Management Team

Board Members

Hon Alexander Hambro, Chairman

Alex Hambro (born 1962) is an independent consultant for a number of private equity and venture capital fund management groups and family office investors advising his clients on the establishment of alternative investment funds and investment strategies. Fund managers that he has advised include; Sand Aire Private Equity, Crescent Capital and Prospect Investment Management Limited.

Alex has been in the private equity industry for 21 years during which time he has acted as a principal investor, manager and sponsor of private equity and venture capital management teams. Alex managed the venture capital and private equity fund investment portfolio for Hambros plc, prior to its sale to Société Générale in 1998.

In addition to his private equity activities Alex is non-executive Chairman of Octopus Eclipse VCT PLC and Benchmark Holdings plc, and a non-executive Director of Hazel Renewable Energy VCT 2 PLC.


David Cicurel, Chief Executive

David Cicurel (born 1949) founded Judges in 2002 having spent much of his career as a turnaround specialist and, subsequently, as an ‘active value’ investor operating with his own funds. 

He has been responsible for several corporate recovery exercises including two UK public companies, International Media Communications plc (later known as Continental Foods) and International Communication and Data plc.




David Barnbrook, Chief Operating Officer

David Barnbrook (born 1952) is a Chartered Engineer with more than 20 years’ experience as a Senior Manager and Director in sectors encompassing defence, instrumentation, aerospace and customer service. 

He is a former Program Director at EDO MBM Rugged Systems and Operations Manager at Muirhead Vactric Motion Controls, both of which are suppliers to the defence and aviation industries. Previously (1988-96) he was Production and Operations Manager at Rheometric Scientific, a specialist in the design and manufacture of thermal analysis instrumentation and flammability testing apparatus.




Brad Ormsby, Finance Director

Brad Ormsby (born 1976) is a Chartered Accountant who has significant senior finance and operational experience acquired during nine years at PwC followed by six years at Eurovestech plc, the pan-European development capital fund, and associated companies. 

Prior to joining Judges Scientific, Brad was Chief Financial Officer at Kalibrate Technologies plc, where he was actively involved in the company’s successful IPO. 


Ralph Cohen, Non-Executive

Ralph Cohen (born 1948) has held various senior executive positions within the Vivendi Universal group between 1981 and 2001, including eight years as Finance Director of a listed subsidiary, followed by positions as Managing Director within that group.

He previously spent nine years at Ernst & Young. Latterly he was the founding partner of MC Consultancy Services where he was closely associated with major projects, including electricity supply opportunities in Europe and M&A projects.

Most recently he was the Finance Director of Judges Scientific plc.




Ralph Elman, Non-Executive

Ralph Elman (born 1953) was a former finance director of quoted companies Paramount plc, Delyn plc and International Communication & Data plc and Finance Director of businesses within GUS plc and RR Donnelley. 

Ralph was Senior Partner of accountancy firm Elman Wall and is non-executive Director of a number of private companies. He is chairman of the Judges audit committee.






Glynn Reece, Non-Executive

Glynn Reece (born 1958) is a graduate of Oxford University and a qualified solicitor. Since 1987, he has specialised in providing Corporate Finance deal origination and advisory services, working for (inter alia) Coopers & Lybrand, Arthur Andersen and CLB, a specialist AIM firm. 

He is currently a director and co-owner of Nathan Alexander Limited, a company that acts as a corporate stockbroker and an arranger of pre-flotation finance for small fast-growing companies.