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Top Influencers: 101 UK Board of directors’s To Follow in 2022

Member of the Board of Directors play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Member of the Board of Directors role. We have selected these Member of the Board of Directors’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Member of the Board of Directors’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Masroor Siddiqui

Member of the Board of Directors @ News Corp

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Masroor Siddiqui is the Managing Partner of Naya Management LLP, an investment firm he co-founded in May 2012. Masroor was previously a Partner at The Children’s Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP, a hedge fund, from 2009 to 2011 and a Managing Director at Canyon Partners, an investment firm, from 2006 to 2009. Masroor previously served as a Senior Vice President at Putnam Investments, where he was responsible for a broad range of investments. Masroor spent several years as an investment banker and sell-side Analyst primarily at Goldman Sachs and Jefferies & Company. Masroor is a Member of the Board of Directors at News Corp since June 2013. Masroor has significant experience in investing with a focus on media investments. Masroor offers the Board valuable insights on global markets and industries relevant to the Company’s businesses. Masroor graduated from Yale University with a Master’s degree in Management and he also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Masroor Siddiqui on Crunchbase…

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Mark Gerhard

Member Board Of Directors @ MarketWise

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Mark Gerhard, is a highly experienced technology entrepreneur, innovator and an accomplished and award-winning Chief Executive Officer and CTO at the forefront of the interactive entertainment sector. Mr. Gerhard served as Chief Executive Officer and CTO at Jagex, the UK’s leading games developer and publisher best known as the makers of RuneScape.com, a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Under Mr. Gerhard’s leadership, Jagex was set on a long-term growth path with a revitalized core franchise on multiple platforms, giving the multi-award winning IP owner and publisher long-term predictable revenue streams. He introduced numerous product improvements ranging from more contemporary gameplay mechanics to graphical and performance improvements to enhanced monetization to community engagement. The company was awarded three Guinness World Records for record-breaking successes with RuneScape alongside the Queens Award for Innovation in Enterprise. He hired and developed the talent that has gone on to lead the company successfully after his departure. During his tenure, significant value for shareholders was created through the fusion of leading-edge technology, creativity and strategic thinking. He is passionate about building, growing and transforming businesses. He has spent the past two decades improving, innovating, developing, investing in, advising, and operating at a strategic board level at a wide range of different businesses sitting at the intersection of media and technology. For over a decade, Mr. Gerhard has been a significant leader in the Video Games industry. He has served on the Board of the not-for-profit trade association for the games industry, TIGA.org for the past 11 years, of which the last 7 years he has also served as Vice Chairman of the Board, where he continues to serve. Most recently, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of PlayFusion, a developer utilizing artificial intelligence to power the future of enhanced reality entertainment, education, beauty and commerce. Prior to his career in the games industry, he worked in numerous senior technology and cyber security roles at GTech Corporation, Ministry of Data and Serious Global. He currently serves on the board of TIGA, PlayFusion, Disruptional and Beauty Labs International, Cambridge Venture Partners and key prior board experience includes Jagex, Ministry of Data and Serious Global. A member of Founders for Schools, Mr. Gerhard is a regular speaker inspiring young adults to focus on STEM subjects. Learn more about Mark Gerhard on Crunchbase…

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Robert Milton

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ United Airlines

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Robert Milton is a Member of the Board of Directors at United Continental Holdings Inc. since April 2016. Robert was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. and was Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada. Having joined Air Canada in 1992 in a consulting capacity, Robert moved from the role of Senior Director of Scheduling to Vice President of Scheduling and Product Management, Senior Vice President of Marketing and In-Flight Service and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Robert became President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada in 1999. Robert is currently the Lead Director of Air Lease Corporation, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and a Trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation Inc. Robert was a past Member of the Board of Directors of US Airways, Inc., and was also a past Chairman of the Board of Governors of IATA (The International Air Transport Association). Robert graduated in 1983 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Industrial Management. Learn more about Robert Milton on Crunchbase…

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David Tupman

Member of the Board of Directors @ Cirrus Logic

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Tupman is a long-time innovator and technology executive, most recently serving as vice president of iPhone and iPod Engineering at Apple from 2001-2011 where he led the development of numerous hardware products. Tupman previously served as hardware engineering manager at Psion Computers from 1995-2001 and his career also includes key engineering positions at Schlumberger and Caterpillar Ltd. Dr. Tupman, who is a citizen of both the UK and United States and holds more than 30 U.S. and worldwide patents, received his bachelor of engineering degree, and an honorary doctorate in science, from Salford University and his HTEC in electrical engineering, with distinctions, from De Montfort University in Leicester. Learn more about David Tupman on Crunchbase…

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Mike Parton

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Arqiva

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Mike brings a wealth of relevant experience from the telecoms and technology industry to Arqiva. Mike started his career as a Chartered Management Accountant, working for a number of UK technology companies including ICL, GEC, STC and Marconi. He moved into General Management in 1995 at Marconi, and became CEO in 2001. Between 2001 and 2006 Mike was CEO of Marconi before overseeing a sale of the company to Ericsson. In 2007, Mike became Chairman of Damovo and joined the Board of Tele2, becoming Chairman there in 2010. Mike stepped down from the Board of Damovo in 2015 following a sale of the company. Learn more about Mike Parton on Crunchbase…

Arqiva is a communications infrastructure and media services company. Read more aboutArqiva on Crunchbase…

Peter Chambre

Member of the Board of Directors @ Spectris

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Peter Chambré has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry and significant board experience, having held a number of senior and non-executive positions in healthcare companies, including as chief executive officer of Cambridge Antibody Technology Group plc (until its acquisition by AstraZeneca PLC in 2006), chairman of ApaTech Limited and non-executive director of BTG plc. Prior to that he was chief operating officer of Celera Genomics Group and chief executive of Bespak plc. Chairman of 7TM Pharma A/S, Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH and Cancer Research Technology Ltd. Director of OneMed Sverige AB and Imperial Innovations Group plc. Trustee of Cancer Research UK. Learn more about Peter Chambre on Crunchbase…

Spectris is a supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Read more aboutSpectris on Crunchbase…

Christopher Rogers

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors & Member of the Audit and Nomination Committee @ Travis Perkins

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Christopher Rogers was appointed as a non-executive director on 1 September 2013. Christopher was Managing Director of Costa Coffee from 2012 to 2016 and a director of Whitbread PLC from 2005 to 2016 where he also served as Group Finance Director. He was Group Finance Director of Woolworth Group PLC from 2001 to 2005 and previously held senior roles in both finance and commercial functions in Comet Group PLC and Kingfisher PLC. He was also a non-executive director of HMV Group PLC from 2006 to 2012. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominations Committee. Christopher is a chartered accountant. Learn more about Christopher Rogers on Crunchbase…

Travis Perkins plc, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the UK’s leading companies in the builders’ merchanting and home improvement market. Read more aboutTravis Perkins on Crunchbase…

Natalie Bancroft

Member of the Board of Directors @ News Corp

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Natalie Bancroft is a Member of the Board of Directors at News Corp since June 2013. Natalie is a professionally trained Opera Singer, has studied journalism and is a Graduate of L’Institut de Ribaupierre in Lausanne, Switzerland. Natalie has a culturally diverse background, having lived across Europe, and speaks several languages fluently. Natalie served as a Member of the Board of Directors at 21st Century Fox from 2007 until June 2013. Natalie brings public company board and committee experience to the board gained from her service as a current Director and member of both the Company’s Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees, and as a former Member of the Board of Directors of 21st Century Fox and Member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Natalie’s public company board and committee service and international experience add valuable perspective to the deliberations of the Board. Learn more about Natalie Bancroft on Crunchbase…

