with over 20 years of executive experience with leading businesses in the automotive, support services, industrial engineering and insurance services sectors. Through a number of high profile industry roles, Avril has acquired significant experience in acquisitive growth strategies and a track record of delivering shareholder value in a public environment.

Since April 2015, Avril has been Executive Chairman of BCA Marketplace plc (“BCA”), Europe’s leading B2B car auction and vehicle buying service operator. Under Avril’s management, BCA has successfully executed an ambitious growth plan based on substantial organic and inorganic growth with five acquisitions completed to date. BCA has achieved a revenue CAGR of 45 per cent. and an EBITDA CAGR of 25 per cent. in this time and generated total shareholder returns of 14% CAGR (as of 29 of December 2017).

Avril is also currently Non-Executive Chairman of Redde plc (“Redde”) (previously Helphire Group plc), a UK-based, market leading accident management company, a position she has held since September 2011.

Avril has also held a broad range of executive roles in other sectors, with experience in companies engaged in vehicle salvage, car hire, auctions, transportation, distribution, logistics, vehicle processing and infrastructure. Avril was previously Executive Chairman and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Group plc, one of the largest British multimodal logistics companies with interests in transport, distribution and infrastructure. Prior to this Avril was Chief Executive Officer of Autologic Holdings plc, the largest finished vehicle logistics company in the UK and Europe. She joined Autologic from Universal Salvage plc, where she held the position of Chief Executive Officer from March 2005 until the sale of the company to Copart UK Ltd in June 2007 achieving a share price increase of almost two and a half times.

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James Corsellis founded Marwyn, the asset management and corporate finance group, in 2002 with Mark Brangstrup Watts. James is joint managing partner of Marwyn Capital LLP, which provides corporate finance advice, and Marwyn Investment Management LLP, which provides asset management solutions and investment advisory services (both of which are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority).

James is a director of Marwyn Asset Management Limited, a regulated fund manager, and also a trustee of the Marwyn Trust, a charity focused on initiatives supporting education and entrepreneurship for young people in disadvantaged communities.

Marwyn has launched companies across a variety of sectors with James providing support to these companies, using his experience of working with a number of companies in various roles (including as Chairman of Entertainment One Limited and director of Breedon Aggregates Limited, Concateno plc, Catalina Holdings Limited and BCA Marketplace plc) as well as his operating experience as the CEO and founder of technology business, iCollector plc and CM Interactive.

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Mark Brangstrup Watts founded Marwyn, the asset management and corporate finance group, in 2002 with James Corsellis. Mark is joint managing partner of Marwyn Capital LLP, which provides corporate finance advice, and Marwyn Investment Management LLP, which provides asset management solutions and investment advisory services (both of which are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority).

Mark is a director of Marwyn Asset Management Limited, a regulated fund manager, and also a trustee of the Marwyn Trust, a charity focused on initiatives supporting education and entrepreneurship for young people in disadvantaged communities.

Marwyn has launched companies across a variety of sectors with Mark providing support to these companies, using his experience of working on the boards of several Official List and AIM quoted companies, including Entertainment One Limited, Advanced Computer Software plc, Inspicio plc, Talarius plc and BCA Marketplace plc.

Mark has also provided strategic consultancy services to some of the world’s leading companies including Ford, Toyota, Shell and Barclays.