Gillian Leates - ChairmanGillian Leates - Executive Chairman

Gill brings with her a wealth of public sector experience having served as Investment Director on the main board of Majedie Investments PLC from 1999 to 2008, and as a non-executive director of Majedie Asset Management Limited during that period , where she played a key role in setting up the UK pension fund management business in 2002. Prior to that she successfully managed £1bn in the UK stock market for Courtaulds Pension Fund. Whilst in her early career from 1981 to 1989 she worked at Schroders working on research in the US and UK and then successfully managing the Schroders UK Smaller Companies Exempt Fund. She was previously a non-executive director of AIM quoted Hydrodec PLC for 6 years, and a non-executive director of InnoVenn UK Limited.

Chris Vermaak - Managing DirectorChris Vermaak - Managing Director

Chris is Managing Director of React Group PLC. He joined React in 2015 and was Operations Manager of the React Group before being appointed to his current role in 2017. He has been in the cleaning industry for over 15 years and has held a wide variety of roles, both in the UK and South Africa, ranging from direct delivery through to sales and general management. Chris was attracted by the challenge of becoming React Group Plc Managing Director, and by the opportunity to shape and develop the organisation, utilising the strengths of the wider React group.

Chris BarnesChris Barnes - Financial Director

Chris is an qualified chartered accountant with 17 years’ experience within a range of different industries. Since 2014 he has been providing strategic and financial consultancy services to a portfolio of businesses throughout the UK, implementing significant change management programs through Secure and Profitable Growth Ltd. As an Associate of The F Word he has been delivering financial coaching through the D2N2 High Growth program and achieving transformative results. Prior to that he spent 3 years as Finance Director for Biowood Recycling Ltd and 5 years as Finance Director for Dartex Coatings Ltd.


React Group Plc is always on the lookout for expansion and currently comprises 3 companies; React Specialist Cleaning Ltd, React Environmental Services Ltd and React Occupational Hygiene Services Ltd. Please follow the links below to learn more.

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