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John Farrell

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Four Communications

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John Former president and CEO of Publicis Groupe Specialised Agencies and Marketing Services (SAMS), John is an expert in marketing, communications and advertising.Prior to his position at the Publicis Groupe, John was president and CEO of D’Arcy Worldwide, one of the top ten global advertising and communications networks. John has a career spanning more than 20 years and has provided consultancy services to businesses including The European Golf Tour, Saatchi & Saatchi and Leagas Delaney. John also serves in non-executive/chairman positions for several advertising, media, marketing services and retail businesses.John received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from Nottingham Trent University, UK, and has received numerous industry awards. He is a member of various industry bodies on both sides of the Atlantic. Learn more about John Farrell on Crunchbase…

Four is a leading independent, integrated communications agency with offices in London and the Gulf. Read more aboutFour Communications on Crunchbase…

Robin Pinchbeck

Board of Directors @ Enteq Upstream

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Robin brings nearly 40 years of experience in the oil and gas upstream and services sector. He spent 23 years with BP, before he moved to the oil services sector where he was the managing director of Atlantic Power & Gas which was sold to Petroleum Geo-Services and subsequently purchased by Petrofac. Robin had a variety of roles over a 10-year period at Petrofac, most recently as group director of strategy and corporate development, before retiring in 2012. He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, and an MSc in Management from Stanford Business School, California. Robin also currently holds non-executive director positions on the boards of IGas and Enteq Upstream. Learn more about Robin Pinchbeck on Crunchbase…

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Simon Alberga

Founder & Board of Directors @ Young Associates

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Simon Alberga is a director of Young Associates, an independent private equity specialist in technology services. Simon graduated from Harvard University in 1989 with a BA degree in economics before working in corporate finance at Baring Brothers in New York. Subsequently, Simon was a banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development before co-founding Young Associates in 1996 with Lord Young of Graffham and Yoav Kurtzbard. Companies successfully backed by Young Associates include Wi-Fi operator Spectrum Interactive, telecom service provider Eurotel, telecom service provider Neos Networks, digital imaging software provider Pixology and LEP technology developer Cambridge Display Technology. Learn more about Simon Alberga on Crunchbase…

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Arnold Allemang

Member of the Board of Directors @ American Chemical Society

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Arnold A. Allemang was a member of the Board of Directors for The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan. The Dow Chemical Company – Employee of Dow 1965-2008. Manufacturing General Manager, Dow Benelux N.V. 1992-1993. Regional Vice President, Manufacturing and Administration, Dow Benelux N.V. 1993. Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, Dow Europe GmbH 1993-1995. Dow Vice President and Director of Manufacturing and Engineering 1996-1997. Dow Vice President, Operations 1997-2000. Executive Vice President 2000-2004. Senior Advisor 2004-2008. Member of the Advisory Board for RPM Ventures; the President’s Circle of Sam Houston State University; and the American Chemical Society. Learn more about Arnold Allemang on Crunchbase…

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Liz Hewitt

Member of Board of Directors and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee @ Savills

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Liz was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 24 June 2014.Liz was previously Group Director, Corporate Affairs of Smith & Nephew plc between 2004 and 2011, and prior to 2004, was a director of 3i plc having spent her early career with Gartmore, CVC and latterly 3i as a private equity investor. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. Other appointments: Non-Executive Director of Melrose Industries Plc and Novo Nordisk A/S. Senior Independent member of the House of Lords Audit Committee.Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Learn more about Liz Hewitt on Crunchbase…

Savills plc. is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange. Read more aboutSavills on Crunchbase…

Harish Manwani

Member of the Board of Directors @ Pearson

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On January 22, 2015, Harish Manwani was elected as a member of the Board of Directors.Manwani retired from Unilever, a leading global consumer products company, at the end of 2014, where he served as Chief Operating Officer since September 2011. Manwani joined Hindustan Unilever (HUL) in 1976, becoming a member of the HUL board in 1995, and since that time held positions of increasing responsibility in Unilever which gave him wide ranging international marketing and general management experience. Manwani is a director of Qualcomm Incorporated since May 2014, Pearson plc since October 2013 and Whirlpool Corporation since August 2011. He is also the non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited since July 2005. He previously served as a director of ING Group from April 2008 to April 2010. He is a director of the Economic Development Board of Singapore since February 2013 and the Indian School of Business since April 2006. Manwani holds a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Statistics and a Master’s degree in Management Studies, both from Mumbai University in India. He has also attended the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School. Learn more about Harish Manwani on Crunchbase…

Pearson operates as a media and education company that offers a wide range of services to its customers. Read more aboutPearson on Crunchbase…

Brendan Nelson

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ BP

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Brendan Nelson is a chartered accountant. He was made a partner of KPMG in 1984 and served as a member of the UK board of KPMG from 2000 to 2006, subsequently being appointed vice chairman until his retirement in 2010. At KPMG International he held a number of senior positions including global chairman, banking and global chairman, financial services. He served for six years as a member of the Financial Services Practitioner Panel and in 2013 was the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Learn more about Brendan Nelson on Crunchbase…

BP delivers heat, light and mobility products and services to people all around the world. Read more aboutBP on Crunchbase…

Roy Bedlow

Board of Directors @ enModus

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Roy is a Director of Andromeda Capital, a principal Investor in enModus. In addition to his role at Andromeda, Roy is Chief Executive of Low Carbon, a company focused on the delivery of Renewable Energy as an alternative to fossil fuels. Learn more about Roy Bedlow on Crunchbase…

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Roger McDowell

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ Servelec Group

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Roger joined the Company as a Non- Executive Director on the 24 October 2013. The early part of Roger’s career was spent as CEO of an independent distribution business, growing the company both organically and by acquisition, then leading the business through a main market listing. Subsequently he has served as a Non-Executive Director or Chairman of numerous listed businesses and his extensive experience includes chairing all Board Committees. Roger is currently Chairman of Avingtrans Plc, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Tribal Plc and Non-Executive Director of IS Solutions Plc, Swallowfield Plc, Proteone Sciences Plc (and Audit Chair) and PTSG Group Plc. Learn more about Roger McDowell on Crunchbase…

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Andy Karetsky

Board of directors @ Sunwealth Power

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Prior to founding Skyview, Mr. Karetsky was a private investor. Investing in things such as tolling, renewable energy and resource independence. From 1997 until 2005 Mr. Karetsky was a partner at Camelot Capital, a long-short technology hedge fund. His responsibilities included portfolio risk management and overseeing trading and operations. Camelot grew from $70mm under management to $1.3b at its height. Camelot has had outstanding returns in both good and bad markets. Mr. Karetsky has a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University Learn more about Andy Karetsky on Crunchbase…

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Rudy Markham

Member of the Board of Directors @ United Parcel Service

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Rudy Markham is a Member of the Board of Directors at UPS since November 2007. Rudy retired as the Chief Financial Officer of Unilever in 2007 after 39 years. Rudy joined the company in 1968 as a Commercial Management Trainee and spent most of his early career in the finance function of various Unilever companies in Europe before being appointed financial director of Unilever in Zurich. Rudy returned to Rotterdam as Head of the Finance Department and became group Treasurer of Unilever in 1986. From 1989 to 1998, Rudy was based in Unilever’s East Asia Pacific Region and directed operations in Australia and New Zealand, then Japan and then China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Rudy joined the Board of Unilever as Strategy and Technology Director and became a Member of its Executive Committee in May 1998. Rudy was appointed Financial Director in August 2000, reporting directly to the company’s chief executive. In May 2007, Rudy retired from Unilever’s Board and on Oct. 31, 2007, he retired as Chief Financial Officer. The native of Alresford, Hampshire, England, Rudy is a Member of the Board of Directors at AstraZeneca PLC and Legal and General PLC. Rudy is also Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Corbion, N.V., formerly CSM, N.V. Learn more about Rudy Markham on Crunchbase…

