Every one of Safestore’s friendly and approachable staff is trained to the same high standard, offering you expert advice and guidance on everything to do with self storage. The quality of our service and our commitment to customer satisfaction starts at the top, with our Safestore Management Team:
Alan Lewis, Non-Executive Chairman
Alan Lewis joined the Group in June 2009 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chairman in January 2014. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Porterbrook, a major train leasing ‘Rosco’ and Chairman of Amplan, a private property development and investment business. He is also an Ambassador for Leaders Quest, a Social Enterprise that develops leaders from diverse backgrounds.
After five years in manufacturing with RTZ and Black & Decker he spent 30 years in the private equity industry. Firstly with 3i, then from 1991 to 2011 with Bridgepoint, where he was a founding partner. Mr Lewis is a graduate of Liverpool University and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School.
Frederic Vecchioli, Chief Executive Officer
Frederic Vecchioli is a founding Director of our French business and has overseen its growth to 25 stores in Paris operating under the “Une Pièce En Plus” brand. He joined the Group as President and Head of French Operations following the Mentmore acquisition in 2004. Mr Vecchioli became Chief Executive Officer of the Group on 4 September 2013. He has a Master of Finance from the University of Paris Dauphine.
Andy Jones, Chief Financial Officer
Andy Jones joined the Group in May 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. Andy’s previous role was director of group finance at Worldpay Limited prior to which he held the positions of director of finance and investor relations at TUI Travel PLC and chief financial officer of Virgin Entertainment Group in the US. Andy began his career at Ernst and Young where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. Andy is a graduate of the University of Birmingham.
Keith Edelman, Non-Executive Director
Keith Edelman joined the Group in September 2009 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in March 2010. He is currently chairman of Goals Soccer Centres Plc and Revolution Bars Group Plc, the senior independent director of Supergroup Plc and non-executive director of the Olympic Park Legacy. Prior to this, he was managing director of Arsenal Holdings Plc, chief executive of Storehouse Plc, managing director of Carlton Communications Plc and corporate planning director of Ladbrokes Plc.
Ian Krieger, Non-Executive Director
Ian Krieger joined the Group in October 2013 as a Non-Executive Director. He is senior independent director and chairman of the audit committee of Premier Foods plc, and a non-executive director of Capital & Regional plc. He is a director of Anthony Nolan (blood cancer charity) where he is chairman of the audit committee and he is also a trustee and chairman of the finance committee of the Nuffield Trust. Previously Ian was a senior partner and vice-chairman at Deloitte until his retirement in 2012. During his 40 year career at Arthur Andersen and since 2002 Deloitte, his responsibilities have included heading the corporate finance practice, the London corporate audit division and the private equity practice. Ian has significant boardroom experience and has worked with a wide variety of companies throughout his career.
Joanne Louise Kenrick, Non-Executive Director
Joanne Kenrick joined the Group in October 2014 as a Non-Executive Director and a member of the Nomination Committee. She is currently marketing director at Homebase, a subsidiary of the Home Retail Group plc, and a non-executive director of Principality Building Society where she is also a member of the customer and conduct and nominations committees. Previously, Jo was chief executive officer of Start, a Prince of Wales charity. She was marketing and customer proposition director at B&Q and marketing director at Camelot Group plc. Jo has a law degree and started her career at Marc Confectionery and PepsiCo.