Meet the board with biographies and details of directorships

Executive Directors

  • Andrew Jacobs

    Executive Chairman

    Experience
    Andrew established Lok’nStore 25 years ago after eight years working in the Japanese equity market. Andrew is responsible for strategy, corporate finance, and property. He has an MPhil in Economics from Cambridge University and a BSc in Economics from LSE.

    Key Areas of Expertise
    Strategy, Corporate Finance, Economics, and Property

  • Ray Davies

    Group Finance Director

    Experience
    Ray is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. Prior to joining Lok’nStore in 2004, Ray held several senior finance positions in listed companies in the construction, health, and fitness sectors.

    Key Areas of Expertise
    Finance and Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Risk Management, Legal, Tax, and Compliance.

  • Neil Newman-Shepherd

    Group Managing Director

    Experience
    Neil joined the Lok’nStore Group in October 2006 becoming Group Managing Director in August 2020. Prior to joining Lok’nStore, Neil gained retail experience at Wickes and Woolworths plc. Neil is responsible for sales, operations, marketing, and people.

    Key Areas of Expertise
    Sales, Marketing, and Human Resource Management.

Non-Executive Directors

  • Simon Thomas

    Non-Executive Director

    Experience
    Simon joined Lok’nStore in 1997 following successful careers in the publishing and finance sectors. He worked at Reed International, Swiss Bank Corporation, Nomura International, and co-founded the emerging markets investment trust business at LCF Edmond de Rothschild. Simon is particularly interested in environmental economics and natural capital.

    Key Areas of Expertise
    Corporate Finance and Environmental Performance.

  • Richard Holmes

    Non-Executive Director

    Experience
    Richard joined Lok’nStore in 2000 having held senior marketing and commercial roles in Unilever, Boots (as Marketing Director and Commercial Director), and latterly Specsavers (as Group Marketing Director).

    Key Areas of Expertise
    Marketing including Digital Marketing, and Customer Experience.

  • Edward Luker

    Non-Executive Director

    Experience
    Edward is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Edward is a well-known figure in the UK property industry, having worked for CB Richard Ellis for 33 years, where he has been a Director and Partner for 20 years. Edward joined Lok’nStore in 2007.

    Key Areas of Expertise
    Commercial Property.

  • Charles Peal

    Non-Executive Director

    Experience
    Charles joined Lok’nStore in 2007. Charles started his career in 1977 at 3i Group, the leading UK quoted Venture Capital Company. He was Chief Executive of Legal and General Ventures from 1988 to 2000 and has served on several Boards since then.

    Key Areas of Expertise
    Capital Markets and Fund Management.

  • Jeff Woyda

    Non-Executive Director

    Experience
    Jeff joined the Board on 1 September 2020 as an independent NonExecutive Director. During his extensive and varied career Jeff, a qualified accountant, has held a number of senior executive positions and is currently Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Clarkson plc, an FTSE 250 company and the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services and investment banking capabilities to the shipping and offshore markets.

    Key Areas of Expertise
    Finance and Technology, Strategic Development, Financial Management, Investor Relations, and Corporate Governance.

Other Directorships

Executive Directors Directorships
Andrew Jacobs Andrew Jacobs (UK) Limited
Lok'nStore Limited*
The Box Room (Self Storage) Limited*
Ray Davies Ash Road SS Limited
Davies Elise Consulting Limited
Lok'nStore Limited*
Lok'nStore Trustee Limited*
Semco Engineering Limited*
Semco Machine Tools Limited*
Southern Engineering and Machinery Co. Limited*
Lincoln Space Solutions Limited
The Box Room (Self Storage) Limited*
ParknCruise Limited*
Neil Newman-Shepherd Lok’nStore Limited *
Non-Executive Directors Directorships
Simon Thomas Simon Thomas (UK) Limited
Lok'nStore Limited*


Edward Luker Edward Luker Consultancy Limited
St George's School Ascot Trust Limited
Charles Peal No other Directorships
Richard Holmes Lok'nStore Limited*
Lok'nStore Trustee Limited*
First Contact Limited**
*Lok'nStore Group Companies
**Guernsey registered company
Jeff Woyda Clarkson (Trustees) Limited
Clarkson Capital Ltd
Clarkson Dry Cargo Limited
Clarkson Holdings Limited
Clarkson Logistics Limited
Clarkson Overseas Shipbroking Limited
Clarkson PLC
Clarkson Property Holdings Limited
Clarkson Research Holdings Limited
Clarkson Research Services Limited
Clarkson Sale and Purchase Limited
Clarkson Shipbrokers Limited
Clarkson Shipbroking Group Ltd
Clarkson Tankers Limited
Clarksons Platou Futures Limited
Clarksons Platou Legal Services Limited
Clarksons Platou Structured Asset Finance Ltd
H. Clarkson & Company Limited
Halcyon Shipping Ltd
International Transport Intermediaries Club Limited
J.O. Plowright & Co. (Holdings) Limited
Levelseas Ltd
LNG UK PLC
Maritech Development Limited
Maritech Holdings Limited
Maritech Services Limited
Oilfield Publications Ltd
Seafix Limited