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James Leng

Member of the Board of Directors @ Aon

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James Leng is a Member of the Board of Directors at Aon Corporation. James served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2013 and as a Member of the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2013 at HSBC Bank plc. Notably, amongst a number of international directorships, from 2003 to 2008 James was Chairman of the Board of Directors at Corus Group plc, a global steel company sold to Tata Steel of India where he was also Deputy Chairman until July 2009. From 1995 to 2001, James served as Chief Executive Officer at Laporte plc, a London-listed international specialty chemicals business. From 1984 to 1995, James served in a variety of roles with Low & Bonar plc, a packaging and performance materials company, most recently serving as Group Chief Executive from 1992 to 1995. James currently serves as Senior Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Genel Energy plc., and served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Alstom SA and as European Chairman of the Board of Directors at AEA Investors LP. James has previously served as a Non-Executive Director of a number of public and private companies, including TNK-BP (oil & gas), Pilkington plc (glass), Hanson plc (aggregates & building products), IMI plc (engineering) and JO Hambro Investment Management Ltd. and he has served as Lead Non-Executive Director at the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice. James also serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees at the Guyll-Leng Charitable Trust. Learn more about James Leng on Crunchbase…

Aon is a global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human resources solutions, and outsourcing services. Read more aboutAon on Crunchbase…

Ron Moskovitz

Member of the Board of Directors @ Israel Corp

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Moskovitz is the CEO of Quantum Pacific (UK) LLP, part of the Quantum Pacific Group, and chairman of Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE:PACD). From July 2002 until November 2007, Moskovitz served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Amdocs Ltd (NYSE:DOX). From 1998 until July 2002, he served as Vice President of Finance at Amdocs, and between 1994 and 1998 he held various senior financial positions at Tower Semiconductor Ltd. Moskovitz serves as an officer and director of, and is otherwise associated with, companies that may be considered as related to the Idan Ofer family. Learn more about Ron Moskovitz on Crunchbase…

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Heather McSharry

Member of the Board of Directors @ CRH

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Heather McSharry has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2013.From 2006 to 2009, Heather McSharry was Managing Director Ireland of Reckitt Benckiser, a multinational health, home and hygiene consumer products company. From 1989 to 2006, she held various positions at Boots Healthcare, a leading global consumer healthcare company, most recently as Managing Director of Boots Healthcare Ireland Limited. Heather McSharry serves on the boards of several public and private companies, including Greencore Group plc, an international manufacturer of convenience foods, CRH plc, an international building materials group, and the Industrial Development Agency in Ireland, where she is Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. From 2007 to 2011, Heather McSharry served on the board of the Bank of Ireland, where she was a member of its Audit Committee from 2009 to 2011.Heather McSharry holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Studies degree from University College Dublin. Learn more about Heather McSharry on Crunchbase…

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Jerry del Missier

Board of Directors @ Room to Read

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Jerry del Missier is former COO of Barclays Bank Plc and former Co-Chief Executive of Corporate and Investment Banking. Before joining Barclays in 1997, Jerry was the Senior Managing Director of Derivative Products at Bankers Trust, responsible for European Business. Jerry is a former Chairman of the Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and has served on the Boards of the Global Financial Markets Association, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and the Markets Management Group of the International Institute of Finance. He served on the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Queen’s School of Business. Jerry received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and an MBA from Queen’s University, Ontario. Learn more about Jerry del Missier on Crunchbase…

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Chris Bell

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ XLMedia

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Ruth Anderson

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ The Royal Parks

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Ruth Anderson was appointed as a non-executive director in 2011. She is a non-executive director of Ocado plc, Coats plc, Coats Group plc, The Royal Parks – an executive agency of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and a trustee of the charity, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She is a chartered accountant, and held a number of positions in KPMG (UK) from 1976 to 2009, being a member of its board from 1998 to 2004 and Vice Chair from 2005 to 2009. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations and Stay Safe Committees. Learn more about Ruth Anderson on Crunchbase…

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George Theobald

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Flame Tree Group

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George Theobald is a Non-executive Director at FTG Holdings and currently the Chairman of the board. George has been the driving force behind the growth of a number of East African companies spread out across various sectors. George has lived in East Africa since 1983, after a commission in the British Army and a time in London working as a stockbroker. He worked as the General Manager of Lonrho Tanzania Ltd before founding Tatepa Ltd, where he serves as the Managing Director of the publically listed company (the largest smallholder tea and avocado producer in Tanzania). He is also the Chairman of Kariki Group (a group of flower farms) in Kenya and the Chairman of Nomad Group (a chain of safari lodges) in Tanzania. Learn more about George Theobald on Crunchbase…

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Roy Franklin

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Cuadrilla

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Roy Franklin is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Statoil since June 2015. Roy was a Member of the Board of Directors at StatoilHydro from October 2007 and Statoil from November 2009 until June 2013. Roy has previously been the chair of both the board’s safety, sustainability and ethics committee and the board’s audit committee. Roy was also previously a Member of the Board of Directors at StatoilHydro from October 2007 and Statoil from November 2009 until June 2013. Roy is also a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Keller Group plc, a London-based international engineering company and Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Limited, a privately held UK company focusing on unconventional energy sources. Roy is also a Member of the Board of Directors at the Australian oil and gas company Santos Ltd., the private equity firm Kerogen Capital Ltd. and the London-based international engineering company Amec Foster Wheeler. A geologist by training, Roy has over 40 years experience in the oil and gas industry. Roy spent 18 years in various exploration and management positions with BP, before leaving to join Clyde Petroleum plc, where he became Group Managing Director in 1994. Roy subsequently became Chief Executive Officer at Paladin Resources plc, a position he held until the company’s sale to Talisman in 2006. Roy earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Southampton, UK. In 2004, Roy was awarded an Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to the oil and gas industry. Roy is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Cuardrilla since April 2015, having joined the board of Cuadrilla Resources in 2012. Learn more about Roy Franklin on Crunchbase…

Cuadrilla is owned exploration and production company. Read more aboutCuadrilla on Crunchbase…

David Rasche

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ GB Group

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Appointed to the Board in September 2010. He was the founder of SSP Holdings Limited, one of the largest specialist insurance software houses in the world. David has over 40 years IT industry experience with over 35 years at board level in the software and services sectors. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Onyx Group. Learn more about David Rasche on Crunchbase…

GB Group offers a series of solutions that help organisations quickly validate and verify the identity and location of their customers. Read more aboutGB Group on Crunchbase…

John Hughes

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Spectris

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John Hughes CBE has more than 30 years’ experience leading global, high-technology businesses. He has significant experience of managing growth companies, especially those supplying complex solutions and services to business customers and the development of leadership teams. He previously held senior executive positions at Thales Group, Lucent Technologies and Hewlett Packard, and was non-executive chairman of Intec Telecom Systems plc, a non-executive director of Chloride Group plc and the Vitec Group plc. Until 2015 he was executive chairman of Sepura plc. In 2016 he stepped down as executive chairman of Telecity Group plc. Non-executive chairman of Just Eat plc. Non-executive director of CSG International Inc. and Equinix Inc. (both NASDAQ-listed companies). Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society. Learn more about John Hughes on Crunchbase…

Spectris is a supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Read more aboutSpectris on Crunchbase…

