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Top Influencers: 95 UK Non Executive Director’s To Follow in 2022

Non Executive Director play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Non Executive Director role. We have selected these Non Executive Director’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 Non Executive Director’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Darren Shapland

Non Executive Director @ Ferguson plc

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Darren is Chairman of Poundland Group plc and was appointed Chairman of Maplin Electronics Limited in August 2014, Chairman of Topps Tiles Plc in March 2015 and Chairman of Notonthehighstreet.com in June 2015. He retired from his position as a Non Executive Director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Ladbrokes Plc on 24 September 2015. Between 2012 and 2013 he was Chief Executive Officer of Carpetright Plc. Prior to that, Mr Shapland was J Sainsbury plc Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2010 and Group Development Director from 2010 to 2011. He was also Chairman of Sainsbury’s Bank. Previously, Mr Shapland was Group Finance Director of Carpetright plc between 2002 and 2005, Finance Director of Superdrug Stores plc between 2000 and 2002 and held a variety of positions with the Burton Group and Arcadia. Learn more about Darren Shapland on Crunchbase…

Ferguson plc an international business, operating group’s strength is to operate strong national businesses in home markets. Read more aboutFerguson plc on Crunchbase…

Andy Phillipps

Non Executive Director @ Thought Machine

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Andy Phillipps is the Advisor, IC and Venture Partner at IQ Capital. Learn more about Andy Phillipps on Crunchbase…

Thought Machine is a Fintech company that builds cloud-native technology to revolutionize core banking. Read more aboutThought Machine on Crunchbase…

Richard Little

Non Executive Director @ Thought Machine

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Thought Machine is a Fintech company that builds cloud-native technology to revolutionize core banking. Read more aboutThought Machine on Crunchbase…

Faisal Galaria

Board Member & Non Executive Director @ Green Man Gaming

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Faisal Galaria is the CEO of Blippar the Augmented Reality company. He previously served as Global Head of Business Development at Spotify Limited, as Managing Director of Europe and Asia at Kayak and was early member of the Skype team. At Skype as Director of Europe, he was responsible for key partnerships across the US, Europe the Middle East, with companies such as Sony, Bebo, British Telecom, Dixons and HP. Prior to joining Skype, he was a member of the Policy Executive of the UK’s telecom and media regulator Ofcom. At Ofcom, he played a senior role in the high-profile negotiation and valuation of distribution rights for Premier League Football and co-authored the Telecoms Strategy Review. He started his career in wireless and Internet consulting and was a senior member of Cluster Consulting, which was acquired by Diamond Technology Partners (NASDAQ: DTPI) for $930 million in 2000. He has been educated across Europe and graduated with honors from UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) with a Bachelor’s in Management Sciences in the UK. He also holds an MBA from IESE in Spain. Learn more about Faisal Galaria on Crunchbase…

Green Man Gaming is a global pure play e-commerce and technology business in the video games industry. Read more aboutGreen Man Gaming on Crunchbase…

Mary Basterfield

Non Executive Director, Vice Chair, Senior Independent Director & Audit Chair @ The Royal Free

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The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust runs three hospitals in London, England. Read more aboutThe Royal Free on Crunchbase…

Aidene Walsh

Non Executive Director @ Payment Systems Regulator

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Payment Systems Regulator is the economic regulator for the payment systems industry in the UK. Read more aboutPayment Systems Regulator on Crunchbase…

Bonamy Grimes

Non Executive Director @ Decidz

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Decidz is a simple app designed to help you meet up and do things with friends. Read more aboutDecidz on Crunchbase…

Chris Wood

Non Executive Director @ MiNA Therapeutics

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Chris Wood has more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology sector, having founded, managed and successfully exited 4 companies. Chris is Executive Chairman and Medical Director of NuCana. He was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Bioenvision Inc from 1999, and under his leadership Bioenvision grew from a modest entrepreneurial venture to a leading biotech company (NASDAQ: BIV), with a market capitalisation of $345 million. Bioenvision was acquired by Genzyme Corporation in October 2007. Chris was co-founder of Medirace Ltd, a start up biotechnology company, which later became Medeva PLC, traded on the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange, and was acquired by Celltech Group PLC (now UCB) for £554 million. Chris Wood is an honorary Professor at Imperial College London, holds an M.D. from the University of Wales School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Chris Wood’s specialty interests are Cancer and Molecular Biology and he has acquired an international reputation for his published work in these areas. Learn more about Chris Wood on Crunchbase…

