Key People

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Giulio Cesareo
CEO and Founder

Giulio Cesareo is one of the founders of Directa Plus. He previously worked in the carbon and graphite field for Union Carbide, UCAR and Graftech, where he was President and CEO of the Italian company and VP and General Manager of the Advanced Carbon and Graphite business unit. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Graphene Association. 

Sir Peter Middelton
Non-Executive Chairman

Sir Peter Middleton GCB is Chairman of Burford Capital and the Resort Group. He was Chairman of Marsh Ltd between 2005 and 2013, UK Chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies between 2007 and 2014 and Chairman of Mercer Ltd between 2009 and 2014.

Richard Hickinbotham
Non-Executive Director

Richard Hickinbotham is an experienced

City professional having served as Head

of Equity Research at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe and Charles Stanley.

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David Gann
Non-Executive Director
Giorgio Bonfanti
Chief Financial Officer
Neil Warner
Non-Executive Director

David Gann is a renowned expert on technological innovation and an accomplished business and academic leader. He is Imperial College London’s Vice-President (Innovation) and Chair of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

Giorgio is a professional with corporate finance and accounting experience. Before joining Directa Plus in May 2021, Giorgio was a Senior Manager at PwC, in their Deals practice. He supported national and international clients in M&A transactions, such as acquisitions, disposal, joint ventures, IPOs and business plans. He also has a previous experience at KPMG as an auditor.

Neil Warner has strong financial and managerial experience in multi-national businesses. He is the senior independent director and chairman of the audit committee at Trifast plc and he is also a non-executive director of Vectura Group plc.