Paul Vickery

Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Silicon MicroGravity

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Paul Vickery is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Silicon Microgravity since September 2014. Paul is an experienced Board Director with a background in private equity / venture capital and as an entrepreneur. Paul is the Founder of four university spin outs from Oxford University, Cambridge University, Imperial College and Surrey University; acting as Chairman in three companies and raising a total of £25m over multiple investment rounds. Paul has invested in the oil and gas sector and has extensive experience of serving as a Director in early stage, energy-related companies. As an Investor Paul was a Member of the Board of Directors of 3i plc and led 3i’s activities in Japan as Senior Managing Director. Paul has a B.Sc. in Production Engineering from University of Strathclyde and a Diploma in Japanese Business Studies. Learn more about Paul Vickery on Crunchbase…

Silicon MicroGravity is a company developing novel sensor technology. Read more aboutSilicon MicroGravity on Crunchbase…

Danilo Casadei Massari

Board of Directors @ TargEDys

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Bernie Waldron

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ Servelec Group

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Bernie joined the Company as a Non-Executive Director on 1 November 2013. Bernie has more than 30 years’ experience in the global technology marketplace including positions as director of strategy for IBM Corporation, based in New York, general manager of IBM’s industrial sector business for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Executive Chairman of the former Maersk Data Group of companies, based in Copenhagen. He is now non-executive chair or director of a number of public and private companies. Learn more about Bernie Waldron on Crunchbase…

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Jorge Cosmen

Member of the Board of Directors @ National Express Group

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Jorge Cosmen was appointed to the Board at the time of the ALSA transaction. He was appointed Deputy Company Chairman in October 2008. Jorge Cosmen was Corporate Manager for the ALSA Group from 1995, becoming Chairman in 1999. Between 1986 and 1995, he worked in sales, distribution and banking. He is a Business Administration graduate and has an International MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. He is a Non-Executive Director of Bankia, as well as of other private companies. Learn more about Jorge Cosmen on Crunchbase…

National Express is one of the most recognised brands in the UK. Read more aboutNational Express Group on Crunchbase…

Frances Keeth

Member of the Board of Directors @ Arrow Electronics

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Frances Keeth is a Member of the Board of Directors at Arrow Electronics. Frances was Executive Vice President of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global energy company, from 2005 to 2006 and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Chemicals LP from 2001 to 2006. During her long tenure at Royal Dutch Shell, Frances served in a number of other positions of responsibility, including Executive Vice President, Finance and Business Systems and Executive Vice President, Customer Fulfillment and Product Business Units. Prior to these positions, Frances was Controller and Principal accounting officer of Mobil Corporation. Frances has served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Arrow Electronics, Inc. since 2004 and, in the past five years, she has served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Peabody Energy Corporation. Frances’ career with Shell has provided her with substantial experience in managing worldwide operations and strategic partnerships in a capital-intensive business. Frances’ expertise provides the Board with critical skills in the areas of financial oversight, aligning financial and strategic initiatives, and risk management. Frances has served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Verizon since 2006. Frances is Lead Director, Chair of the Corporate Governance and Policy Committee and a Member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee. Learn more about Frances Keeth on Crunchbase…

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Mark Adorian

Member of the Board of Directors @ Statpro

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Mark was previously Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s Fund Services. Mark co-founded Micropal, the global fund performance analysis company in 1986, becoming their Sales & Marketing Director in 1987. In 1992 he became Managing Director of Micropal, and subsequently in 1997 negotiated the sale of Micropal to Standard & Poor´s, a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies. Between 1999 and 2001, Mark was Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s Fund Services. Mark chairs the Group’s Nominations Committee. Mark’s career in the asset management industry and experience in business growth adds value to the StatPro Board. His understanding of market data in this industry supports the business and strategy. Learn more about Mark Adorian on Crunchbase…

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Stan Kroenke

Board of Directors @ Arsenal Football Club

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Stan Kroenke became the majority shareholder of Arsenal Football Club in April 2011, having previously been appointed to the board of directors in 2008. As the head of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, he owns a number of American sports properties; the Denver Nuggets basketball team, Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer team, St. Louis Rams of the NFL and the Colorado Avalanche ice hockey team in the NHL. He is a real estate developer and also owns the Outdoor Channel and Altitude Sports & Entertainment. Learn more about Stan Kroenke on Crunchbase…

Arsenal Football Club is a multi media production company representing a diverse & exciting international talent roster including Director. Read more aboutArsenal Football Club on Crunchbase…

John Nelson

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ First Hull Trains

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​John has been involved in the rail industry for most of his working life. He has held a number of senior positions including Chief Executive of Network South East and has also headed up the Eastern Region which was responsible for over a quarter of Britain’s rail network. He is currently Chairman of First Class Partnerships – a strategic consultancy business which services the UK and international rail industries. John is also currently a non-executive director of Hull Trains, Marylebone Railway and YourRail Limited. Learn more about John Nelson on Crunchbase…

First Hull Trains is a company that provides train transportation around the Hull and London areas in England. Read more aboutFirst Hull Trains on Crunchbase…

Jane Kingston

Member of the Board of Directors @ National Express Group

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Jane Kingston served as Group Human Resources Director for Compass Group PLC from 2006 until her retirement in 2016. Prior to this, she served as Group Human Resources Director for BPB PLC from 2002 until its acquisition by Saint Gobain SA in 2006. Jane Kingston earlier career in HR has spanned a variety of sectors including engineering and building materials with Enodis PLC and Blue Circle PLC (now Lafarge SA) and garment and textiles with Coats Viyella PLC, as well as the British car industry. JaneKingston has significant international experience, having had responsibility for the people agenda in most parts of the world at some point during her career. Learn more about Jane Kingston on Crunchbase…

National Express is one of the most recognised brands in the UK. Read more aboutNational Express Group on Crunchbase…

David Courtley

Member of the Board of Directors @ Statpro

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David, 59, has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and has held a number of senior management roles including CEO of Phoenix IT Group, CEO of Fujitsu Services and Managing Director of EDS UK.He is currently CEO of Mozaic Services, a private company specialising in IT service integration and is Senior Independent Director of AIM-listed The Science Group plc. David will become Chairman of the Group’s Remuneration Committee. Learn more about David Courtley on Crunchbase…

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Clare Spottiswoode

Member of the Board of Directors @ G4S

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Considerable experience in the public sector, the energy markets and the financial services sector as well as setting up and managing her own businesses. A mathematician and economist by training, worked for the UK Treasury, director general of Ofgas, the UK gas regulator; policyholder advocate for Norwich Union’s with-profits policyholders at Aviva and a member of the Independent Commission on Banking and the Future of Banking Commission. Chairman of Flow Group plc; non-executive director of Ilika plc, Enquest plc, Partnership Assurance Group plc and BW Offshore Limited as well as being a director of a number of private companies. Clare will stand down from the board of Enquest plc in June 2016. Learn more about Clare Spottiswoode on Crunchbase…

G4S is an international security solutions group, focused on BPO sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. Read more aboutG4S on Crunchbase…

Adine Grate

Board of Directors @ Sampo Group

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An executive with extensive TMT and Financial services background. Adine has operated at the top tiers of Nordic based international business for the past two decades. Former Chairperson of NASDAQ OMX Swedish Listing Committee. Vice Chairperson of AP7, a Swedish pension and savings asset management company. A Board member of Sky Plc, Three (Scandinavia), a mobile telecommunications and broadband operator; Sampo OY, a leading financial and insurance institution and Swedavia AB, an airport operator. Formerly Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Investor AB, owner of a number of Nordic based international companies. Learn more about Adine Grate on Crunchbase…