MiNA Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapeutic medicines to harness gene activation mechanisms. Read more aboutMiNA Therapeutics on Crunchbase…

Marek Gumienny

Non Executive Director @ Sharedband Limited

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IP layer bonding company, headquartered in Ipswich, UK Read more aboutSharedband Limited on Crunchbase…

Nathalie Gaveau

Non Executive Director @ Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

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Nathalie is a successful tech entrepreneur and an expert in e-commerce and digital transformation, mobile, data and social marketing. She featured as part of the Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech in Europe, which debuted in 2018. Nathalie has co-founded and developed various e-commerce and mobile platforms in Europe and Asia. She co-founded and managed Shopcade (sold to Lagardère Group), which develops and manages marketplaces for large media publications. She was also Co-founder and Managing Director for Priceminister, a leading online French marketplace for second-hand and discounted trading in consumer goods. Nathalie’s previous roles include Interactive Business Director of the TBWA Tequila Group while based in Hong Kong, working with clients on their digital strategy and communications, and Asia Pacific E-business and CRM Manager for Club Med. She started her career in finance at Lazard as a Financial Analyst in the M&A department. She is MBA-qualified with 15-years international experience. Nathalie is a Non-executive Director of Coca-Cola European Partners, Calida Group (a global apparel group) and HEC Paris (an internationally recognised leader of education and research in management sciences). She actively supports the HEC Foundation for education scholarships, advanced academic research and innovative teaching tools. Learn more about Nathalie Gaveau on Crunchbase…

We’re Coca-Cola Europacific Partners – we make, move & sell some of your favourite brands across Europe, Australia & Pacific. Read more aboutCoca-Cola Europacific Partners on Crunchbase…

Ryan O’Rorke

Non Executive Director @ Flavourly

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Ryan O’Rorke is Founder at Flavourly. Learn more about Ryan O’Rorke on Crunchbase…

Flavourly is the UK’s leading craft beer & spirits discovery club and also operates an eCommerce shop serving all craft alcohol categories. Read more aboutFlavourly on Crunchbase…

Vince Gunn

Non Executive Director and Shareholder @ Pagazzi Lighting

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Vince Gunn has served as Managing Director of Crocs Europe since arriving at the company in October 2011. Mr. Gunn currently oversees Crocs’ European business, encompassing the wholesale, retail and e-commerce operations. Prior to joining Crocs, Mr. Gunn held senior roles at The Body Shop International, including Head of Global Retail and Managing Director at The Body Shop UK. He also served on the Board of Thomson Travel Group and Mothercare as Retail Development and Operations Director, developing a number of new retail concepts and brand repositioning projects. At Blackwell UK, Mr. Gunn served as Chief Executive Officer and secured numerous industry accreditations for the company, including Bookselling Company of the Year and Retail Chain of the Year. In addition, Mr. Gunn ran his own consultancy and delivered turnaround and special projects for leading brands including Virgin Group and KRM AG – ECCO Group. Additionally, Mr. Gunn currently serves on the board for Pagazzi Lighting. Learn more about Vince Gunn on Crunchbase…

Pagazzi Lighting is an online retailer offering lighting and mirrors. Read more aboutPagazzi Lighting on Crunchbase…

Oliver Bryssau

Non Executive Director @ Origin Broadband

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Origin Broadband is an award-winning Internet Service Provider Read more aboutOrigin Broadband on Crunchbase…

