Board of Directors
CEO and Chairman
Annmarie Gayle has been our Chairman since March 2017 and our Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since 2011. She also is the Managing Director of our Marine Technology Group. Prior to this she spent a number of years leading the restructuring efforts of our Company. Ms. Gayle holds a Law degree gained at the University of London and a Masters of Law degree in International Trade from Cambridge University. She is qualified to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales.
Michael Hamilton was our Chairman of the Board from June 2010 to March 2017 when he resigned as Chairman but continues as a Director. Since 2014, Mr. Hamilton has provided accounting and valuation services for a varied list of clients. He was Senior Vice President of Powerlink Transmission Company from 2011 through 2014. From 1988 to 2003, he was an audit partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Frances College and is a certified public accountant and is accredited in business valuation.
Chuck (Francis) Rogers
Chuck (Francis) Rogers has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2016. Since 2014, he has been affiliated with Score and KMDR, LLC, a California based financial and business consultancy firm. Mr. Rogers was President and Chief Executive Officer of three diverse businesses from 1998 to 2014; the most significant was the ASC Group, Inc., an electronics systems integrator serving the defense and aerospace market worldwide. He holds a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University and an MA in Economics and Finance from St. Mary's University.
Since 2011, Mr. Wimmer has been the Chief Executive Officer of Wimmer Family Office, a London based private investment firm founded by him. In 2007, he founded Wimmer Financial, a merchant bank/corporate advisory firm specializing in natural resources, real estate, infrastructure, aviation, shipping and project debt financing. Prior thereto, he was active in the institutional sales area at Goldman Sachs & Co.'s New York and London offices where he focused his attention primarily on advising Scandinavian financial institutions. Mr. Wimmer holds law degrees from the University of Copenhagen and the University of London. He also earned a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University with concentrations in business, finance and international relations.
Mr. Wimmer is the author of a number of books including "Wall Street" that discusses bubbles in the financial markets, and "The Green Bubble", that promotes the argument that for green energy to be truly sustainable, it must be commercially sustainable. His interests are wide ranching and include space travel and exploration. He has completed space training and has been working closely with Richard Branson to develop Virgin Galactic's space program.
Since 2009, Ms. Hoque has been the principal of Hoque Consulting, a London based consulting firm that provides legal counseling for financial institutions and other commercial enterprises.
Prior to that time she was engaged in the private practice of law as both an associate and partner in a number of major international firms in Canada, the Czech Republic and, for the past 19 years, England. She has wide ranging experience in corporate and financial transactions. Ms. Hoque holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Centre and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, North York, Ontario. She is licensed to practice in England and Wales.