Jasper became Chairman of the Company on 18 February 2014. He is an experienced financier, with a track record in businesses involved in dealing in and auctioning rare and collectible goods. Mr. Allen was a founder and chairman of Noble Investments (UK) plc, an AIM quoted vehicle involved in dealing in and auctioning primarily collectible coins, medals and stamps. Founded in 2003, Noble Investments (UK) plc was acquired by Stanley Gibbons Group plc for approximately £45 million in December 2013. Previously Mr Allen had been involved in stockbroking and corporate finance, latterly with Insinger de Beaufort.