Robert J Montague CBE

Executive Chairman

Robert joined the board in December 2003 when the Group was formed. He is responsible for the overall management, strategic direction, and growth of the group. Robert has a wealth of experience in the transport industry. After spending 5 years with Esso, he joined his family's transportation business, and seeing the growth opportunities in containerisation and logistics, left in 1978 to set up Tiphook plc. In September 1995 Robert established Axis to take advantage of the growing market for swapbodies as an alternative to road transport in central Europe and has overseen Axis' growth to date.

Stephen Ball

Group Finance Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of Audit Committee

Stephen joined the board in February 2004 and is responsible for overseeing the group's finance and administrative functions. He is a Chartered Accountant having trained with Coopers & Lybrand, qualifying in 1977. In the same year, he joined Reads & Co in Guernsey (which became part of BDO International in 1991) becoming a partner in 1982, specialising in fiduciary services. In 1995 Stephen left and formed the Sphere group of companies, which provides fiduciary services and consultancy advice to small and medium sized companies.