Doug Oppenheim

Non Executive Director – Advisor @ RwHealth

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Doug is a Managing Partner of Fram Investment Partners. He moved into private equity in 2002 having previously worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Merrill Lynch. A significant proportion of Doug’s career has been focused on investing in and building businesses in healthcare. With interests spanning both the clinical and digital domains, Doug is passionate about the power of technology to transform both health outcomes and the affordability of care. He currently serves on the board of Healthcare at Home, which with 200,000 patients is the UK’s largest provider of complex clinical care in the home; he previously served on the board of Dedalus, one of Europe’s largest health software groups. Doug graduated from Cambridge University with first class honours. He has travelled extensively in the polar regions and has skied to the South Pole. He serves as Chairman of the British Exploring Society, a youth development charity established in 1932. Learn more about Doug Oppenheim on Crunchbase…

RwHealth is a provider of healthcare ML and AI driven patient flow, predictive analytics and insights platform in the UK, US and AUZ. Read more aboutRwHealth on Crunchbase…

Margherita Della Valle

Non Executive Director @ Centrica

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Margherita Della Valle, Chief Financial Officer, was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Vodafone Group PLC Board on 27 July 2018. Margherita’s previous roles within Vodafone were Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2018, Group Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officer for Vodafone’s European region and Chief Financial Officer for Vodafone Italy. She joined Omnitel Pronto Italia – which later became Vodafone Italy – in 1994 and held various consumer marketing positions in business analytics and customer base management before moving to finance. Margherita is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Centrica Plc. Learn more about Margherita Della Valle on Crunchbase…

Centrica is a multinational energy and services company developing innovative solutions, offers, and products. Read more aboutCentrica on Crunchbase…

Clive John

Non Executive Director @ Development Bank of Wales

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Clive has over 25 years’ experience in the private equity industry and spent a significant part of this as a senior director of Lloyds TSB Development Capital (LDC). He has considerable experience of investing in and growing private companies across many sectors, in many cases as a board member. Since leaving LDC he has chaired a thriving diagnostic business, worked with the BVCA in training private equity executives and acted as advisor to a major hedge fund. Learn more about Clive John on Crunchbase…

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Edward Asseily

Non Executive Director @ EGT Holdings

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Andrew Diplock

Angel Investor & Non Executive Director @ Marine Power Systems

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Andrew Diplock is the Angel Investor and Non-Executive Director at Marine Power Systems.he also the Founder and Managing Director at Utility and Environmental Solutions. Learn more about Andrew Diplock on Crunchbase…

Marine Power Systems Ltd (MPS) develops wave power technology. Read more aboutMarine Power Systems on Crunchbase…

Ishbel Macpherson

Non executive director @ Dechra Pharmaceuticals

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Michelle Senecal de Fonseca

Non Executive Director @ FDM Group

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Michelle Senecal de Fonseca has developed a career of more than 25 years in international telecommunications and technology by managing large-scale corporations and small entrepreneurial start-ups owned by both the public markets and private equity. Currently, Ms Senecal de Fonseca is a non-executive Director of the FDM Group, a FTSE listed IT services company. Until the beginning of 2016, she was the Director of Cloud & Hosting Services, a global line of business for Vodafone Group Enterprise. With operational experience in more than 50 countries on all continents, she has primarily worked with Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Fidelity Data Networks, NextiraOne, Worldport, Global One, Sprint International and US West International. Ms Senecal de Fonseca’s executive positions have ranged from Managing Director and CFO to head of Sales and Marketing, Corporate Development, Strategic Planning, and Corporate Communications. From 2007-2011, Ms Senecal de Fonseca worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where she managed the Telecom, Media and Technology banking team and its associated €3 billion investment portfolio within the international financial institution. Ms Senecal de Fonseca holds a dual degree in Business and Political Science from the University of Kansas and Masters in Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona where she also serves on the school’s Global Council. She has served on the boards of a variety of American, European and CIS tech companies as well as US educational institutions and UK non-profits. She has dual British/American citizenship, was named as one of the 100 Women to Watch of 2016 by Cranfield University School of Management as part of their annual Female FTSE Board Report and acknowledged as one of the telecom industry’s most influential leaders by Global Telecom Business Magazine per their selection of the Global Telecom’s Power 100. Learn more about Michelle Senecal de Fonseca on Crunchbase…

FDM Group is a professional services provider with a focus on IT and business recruitment for graduates and veterans. Read more aboutFDM Group on Crunchbase…

Nikunj Sondagar

Co-Founder & Non Executive Director @ Brushlink

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Brushlink is a health and wellness company that specializes in the fields of oral care and dental insurance markets. Read more aboutBrushlink on Crunchbase…

Edwin Candy

Non Executive Director @ Voip-Pal.com

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Professor Ed Candy is the former Technology Director of Hutchison 3G, serving as 3 Group Technology Director for Hutchison 3G from 2000 to 2009, where he was primarily responsible for the technology for the world’s most advanced 3G Networks operating across nine countries. From 1996-2000, Mr. Candy served as Group Development Director for Simoco and from 1993-1996 as Technology Director for Orange, where he contributed significantly to the creation and success of the personal communication network. Mr. Candy now acts as a Strategic Technology advisor for the 3 Group and provides innovation guidance, strategic advice and consultancy through his company Strategitel Ltd. Learn more about Edwin Candy on Crunchbase…

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John Clarkson

Non Executive Director @ Binx Health

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John Clarkson has been in healthcare and diagnostics businesses for the past 15 years and has a background in molecular biology. He co-founded Molecular Sensing plc in 1999 where he was Commercial Director and then Technical Director. Following the successful development of their DNA analysis system, he joined the US-based diagnostics company Osmetech plc when they acquired Molecular in 2004. John led the formation of Atlas Genetics in 2005 as a joint spin-out from the University of Bath and Osmetech plc. Atlas is developing rapid tests for infectious diseases such as the sexually transmitted infections Chlamydia and gonorrhea, and hospital acquired infections. The company is VC backed and raised £18.5m in 2011 in a series B financing round led by Novartis Venture Funds. Learn more about John Clarkson on Crunchbase…

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Kenny Fraser

Non Executive Director @ Mallzee

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Kenny Fraser is the CEO at Triscribe Limited. Learn more about Kenny Fraser on Crunchbase…

Mallzee is a B2C clothing retail app and a B2B data suite for clothing retailers to improve margins and make smarter buying decisions Read more aboutMallzee on Crunchbase…

Howard Stringer

Non Executive Director @ BBC

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Howard served as Chairman and CEO of the Sony Corporation from June 2005 until June 2012 when he became Chairman of the Board of Directors, retiring in June 2013. Howard joined Sony in May 1997 and was named Chairman and CEO of the Sony Corporation of America in 1998, responsible for Sony’s entertainment companies, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony Music Publishing. Prior to joining Sony, Howard was President of CBS from 1988 to 1995, which became the first network to rise from last to first place in one season. From 1986 to 1988, Howard served as President of CBS News. He was executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather from 1981 to 1984, the dominant network evening newscast of its day. From 1976 to 1981, while he was executive producer of the CBS REPORTS, the documentary unit won more than 30 Emmys including nine individual awards. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Modern History from Oxford University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for TalkTalk and Time Inc., he is Chair of the School Board at Said Business School, Oxford University, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute and Chairman of Board of Advisors, Department of Opthalmology, Columbia University Medical Centre. Howard has also received Honorary Doctorates from Oxford University, the University of Glamorgan, the University of the Arts London, the American Film Institute and the University of Swansea. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and of Merton College, Oxford. Learn more about Howard Stringer on Crunchbase…

BBC is a large-scale broadcasting corporation that offers content to inform, educate, and entertain people. Read more aboutBBC on Crunchbase…

Eugene Delaney

Non Executive Director @ Make Agency

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Make is a young, tight-knit and fast growing tech team, specializing in the latest trends in website development & digital marketing. Read more aboutMake Agency on Crunchbase…

Ash Nehru

Non Executive Director @ Disguise

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Disguise is a global provider of live event visualization solutions. Read more aboutDisguise on Crunchbase…