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Stephen Pusey

Member of the Board of Directors @ FireEye

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Stephen Pusey is a Member of the Board of Directors at FireEye since June 2015. Steve has a wealth of international experience as a senior customer facing business technology leader. Steve has over 35 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry in both the wireline and wireless sectors and in business applications and solutions. Steve served as the Group Chief Technology Officer of Vodafone Group Plc from September 2006 to August 2015 and was responsible for defining and leading their global technology strategy and operations for networks, IT and product development. Steve was also a Vodafone Group Plc Board Member from June 2009 to August 2015 and was a Vodafone representative Board Member within the Verizon Wireless partnership. As part of his former role at Vodafone, Steve also sat on or participated in a number of Telecoms and IT industry advisory panels including representing Vodafone for 3 years within the GSMA industry body. Prior to joining Vodafone Group Plc in 2006, Steve held the positions of Executive Vice President and President, Nortel EMEA, and spent several years with British Telecom. Steve is educated in communications and micro-electronics and has attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Learn more about Stephen Pusey on Crunchbase…

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Jasmine Whitbread

Member of the Board of Directors @ BT

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Jasmine was appointed to the Board on 19 January 2011. She is a member of the Committee for Sustainable and Responsible Business and the Audit & Risk Committee. Jasmine joined Save the Children in 2005 and was Chief Executive of Save the Children International from 2010 to December 2015. Jasmine held positions with Oxfam until 2005 and prior to this served as a managing director of Thomson Financial based in the US. She is a non-executive director of Standard Chartered plc and Valldata Group Limited. A British and Swiss dual national. Learn more about Jasmine Whitbread on Crunchbase…

BT provides communications services to consumer and business sectors worldwide. Read more aboutBT on Crunchbase…

Eamonn O’Hare

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ Dialog Semiconductor

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Eamonn joined the Board in May 2014 as an independent non-executive Director. He was appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee in December 2014 and was replaced by Alan Campbell in July 2015. Eamonn has spent over two decades as CFO of some of the world’s fastest-growing consumer and technology businesses. From 2009 to 2013, he was CFO and main board member of the UK’s leading entertainment and communications business, Virgin Media Inc. and led its successful sale to Liberty Global Inc. in 2013. From 2005 to 2009, he served as CFO of the UK operations of one of the world’s largest retailers, Tesco plc. Before joining Tesco he was CFO and Board Director at Energis Communications and led the successful turnaround of this high profile UK telecoms company. Prior to this Eamonn spent ten years at PepsiCo Inc. in a series of senior executive roles in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Eamonn spent the early part of his career in the aerospace industry with companies that included Rolls-Royce PLC and BAE Systems PLC. Learn more about Eamonn O’Hare on Crunchbase…

Dialog Semiconductor makes energy-efficient, highly-integrated, and mixed signal ICs for mobile, IoT, and solid state lighting applications. Read more aboutDialog Semiconductor on Crunchbase…

Tim Stafford

Board of directors @ Reward Finance Group

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Reward Finance Group offers a finance solutions that is put together to meet specific business needs. Read more aboutReward Finance Group on Crunchbase…

Perry Karsen

Member of the Board of Directors @ Sonoma Land Trust

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Perry Karsen, Chairman of Pliant’s Board of Directors, served most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics from May 2013 until his retirement at the end of 2015. While at Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, Karsen served in a variety of executive roles, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Senior Vice President and Head of Worldwide Business Development, and President of Asia/Pacific Region. Prior to Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearl Therapeutics, a privately held biotechnology company subsequently acquired by Astra-Zeneca, from February 2009 until July 2010. He was also a General Partner at Pequot Ventures from 2000 to 2003, focusing on investments in biotechnology and medical devices. Karsen currently serves on the Board of Directors of several privately and publicly held biotechnology companies, including Jounce Therapeutics, Voyager Therapeutics, Agios Pharmaceuticals, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Alliqua BioMedical, The Gladstone Foundation and The Sonoma Land Trust. He is a past member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM). Karsen holds a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana, an M.A. in teaching biology from Duke University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Learn more about Perry Karsen on Crunchbase…

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Dennis Millard

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Connect Group

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Dennis’ former appointments include Chairman of Connect Group plc, Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of Premier Farnell plc, Chief Financial Officer of Cookson Group plc, Finance Director of Medeva plc and a member of the Economic Affairs Committee of the CBI. Dennis has a broad commercial and financial experience in the retail, service, distribution and manufacturing sectors in the UK and internationally. Dennis is a member of the South African Instituted of Chartered Accountants and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town. Learn more about Dennis Millard on Crunchbase…

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Kevin Newport

Member of Board of Directors @ Team Telecom Group

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Kevin Newport joined the group in October 2015 when he was appointed CEO of Affini Technology Ltd. Kevin has a track record that includes senior roles in technology and media sectors with: BBC, Technicolor, Siemens Ernst &Young and Capgemini Group.He brings high level strategic management and leadership experience with telcos and “Big Four” global management consultancies. He has a world class knowledge of telecoms, broadcast and professional services gained in a career spanning over 30 years. Learn more about Kevin Newport on Crunchbase…

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Selby Knox

Board of Directors @ Hubbub

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Selby had 35 years experience within the University of Bristol, including 15 in senior management positions. He was Head of the School of Chemistry from 1992-2001, before joining the senior management team of the University as Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for resources (Finance and Estates) from 2004 – 08. Learn more about Selby Knox on Crunchbase…

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Simon Hellier

Member of the Board of Directors @ GLOBALDRUM

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Simon Hellier is a Founder at GLOBALDRUM. Learn more about Simon Hellier on Crunchbase…

GLOBALDRUM enables secure mobile-to-mobile social interaction for enterprises and their audiences. Read more aboutGLOBALDRUM on Crunchbase…

Nick Burns

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Capita Employee Benefits

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Nick has been a pioneer in the Employee Benefits industry for over 25 years. He created and led Bluefin Corporate Consulting, a new challenger brand in the sector. He then led the merger of Bluefin with Capita Hartshead to create Capita Employee Benefits which is now the world’s largest UK–owned Employee Benefits organisation. Learn more about Nick Burns on Crunchbase…

Capita Employee Benefits which is now the world’s largest UK–owned Employee Benefits organisation. Read more aboutCapita Employee Benefits on Crunchbase…

Isabel Hudson

Member of the Board of Directors @ BT

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Isabel joined the BT Board on 1 November 2014 and is chair of the BT Pensions Committee and the Equality of Access Board. Isabel is also a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee. Isabel joined the NHBC Board on 1 June 2011 as Deputy Chairman, and was appointed Chairman in November 2011. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Phoenix Group Holdings and Standard Life. Isabel was previously an Executive Director of Prudential’s UK business and Chairman of Prudential International Assurance between 2002 and 2006, and established and served as Chief Executive of specialised pension buyout firm Synesis Life from 2006 to 2008. Isabel also held positions as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Eureko from 1999 to 2002, and was the International Development Director for GE Insurance Holdings Limited from 1996 to 1999. Further Non-Executive Director positions held have included, MGM Advantage, The Pension Regulator and QBE Insurance Group. Isabel is also an ambassador for the disability charity, SCOPE. Learn more about Isabel Hudson on Crunchbase…

BT provides communications services to consumer and business sectors worldwide. Read more aboutBT on Crunchbase…

