Larry co-founded Powerline plc ("Powerline") in 1979, where he focused on the strategic direction of the business. In March 1984, he was responsible for the flotation of Powerline on the Unlisted Securities Market of the London Stock Exchange and earnings grew 220% in its three years as a quoted company. Larry headed Powerline's expansion into Germany and the US. Powerline was acquired by Chloride plc in September 1987.
In May 1990, Larry joined the Board of XP as an Executive Director. In April 2000, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Group, and in April 2002 he was appointed as Chairman. On 3 February 2003 he stepped down from the role of Chief Executive and continued in the role of Chairman. Larry moved to a non-executive role from 1 May 2012
James has over 30 years' experience in the power supply industry and trained with Marconi Space and Defence Systems, prior to joining Coutant Lambda, one of the UK's major power supply companies, as an internal sales engineer. He joined Powerline shortly after its formation in 1980 and was involved in all aspects of the business.
In November 1988, he founded XP. In April 2000, he was appointed as European Managing Director of the Group and was responsible for the overall management of the Group's European businesses. On 3 February 2003, James was appointed as Deputy Chairman. James moved to a non-executive role from 1 May 2012.
James is chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Between October 1998 and March 2000, Duncan was the Controller for the European, Middle Eastern and African regions for Dell Computer Corporation, prior to which he spent eight years working for LSI Logic Corporation where he held senior financial positions in both Europe and Silicon Valley. From 1985 to 1990, Duncan spent five years at Coopers & Lybrand in general practice and corporate finance.
He joined XP in April 2000 as Group Finance Director. On 3 February 2003, he was appointed as Chief Executive.
Mike has 19 years' experience in the power supply industry. After completing his degree in Electrical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara, Mike held sales and technical positions with Power Systems Distributors, Compumech and Delta Lu Research. He joined ForeSight Electronics in 1991 and carried out various senior roles.
Mike is currently responsible for the US sales and value added engineering organisations. He joined the Board on 20 August 2002.
Jonathan joined the finance team of XP Power in July 2008 as European Controller. Prior to joining the Group, Jonathan spent nine years with JCDecaux in various senior financial positions including Head of Financial Reporting and worked in both its UK and North American operations. Prior to that, he spent three years with Mills & Allen.
Andy joined the Group in July 2005 as General Manager for Asia to start and head up our Shanghai operations. He joined the Board in April 2007.
Prior to joining XP, Andy has worked in the power supply industry for eight years in various technical and commercial roles with companies such as Silicon Systems (Singapore) and Advanced Micro Devices (Singapore).
John was appointed Chief Executive of Pace Micro Technology plc in May 2003, prior to which he had been Finance Director since November 1997. John retired from Pace Micro Technology plc during 2006 and has co-founded a new business called Telehealth Solutions Ltd which has developed communications technology to remotely monitor medical devices.
Before Pace, he held senior positions in both Silicon Valley and Europe for LSI Logic Corporation from June 1990 to November 1997. From September 1988 to June 1990 John was co-founder and Managing Director of Modacom Limited, prior to which he was Finance Director of Norbain Electronics plc (1986-1988) and Case Group plc from 1977 to 1986.
John joined the Board of XP Power in June 2000 and is the chairman of the Nomination Committee.
David joined the Board on 16 June 2008 and has a record of achievement in both business and exploration. David joined Robnorganic Systems in 1984 as Sales and Marketing Director becoming CEO and then Chairman. He is now the Chairman of Global Resins Limited. Both companies are involved in the formulation and manufacture of resin systems for the electrical market. He has been in this market for 24 years. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Verridan Plc, a company offering consultancy related to training and recruiting. In addition, David is a founder and Director of Hempleman Investment Company Limited which owns and manages business land and premises, also a Director of Cold Climates which offers Adventure Experiences.
David is also involved in charity work notably as a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Mitchemp Trust.
David is the senior non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee.