Parnall Group Ltd has welcomed the arrival of Nick Buckland, OBE as their new Chairman at a recent Board meeting.
Nick Buckland is an experienced Chair, Trustee and Director of a wide range of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. He brings a wealth of experience in governance, innovation and technology across a variety of industrial and commercial sectors.
Originally educated as a Mathematician, he worked in the IT industry for a number of years, in commercial solutions, high performance computing, virtual reality and the internet. Taking a career change in the mid 1990’s he developed a portfolio career working with many different organisations. He retains an interest in education, the arts, agriculture and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
A Fellow of a number of professional bodies and a Chartered Engineer, Manager and Information Technology Practitioner he was appointed OBE in 2009 for services to Innovation and Technology. Nick stated, “I’m delighted to be joining the Parnall Group at such an exciting time in their journey. I think the array of ongoing projects and the opportunities they offer are a good fit for my skills set and experience and I am looking forward to working with a strong and very capable team.
I’m particularly looking forward to working with Mark Parnall who has been the inspiration behind the group, building on his successes in legal services and peer to peer funding. Applying his enthusiasm to new technologies and innovation has been the catalyst and we will be building on that very strong base.”
At the meeting, Matt Belcher, who has been working with Parnall Group Ltd in a consultant capacity, became Chief Commercial Officer which follows the recent appointment of Adam Parnall as Trelonk Director, managing operations at the 130 farm and estate on the Roseland with specific responsibility for the Parnall Bio Engineering Ltd project.
Mark Parnall, Founder of Parnall Group Ltd and co-founder of local peer to peer lender Folk2Folk, said, “We are at a pivotal point in the development of the company and we are delighted to welcome Nick as our Chairman to take us forward with our ambitions.”