Larry Hirst

Member of the Senior Board of Directors @ Mitie

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Larry Hirst joined the Board in January 2011. He is the former Chairman of IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa. He retired from IBM in 2010 having previously held a wide range of senior positions since joining the company in 1977. He currently chairs the Imperial College Data Science Institute Advisory Board. He is the Senior Independent Director at MITIE Group plc and an Ambassador to Everywoman and Black British Business. Former roles include being a UK Business Ambassador, a Commissioner for the Commission for Employment and Skills, and Chair of e-skills UK (the UK Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology) and he was also on the International Advisory Board for British Airways. He was awarded a CBE in 2006. Learn more about Larry Hirst on Crunchbase…

Mitie is a strategic outsourcing company that provides facilities, property, and energy management for public and private sector businesses. Read more aboutMitie on Crunchbase…

Godfrey Ainsworth

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors @ IQE

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Godfrey Ainsworth qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was employed by Coopers & Lybrand before becoming an audit partner and then corporate finance partner with Spicer & Oppenheim. He founded Gambit Corporate Finance in 1992, a practice specialising in the provision of corporate finance services where he was Managing Partner until his retirement from the firm on 30 November 2009. He has held several Non-Executive Directorship appointments, including assignments for 3i plc and the Welsh Development Agency. He has provided advice to IQE (formerly EPI) since its inception and was appointed to the Board in 1997. He was appointed to the Board of IQE Plc in April 1999, and was appointed chairman in February 2002. Learn more about Godfrey Ainsworth on Crunchbase…

IQE is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced semiconductor wafer products. Read more aboutIQE on Crunchbase…

Ann Simon

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ Lumacron Technology Ltd

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Ann Simon has worked in finance, particulary in the life sciences and technology sectors, since 1985. Ann is currently a Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Scientific Digital Imaging (where she chairs the audit committee) and Lumacron and is providing consultancy in the areas of finance, strategic planning, enablement and funding to development-stage life sciences companies including Peptinnovate and OBS Medical. Over the past 15 years Ann has held roles including chairman of OBS Medical and Chief Financial Officer of Pyreos, mLED, Sphere Medical Holding, Genosis, Mirada Solutions, NextGen Sciences, e-San and Bioglan Pharma. Prior to that Ann undertook corporate finance advisory work at Cazenove & Co. over more than a decade for clients ranging from start-ups to FTSE100 companies. Ann has managed IPOs (London full list and AIM), corporate acquisitions and trade sales and fund raisings in the public and private markets. Ann was on the FSA’s Financial Information Theme Team from 2002 to 2003. Ann earned her Ph.D. and B.A. degrees in Physics from the University of Cambridge. Learn more about Ann Simon on Crunchbase…

Lumacron’s products target the monitoring of next generation packet-optical networks. Read more aboutLumacron Technology Ltd on Crunchbase…

Paul McCourt

Member of Board of Directors @ Menzies Distribution

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Paul joined Menzies Distribution in 2014 from Ingenico Northern Europe (Ingenico NER) where he was Finance and Operations Director. Paul brings a wealth of senior financial and commercial management experience having also spent 10 years with PWC as a senior manager followed by 3 years at Grant Thornton as a Director. Learn more about Paul McCourt on Crunchbase…

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Coline McConville

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors & Chair Person of the Remuneration Committee @ Travis Perkins

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Coline McConville was appointed as a non-executive director on 1 February 2015. Coline is currently a non-executive director of TUI AG, Inchcape PLC, Fevertree Drinks PLC, UTV Media PLC and Wembley National Stadium Limited and was formerly a non-executive director of Shed Media PLC and HBOS PLC, and a global advisor and director of Grant Thornton International Limited. Previous to that Coline was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer Europe of Clear Channel International Limited. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar. Coline chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nominations and Audit committees. Learn more about Coline McConville on Crunchbase…

Travis Perkins plc, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the UK’s leading companies in the builders’ merchanting and home improvement market. Read more aboutTravis Perkins on Crunchbase…

John Pluthero

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ MyAppConverter

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Chris Stibbs

Member of Board of Directors @ The Economist Group

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The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. Read more aboutThe Economist Group on Crunchbase…

Rory Curran

Member of the Board of Directors @ Statpro

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Rory, 57, been in the IT industry for many years. Rory co-founded 1st Software, one of the first companies to use technology as a financial planning tool for building long-term client relationships in financial services companies. The business was sold in 2006. Rory left in 2008 and has since been a director and investor in a number of technology companies.He is currently a non-executive director of Andromeda Enterprises (trading as Ecodesk) and Sammedia Limited, both cloud-based technology businesses. Learn more about Rory Curran on Crunchbase…

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Dan Foreman

Chair Of The Board Of Directors @ Zappi

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Zappi helps global brands make faster and better decisions to drive business growth. Read more aboutZappi on Crunchbase…

Nick Taylor

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ Merityre Specialists

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Nick began his commercial career as a graduate trainee in the aerospace and medical divisions of Smiths Industries plc. In 1979 he founded Harvard Public Relations, which went on to become one of Europe’s leading TMT consultancies with offices in London, Paris and Munich. Following Harvard’s acquisition by Chime in 2000, Nick joined Chime and is involved in a number of Chime’s overseas businesses, Chime Ventures (investments and start ups) and Chime’s M&A activity. Nick is a Non-Executive Director of Merityre Specialists. Learn more about Nick Taylor on Crunchbase…

We are a leading provider of tyres, exhausts and brakes and offer great prices and friendly, highly trained staff. Read more aboutMerityre Specialists on Crunchbase…

Kevin Keegan

Board of Directors @ CarLabs

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Torquato Bertani

Member Board of Directors @ Tanaza

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Tony Ball

Member of the Board of Directors @ BT

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Tony was appointed to the Board on 16 July 2009. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominating & Governance and Technology Committees. Tony Ball is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Kabel Deutschland GmbH, Germany’s largest cable operator. He is also a board member of the Olympic Delivery Authority for the 2012 London Olympic Games and a non-executive director of both the British Telecom Group plc and the Spanish cable company ONO SA. He served as Chief Executive of BSkyB from 1999 to 2003 and led the company through the strongest period of growth in its history, doubling the number of subscribers and converting the entire base to digital. Prior to this he spent a number of years working in the USA where he was the Chief Executive Officer of FOX/LIBERTY Networks, which included the FX Networks, Fox SportsNet and over 20 Regional Sports Channels throughout the USA. He also served as President of Fox Sports International where he oversaw the creation and the operation of sports television businesses in North America, Latin America, Asia and Australia. Before going to the USA he held a number of senior positions in UK broadcasting, starting his career as a broadcasting engineer at Thames Television. He is a Director of Pure Gym Limited and senior advisor to Providence Equity Partners and Chairman of the Advisory Council of Portland PR. Learn more about Tony Ball on Crunchbase…

BT provides communications services to consumer and business sectors worldwide. Read more aboutBT on Crunchbase…

Lord Rothermere

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ DMG Media

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Lord Rothermere has been Chairman of DMGT and a Non-Executive Director of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC since 1998. Lord Rothermere worked at the International Herald Tribune in Paris and the Mirror Group before moving to Northcliffe Newspapers Group in 1995. In 1997 Lord Rothermere became Managing Director of the Evening Standard. Learn more about Lord Rothermere on Crunchbase…

DMG media is a consumer media company engaged in print and online newspaper publishing. Read more aboutDMG Media on Crunchbase…

Sue Farr

Member of the Board of Directors @ Acesys Technologies

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Sue is a Special Adviser at Chime, a company that she originally joined in 2003 as Chairman of the Marketing Services Division. Prior to joining Chime Sue held a number of senior marketing and communications positions, including; Director of Marketing BBC, Corporate Affairs Director of Thames Television and Director of Communications of Vauxhall Motors. Sue holds a number of non-executive positions and currently serves on the Boards of Dairy Crest plc, BAT plc, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc and Accsys Technologies. She was previously a Trustee of the Historic Royal Palaces and Chairman of both The Marketing Society and the Marketing Group of Great Britain. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Bedford in 2011. Learn more about Sue Farr on Crunchbase…

