Nigel qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 spending eight years with PwC before moving into industry. He managed the flotation of Stadium Group plc (“Stadium”) as Group Finance Director, before progressing to Group Chief Executive Officer in 2001. He joined 600 Group plc as Group Chief Executive Officer in 2012 and led the turnaround of the AIM-quoted global machine tool business (Colchester-Harrison), increasing strategic focus on the growth of its laser marking business (Electrox) until April 2015. Nigel has been Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Transense Technologies plc, the AIM-quoted provider of sensor systems, since July 2015.
Nigel joined the Group in October 2015 as Executive Chairman and relinquished his executive responsibilities to become Non-Executive Chairman in February 2019 after the appointment of the CEO. As part of succession planning the Company announced in September 2023 that Jon Glenn would succeed Nigel Rogers as Chairman. Nigel has reiterated his commitment to remain on the Board as an independent non-executive director until a suitable candidate to succeed him has been appointed.