The Operations Executive is responsible for leading the organisation. Together the team develops strategy, implements our plans and ensures we run the business effectively.

They meet monthly to discuss the business and drive collaboration. The strength of this team derives from a diverse range of person and functional skills and experience.

Stephen Bird Group Chief Executive

Group Chief Executive, British, aged 61, appointed to the Board on 14 April 2009.

Stephen is currently a non-executive director of Headlam plc, having been appointed to that role in September 2021. He was formerly a non-executive director and Senior Independent Director of Dialight plc, standing down from that role in September 2021 and was formerly a non-executive director of Umeco plc. He was responsible for setting up Weir’s Oil & Gas Division, part of Weir Group plc, and was its Managing Director until he left to join Vitec in 2009. Prior to this he worked in senior roles at Danaher Corporation, Black & Decker, Unipart Group, Hepworth PLC and Technicolor Group. Stephen has an MA from St John’s College, Cambridge.

Martin Green Group Finance Director

Group Finance Director, British, aged 52, appointed to the Board on 4 January 2017

Martin was appointed to the Board on 4 January 2017 as Group Business Development Director. Martin has been with the Group since April 2003 in a variety of roles and on 10 February 2020 was appointed Group Finance Director.

Martin is an ACCA-qualified accountant and began his Vitec career in financial reporting. He has an MA in Law from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He trained and qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters & Alliance in the UK.

Previously he held corporate development positions at Bunzl plc, at a broadcast equipment rental business and worked in investment banking at N M Rothschild.

Jon Bolton Group Company Secretary and HR Director

Group Company Secretary, British, appointed October 2008.

Previously Company Secretary of Waste Recycling Group. Prior to this Jon held company secretarial positions at GlaxoSmithKline, where he trained as a company secretary and Cable & Wireless where he was Deputy Company Secretary.

He holds a bachelor of law degree, a Masters in Legal Practice and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Jennifer Shaw Group Communications Director

Group Communications Director, British, appointed July 2016.

Previously held the role of Corporate Marketing & Communications Director at Anite plc for five years.

A technology specialist, prior to this Jennifer was Marketing Communications Director at Atcore Technology Ltd, Northgate Information Solutions and Anite Public Sector Ltd.

Jennifer also has experience Agency-side working in marketing communications for MCI Group. A fluent Spanish speaker, Jennifer holds a BA in Marketing.

Marco Pezzana Divisional CEO, Vitec Imaging Solutions

Divisional Chief Executive, Vitec Imaging Solutions Division, Italian, appointed March 2009.

Formerly Managing Director of Manfrotto. Prior to joining Vitec, Marco held various positions in general management and marketing for consumer goods companies including Newell Rubbermaid, Arc International and Dusholux GmbH, working extensively in the UK, US and France.

He holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Milan, with postgraduate studies at London Business School and Bocconi University.

Nicola Dal Toso Divisional CEO, Vitec Production Solutions

Divisional Chief Executive, Vitec Production Solutions Division, Italian, appointed February 2021.

Nicola has been with the Group since March 2015, most recently as Chief Operating Officer in our Imaging Solutions Division. Prior to this Nicola held various senior management roles in international industrial companies including BDR Thermea, Baxi and Fiamm, working extensively in UK and The Netherlands.

Nicola is a Chartered Engineer and with an Industrial Engineering degree from Padua University.



Marco Vidali Divisional CEO, Vitec Creative Solutions

Divisional Chief Executive, Vitec Creative Solutions Division, Italian, appointed March 2022.

Marco joined Vitec in January 2014, and most recently worked as Chief Operating Officer in our Creative Solutions Division. Before joining Vitec, Marco held various general management and marketing positions for consumer goods companies, including L'Oreal, Candy-Hoover, and Indesit. He has extensive experience working in Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe.

Marco holds an Economics degree from the University of Turin, and has undertaken postgraduate studies at Harvard Business School.