Meet our Executive Leadership team
Chief Executive Officer
Clive has extensive experience in running complex P&Ls for global industrial companies in both the commercial and government/defence sectors. He has a track record of turnarounds, international business transformation and strategic development, including leading divisions of international corporations and standalone listed companies.
Clive was a director, president and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian-listed Dynex Power, leading its privatisation sale to the Chinese Rail and Rolling Stock Company in March 2019. Previously, he held senior leadership positions with Pratt and Whitney, Rolls-Royce, General Dynamics Corporation and B/E Aerospace.
Clive is an alumnus of MIT, Stanford, Columbia and the LSE and currently sits on the advisory board of the Lincoln International Business School at the University of Lincoln, UK.
Executive Director and Managing Director, Currency
Ruth has spent over 30 years working in the international government sector, living and working in Mexico, Colombia, Spain and Malaysia. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French and has visited over 100 countries in the world.
During her career at De La Rue Ruth has managed complex international manufacturing businesses and change initiatives, with experience across multiple disciplines and functions including Sales, Human Resource, Marketing, Manufacturing and General Management.
Ruth sits on the advisory board of the International Currency Association, helping lead the currency industry in creating a single, cohesive voice. She also sits on the advisory council for Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council.
Managing Director, Authentication
Dave joined De La Rue as the Managing Director of the Authentication division in September 2022. He has over 25 years of commercial experience across a number of sectors, including mobile computing and software, renewable energy and chemicals. He is skilled in business recovery, growth and product innovation, as well as building multi-channel go-to-market models.
Dave began his career in the engineering sector with Rolls Royce before moving into more commercial roles in a variety of high growth technology businesses including Symbol Technologies and Honeywell where he has led significant business growth in often challenging markets. Prior to joining De La Rue, Dave worked as Vice President – International for Array Technologies where he worked as part of the team taking the business public on NASDAQ in 2020 and where he grew sales substantially across EMEA and Latin America.
Rob has more than 10 years’ experience of managing finance functions in complex organisations. Throughout this time, he has also held additional responsibilities for strategic development, risk, debt and capital raising.
Rob joined De La Rue as Interim Chief Financial Officer in March 2020 and played a key role as the business successfully raised £100m equity capital, refinanced its debt, and delivered its cost reduction programme. In October 2020, Rob took on the permanent role and was appointed to the Board.
Prior to joining De La Rue, Rob was Interim Chief Financial Officer of Co-Op Insurance, where he supported the refinancing and sale of the business. Before this, Rob served as Chief Financial Officer and Strategy and Risk Director at Swinton Insurance, where he transformed its cost base and played a key role in its successful sale of the business back in 2018.
Rob has also held senior roles with Aviva, Standard Life and Ageas. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen.
Group Director of HR
Extensive experience working internationally across the Manufacturing, Secure Printing and Technology industries, Natasha has operated at both Executive and Board level and has extensive experience leading large-scale change and strategic initiatives including M&A activity. She is well versed in a wide range of HR and business activity including Strategic Business Transformation and Organisational Change Management. During her 16 years with De La Rue she has held senior HR positions in Cash Systems, Cash Processing Solutions and the Identity businesses, as well as leading a number of major change initiatives for the group, she took up the Group role in January 2020.
His most recent role was as Group General Counsel & Company Secretary with QinetiQ Group plc, a multi-national FTSE 250 operating primarily in the defence, security and critical national infrastructure markets. Jon is highly experienced on both strategic and tactical levels, having run the commercially-focused Legal & Governance team for the last 11 years, which included leading multi-disciplinary teams on project execution and problem resolution, legal advice and facilitation. Prior to joining QinetiQ, Jon had General Counsel & Company Secretary roles at Chloride Group plc, St Modwen Properties plc, Molins plc, and Group Lotus.
Charles joined De La Rue on 11th April 2023 as interim Chief Financial Officer.
Charles is a qualified Chartered Accountant and brings a wealth of multi-national experience in senior Finance positions. Charles has worked internationally and across numerous industry sectors with proven ability to lead change and transformation at an executive level.
His most recent role was with Meggitt plc as Senior Vice President, Airframes, prior to which he held senior roles at Ingram Micro Inc in Brussels and GSK where he spent time in China, Brazil, Mexico and Denmark, as well as the UK.