Neil Berkett

Non Executive Director @ Bank of Queensland

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Neil joined the Board in July 2013. He is Chairman of the Guardian Media Group and is on the Board of Trustees for the NSPCC. Neil has over 25 years’ experience in a wide range of highly competitive customer-facing industries. Most recently, Neil was Chief Executive of Virgin Media Group from March 2008 to June 2013, having joined ntl, Virgin Media’s predecessor, as chief operating officer in September 2005. Before joining Virgin Media he was Managing Director, Distribution, at Lloyds TSB plc (UK). His previous roles include: Chief Operating Officer at Prudential Assurance Company Ltd UK; Head of Retail at St George Bank; Senior General Manager at the Australian division of Citibank Limited; Chief Executive at Eastwest Airlines Australia and Financial Controller at ICL Australia. Learn more about Neil Berkett on Crunchbase…

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Mark Whiteling

Non Executive Director @ Smiths News

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Smiths News is a UK-wide newspaper and magazine distributor. Read more aboutSmiths News on Crunchbase…

Rosalind Kainyah

Non Executive Director @ Gem Diamonds Limited

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Gem Diamonds Limited is a diamond producer with diamond mining operations in Lesotho and Botswana. Read more aboutGem Diamonds Limited on Crunchbase…

Maggie Porteous

Non Executive Director @ Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes a full variety of local primary healthcare services to people of Sheffield. Read more aboutSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on Crunchbase…

Berwyn Clarke

Non Executive Director @ PBD Biotech

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Berwyn is an experienced senior manager in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industry. In 2005 he founded a new diagnostics company in the UK, Lab21 Limited, prior to establishing network of diagnostics industry interests in 2013. He is currently Chairman of NALIA Systems Ltd and PBD Biotech Ltd and non-executive director at Protein Logic. He is currently also Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Cardiff University and is a senior advisor to the Welsh Government Life Sciences sector. Learn more about Berwyn Clarke on Crunchbase…

PBD Biotech specialises in novel phage-based diagnostics for the veterinary, agriculture and human health sectors Read more aboutPBD Biotech on Crunchbase…

Simone Barratt

Non Executive Director @ dotmailer Group

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Simone Barratt has over 15 years’ experience of ecommerce and online marketing. She has grown businesses to multi $m from incorporation. She has International expansion experience in Europe and the Asia Pac. She was appointed Global President of e-Dialog Inc an Ebay company in 2011 with Income Statement responsibility for just under $100m business across USA, EMEA and APAC and 450 employees. Learn more about Simone Barratt on Crunchbase…

dotmailer Group provides digital marketing professionals with SaaS technology solutions and tools, and offers an email marketing platform. Read more aboutdotmailer Group on Crunchbase…

Helen Jones

Non Executive Director @ Premier Foods

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Premier Foods is a food manufacturer, it available in British supermarkets and convenience stores. Read more aboutPremier Foods on Crunchbase…

Andrew Gore

Non Executive Director @ Genmed

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Genmed is a provider of vendor-neutral, flexible, scalable managed services to the NHS, Health Boards, and private healthcare organizations. Read more aboutGenmed on Crunchbase…

Dean De Beer

Non Executive Director @ Tristar Worldwide Chauffer Services

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Tristar Worldwide Chauffer Services is a worldwide chauffeur company operating in over 80 countries. Read more aboutTristar Worldwide Chauffer Services on Crunchbase…

Simon Friend

Non Executive Director and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee @ Guy’s and St Thomas’

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ is a health care provider that offers excellent treatment for cancer, renal, orthopaedic and cardiovascular services. Read more aboutGuy’s and St Thomas’ on Crunchbase…

Gordon MacAulay

Founder & Non Executive Director @ Parsley Box

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Parsley Box is the great new way to enjoy wholesome tasty meals at home. Read more aboutParsley Box on Crunchbase…

Michael Tomlins

Non Executive Director @ InfoMedia Services

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InfoMedia Services is a provider of mobile payment platform solutions for merchants selling goods. Read more aboutInfoMedia Services on Crunchbase…

Martin Bloom

Non Executive Director @ Renesola Pty Ltd.