Acesys Technologies is a company that helps clients with web designing and development. Read more aboutAcesys Technologies on Crunchbase…

John Armitt

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ National Express Group

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Sir John Armitt is chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, the body responsible for the venues, infrastructure and transport for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Since November 2012 he has also been a member of the Airports Commission, which is to present options to the government to maintain the UK’s status as an international hub for aviation. Sir John has extensive experience in the construction and transport sectors. Previously, he was chief executive of Network Rail (2002–2007) and of Railtrack plc (from 2001). From 1986 to 1993 he was chairman of Laing’s international and civil engineering divisions, a company he joined as a graduate in 1966. From 1993 to 1997 he was chief executive of Union Railways, the company responsible for development of the high-speed Channel Tunnel rail link. In 1997 he became chief executive of Costain, a position he held until 2001. Sir John is chairman of National Express Group and of City and Guilds. He is also deputy chairman of the Berkeley Group and a member of the board of Transport for London. He is a former chairman of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and vice-president of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Learn more about John Armitt on Crunchbase…

National Express is one of the most recognised brands in the UK. Read more aboutNational Express Group on Crunchbase…

Richard Whitley

Member of the Board of Directors @ Gilead Sciences

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Whitley joined Gilead’s Board of Directors in 2008. He is a Distinguished Professor, Loeb Scholar Chair in Pediatrics; Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Senior Scientist, Department of Gene Therapy; Senior Scientist, Cancer Research and Training Center; Associate Director for Clinical Studies, Center for AIDS Research; and Co-Director, Center for Emerging Infections and Emergency Preparedness (CEIEP) for the institution. Whitley has held responsibility for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Collaborative Antiviral Study Group, is a past President of the International Society of Antiviral Research, chairs the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Infectious Diseases of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is President of the Board of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Learn more about Richard Whitley on Crunchbase…

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Joachim Ogland

Member of Board of Directors @ Com Hem

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Joachim Ogland was European leverage buyout transactions for Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and management consultant at McKinsey & Co. Learn more about Joachim Ogland on Crunchbase…

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Raymond O’Hare

Member of the Board of Directors @ Exception

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Raymond has held a number of high profile board positions in Scotland including, Chairman of the IOD, board member of Young Scot, and member of the Government’s Skills Utilisation Leadership Group. He is currently on the boards of a number of ambitious and growing SMEs, as well as being a member of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) board of management and member of the government’s National Economic Forum. Raymond worked for Microsoft for over 12 years and was the corporation’s director for Scotland for five and a half years. Learn more about Raymond O’Hare on Crunchbase…

Exception is an IT Consultancy and Services company that collaborates with many of the UK’s largest companies and Government organisations. Read more aboutException on Crunchbase…

Yuri Mikhalev

Board of Directors @ Volpi Capital

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Richard Horn

Member of the Board of Directors @ Nautilus

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Richard Horn, was elected to our Board in December 2007. Richard Horn is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Horn has been a private investor since February 2002. Richard Horn was general manager of the PetsHotel Division of PetSmart, Inc., a company that provides products, services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets, from April 2001 through February 2002. From January 1999 through March 2001, he was Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of PetSmart.com, Inc. and from July 1994 until December 1998, he was Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of PetSmart, Inc. From 1992 to 1994, Richard Horn was Chief Financial Officer of Weisheimer Companies, Inc., a chain of retail pet supply stores. Richard Horn was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), an international public accounting and business consulting firm, from 1980 to 1992. Richard Horn serves on the Board of Trustees of Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Saint Joseph’s Westgate Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Fiesta Bowl. Our Board has determined that Mr. Horn has the requisite experience and expertise to be a director of Nautilus. As a former retail merchandising and direct-marketing executive, former Chief Financial Officer and a former partner at Coopers & Lybrand, RichardHorn brings particular expertise to our Board in the areas of direct marketing sales, consumer product merchandising and retail trade, service industries, investor relations, financial reporting, accounting and auditing for complex multinational operations. Learn more about Richard Horn on Crunchbase…

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Diane Diacon

Member of the Board of Directors @ BSHF

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Diane Diacon is the Director of the Building and Social Housing Foundation, an independent charity carrying out research into housing, both in the UK and internationally. She represents the United Kingdom on the European Liaison Committee for Social Housing and has published widely in housing related areas. Diane is also a non-executive director of a regional rural housing provider and a local charity addressing domestic violence. Learn more about Diane Diacon on Crunchbase…

BSHF is an independent not-for-profit organisation working around the world. Read more aboutBSHF on Crunchbase…

Mark Gracey

Board of Directors @ Zinwave UK

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Mark is a Principal at SEP and considers information technology investments with a particular focus on software and e-commerce. Before joining SEP, Mark founded and ran the European operations of network security OEM, Sensory Networks. Mark has an engineering background and previous roles include researching high speed semiconductors with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and the University of California as well as acting as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, including Boeing’s space programme. Mark led SEP’s investments in social network analytics business SocialBro and cloud-based hotel management and reservation software business hetras and holds board positions with both companies. Learn more about Mark Gracey on Crunchbase…

Zinwave UK is a global provider of wideband active distributed antenna systems for in-building wireless coverage. Read more aboutZinwave UK on Crunchbase…

Henrietta Marsh

Member of Board of Directors @ Alternative Networks

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Henrietta Marsh joined the Board as a non-executive Director on 6 June 2014. She has significant public company experience, having served as a non-executive director (and chairing the Remuneration Committee) at Dods (Group) PLC from April 2012 to November 2014, been an independent non-executive director at Acal plc since May 2013 and chairing the Remuneration Committee since October 2014, and since January 2014 been a non-executive Director of Electric World plc where she is appointed by Living Bridge Equity Partners. She is also a Director of Henrietta Marsh Consulting Limited. Previously, Henrietta was a director of 3i plc where she worked as a fund manager and in private equity for 14 years. She was also a fund manager at Living Bridge Equity Partners responsible for all AIM investments. Henrietta was the founder chairman of the AIM VCT Managers Group and is a member of the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Advisory Group. Learn more about Henrietta Marsh on Crunchbase…

Alternative is a leading provider of IT solutions to UK businesses from device to datacentre. Read more aboutAlternative Networks on Crunchbase…

Stephen Harapiak

Member of the Board of Directors @ Coreworx

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Steve Harapiak has spent his entire career in the minerals industry. His experience in the uranium, potash, base metal, and gold sectors spans the entire range of activity – from engineering, construction, and project management to operation of mining, milling, and refining facilities. He has served in senior executive positions for major Canadian companies, including Noranda, Denison Mines and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan where he was President and CEO. His international experience includes major mineral projects in Chile, Cuba, Russia, Zambia, and also in Kazakhstan, where he served as Senior Vice President of Kazzinc, a Glencore company. Steve has been a consultant to the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group), overseeing mining supply chain development projects in Russia. His previous directorships include Belmoral Gold Mines, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Khan Resources Inc. and Software Innovation. He has served on various industry, government, professional, and educational advisory boards, is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, and is also former president of the CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum). Learn more about Stephen Harapiak on Crunchbase…

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Lord Harris

Board of Directors @ Arsenal Football Club

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Lord Harris of Peckham was appointed to the Arsenal board in November 2005. One of Britain’s longest-serving retailers, Lord Harris took over his family run carpet business aged 15. He went on to found Carpetright in 1988, where he played a central role until announcing his retirement in 2014. Lord Harris is a keen philanthropist, supporting a number of charities and projects that help young people to fulfil their potential. Learn more about Lord Harris on Crunchbase…

Arsenal Football Club is a multi media production company representing a diverse & exciting international talent roster including Director. Read more aboutArsenal Football Club on Crunchbase…

John Daly

Member of the Board of Directors @ G4S

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After an early career in sales and marketing with Schering-Plough, Pennwalt Corporation, Bristol-Myers Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson, joined British American Tobacco (BAT) in 1994. Held various executive leadership positions at BAT over the course of 20 years in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Most recent positions at BAT were Chief Operating Officer (from 2010 to 2014) and Regional Director for Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong (from 2004 to 2010). Non-executive director of Wolseley plc and Britvic plc. Learn more about John Daly on Crunchbase…

G4S is an international security solutions group, focused on BPO sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. Read more aboutG4S on Crunchbase…

Jeremy Gibbs

Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Scientific Digital Imaging (SDI)

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Jeremy Gibbs is a Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Scientific Digital Imaging (SDI) since June 2008. Jeremy was a Chief Executive Officer at Adaptivity Limited, a corporate finance boutique. Jeremy’s early career saw him obtaining management and consultancy positions in British Rail Engineering Limited, Edwards High Vacuum International and The BOC Group plc, all engineering or technology driven companies. Jeremy was a Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Futuremedia plc from 1997 to 2001 and its Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1998 to 2001. Futuremedia was listed on NASDAQ. Jeremy was a Member of the Board of Directors at Synoptics from 2001 to 2008. Jeremy graduated (B.A. & M.A.) from Oxford University in 1978 in Engineering Science, subsequently qualifying as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Chartered Electrical Engineer. Learn more about Jeremy Gibbs on Crunchbase…

Scientific Digital Imaging designs and manufactures digital imaging technology. Read more aboutScientific Digital Imaging (SDI) on Crunchbase…

Ashley Steel

Member of the Board of Directors @ National Express Group

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Ashley Steel is a former Vice Chairman at KPMG and was Global Chair for its transport, leisure and logistics practice until her retirement from the firm in September 2014. Ashley Steel has significant international experience and has advised numerous FTSE and Fortune 500 boards. Her other sector experience includes professional services, technology, media, business services and healthcare. Ashley Steel is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Civil Aviation Authority and serves on the International Business Advisory Board at British Airways. She is also Special Adviser to a global aviation technology company owned by Warburg Pincus and an Independent Non-Executive Director to global law firm, Ince & Co. Ashley has a PhD in Management from Henley Business School. Learn more about Ashley Steel on Crunchbase…

National Express is one of the most recognised brands in the UK. Read more aboutNational Express Group on Crunchbase…

Lynn Rothschild

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ The Economist Group

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LAppointed as a non-executive director in October 2002. A non-executive director of the Estée Lauder Companies and a trustee of the Eranda Foundation, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the McCain Institute for International Leadership. Learn more about Lynn Rothschild on Crunchbase…

The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. Read more aboutThe Economist Group on Crunchbase…

Karen Roy

Chief Strategy Officer & Member of the Board of Directors @ Phlexglobal

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Karen Roy graduated as a Pharmacist in South Africa and entered the Pharmaceutical Industry working for Eli Lilly in Sales. In 1992, she moved into Clinical Research in the UK with Chiltern International, initially managing the Clinical Development Department. Latterly she started up and globally managed a new and novel group, EDC Solutions. In 2007, Karen joined Phlexglobal as Chief Business Development Officer and moved into her current role as Senior Vice President, Client Solutions in 2015. With her clinical and EDC background, Karen has also taken on a lead role in Phlexglobal’s electronic Trial Master File initiative, to promote, develop and implement support of Client eTMF systems as well as Phlexglobal’s eTMF Solution – PhlexEview. Karen also co-chairs the DIA TMF Reference Model, an industry driven initiative to standardize the content, naming and structure of Trial Master Files. Learn more about Karen Roy on Crunchbase…

Established in 1997 Phlexglobal delivers a specialist comprehensive service for all administrative aspects of the clinical trial process Read more aboutPhlexglobal on Crunchbase…

Lisa Charles-Jones

Member of the Board of Directors @ Your Move

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Lisa worked for LSL Property Services plc for 13 years, which is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, firstly as Head of HR and for the last ten years as Group HR Director. Lisa is also a director of Keyfund Federation Limited and was a director of Reeds Rains Limited and Your-Move.co.uk Limited. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds an MBA from the University of Durham. Learn more about Lisa Charles-Jones on Crunchbase…

Your Move assists and provides its customers with financial services to find, buy, sell, and rent real-estate properties. Read more aboutYour Move on Crunchbase…

Stoyan Smoukov

Co-Principal Investigator & Board of Directors @ Xanofi

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Stoyan was co-principal investigator in the development of the Xanofi technology. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from Northwestern University. Stoyan has 10 years of polymer research and engineering experience and the past 6 years spent specifically on nanoscience and nanofiber technology. Learn more about Stoyan Smoukov on Crunchbase…

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Martin Burke

Founding Member of the Board of Directors & Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Exception

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Martin is a founding director of Exception and also serves as chairman. His responsibilities include strategic development of the business, consulting services, digital, and technology delivery. Martin is also responsible for Waracle, an Exception Group company, who provide mobile app solutions and services. Having worked on both the client and service side of the industry throughout his career, Martin has extensive experience of technology transformation across a number of sectors. Learn more about Martin Burke on Crunchbase…

Exception is an IT Consultancy and Services company that collaborates with many of the UK’s largest companies and Government organisations. Read more aboutException on Crunchbase…

Marjorie Scardino

Member of the Board of Directors @ Twitter

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Marjorie Scardino served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Pearson PLC, a publishing and education company, from 1997 to 2012.From 1985 to 1997, Marjorie Scardino served in several roles at The Economist Group, a media company, including as Chief Executive Officer. Marjorie Scardino served on the board of directors of Nokia Corporation, a telecommunications company, from 2001 to April 2013. Scardino holds a B.A. in Psychology from Baylor University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.Scardino was selected to serve on our board of directors because of the strength of her extensive knowledge of the media industry and her global business experience. Learn more about Marjorie Scardino on Crunchbase…

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Philip Rowley

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Livestation

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Philip Rowley joined the Board in January 2005 and will be retiring at the 2014 AGM. He was Chairman and CEO of AOL Europe, the internet services and web brands provider until February 2007 and Chairman of HMV Group plc until early 2013. He is a qualified chartered accountant and was Group Finance Director of Kingfisher plc from 1998 to 2000 and Deputy CEO and CFO of the General Merchandise Division until 2001. Prior to that, his roles included EVP, Chief Financial Officer of EMI Music Worldwide. Learn more about Philip Rowley on Crunchbase…

Livestation is an online platform that distributes live television and radio broadcasts over a data network. Read more aboutLivestation on Crunchbase…

Eleanor Sykes

Board of directors @ Mwabu

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Mwabu creates modern, interactive, enquiry based learning content Read more aboutMwabu on Crunchbase…

William Knight

Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Myanmar Investments International (MIL)

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Catherine Beech

Board of Directors @ Exonate

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Exonate is a biotech company spun out of the University of Nottingham that is focused on alternative splicing of (VEGF) in ophthalmology. Read more aboutExonate on Crunchbase…

Nigel Kilpatrick

Board of directors @ Roc Technologies

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Roc Technologies is a multi-award winning business and technology services provider. Read more aboutRoc Technologies on Crunchbase…

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