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Alan Edwards

Non Executive Director @ Pathfinder Medical

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Alan Edwards has over 40 years experience in the healthcare industry both in the UK & US, having acted as a Chairman, Board member, Managing Director, Chief Executive & Executive Vice President of a number of companies. In 2001 he founded Credent Ltd, a vascular graft company, raising £10.5 million of Venture Capital to fund an MBO from CTI Inc. CTI was a NYSE public company co-founded by Alan who sold Credent in 2004 to a US company. Alan has specialised in developing and growing early stage medical technology companies. Learn more about Alan Edwards on Crunchbase…

Pathfinder is developing a novel catheter based system that provides a better way for patients to receive haemodialysis for kidney failure. Read more aboutPathfinder Medical on Crunchbase…

David Ovadia

Founder CEO, Chairman and Non Executive Director @ IGS (International Geoscience Services) Ltd

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David Ovadia is a successful Chief Executive and Chairman with a proven record of achievement in the public and private sectors. He was a Director of Blenheim Natural Resources plc, previously Coburg plc, London AIM-listed companies investing in the global natural resources sector, CEO of Avenco Ltd and Chairman of South East African Mining (SEAM) Ltd, both junior explorers for gold and other minerals in Africa. He served as a Director of Spectrum General Partner Ltd and was previously the Director of International at the British Geological Survey, from which he spun out and was the founder Managing Director, and later Chairman, of IGS (International Geoscience Services) Ltd. Learn more about David Ovadia on Crunchbase…

IGS (International Geoscience Services) Ltd provides geoscientific and geodata services to the global mineral exploration sector. Read more aboutIGS (International Geoscience Services) Ltd on Crunchbase…

Paul Dean

Non Executive Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee @ Polypipe

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Paul joined the Board of Focusrite in November 2014. Paul has over 30 years of experience across numerous sectors, including technology. Previously, he was Group Finance Director at Ultra Electronics Holdings Plc between 2009 and 2013 and Group Finance Director of Foseco Plc between 2001 and 2008, including the period of its flotation in 2005. He also held various senior finance roles at Burmah Castrol Plc from 1990 to 2000. Currently Paul is a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Polypipe Group Plc and Porvair Plc. He is also the Senior Independent director at Porvair Plc. Paul is a Chartered Management Accountant. Learn more about Paul Dean on Crunchbase…

Polypipe is a manufacturer of plastic piping systems, for use in the residential, commercial, civils and infrastructure sectors. Read more aboutPolypipe on Crunchbase…

Kevan Davey

Non Executive Director @ Mitigate Cyber

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Mitigate Cyber offers a range of cybersecurity solutions ranging from threat mitigation to testing, training, and more. Read more aboutMitigate Cyber on Crunchbase…

Simon bullers

Non Executive Director @ PureNChic.com

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We are online marketplace that specialise in European designed product Read more aboutPureNChic.com on Crunchbase…

Sam Blackie

Non Executive Director, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee Chair @ British Friendly

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British Friendly helps to seek as many individuals as possible with income protection insurance. Read more aboutBritish Friendly on Crunchbase…

Tony Norwood

Non Executive Director @ OXLEY GARAGE DOORS

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Oxley Garage Doors is an installer of garage doors, gates, shutters, and security products. Read more aboutOXLEY GARAGE DOORS on Crunchbase…

Patrick Eve

Co-founder & Non Executive Director @ TranslateMedia

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TranslateMedia provides professional translation, localisation, and transcreation services for documents, websites, and content marketing. Read more aboutTranslateMedia on Crunchbase…

Mark Wild

Non Executive Director @ Lancashire Football Association

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The Lancashire FA hosts a variety of county cup competitions to accommodate the varying levels of football played across the county. Read more aboutLancashire Football Association on Crunchbase…

Allan Jackson

Non Executive Director @ AppScore Technology

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AppScore Technology delivers an application-centric perspective of the portfolio and automates portfolio evaluation against the 7Rs. Read more aboutAppScore Technology on Crunchbase…

James Chew

Non Executive Director @ Business Growth Fund

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Business Growth Fund is an influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Read more aboutBusiness Growth Fund on Crunchbase…

Chris Jones

Non Executive Director & Special Advisor @ MediSieve

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Chris Jones joined Elasmogen as Executive Chairman in 2016. Learn more about Chris Jones on Crunchbase…

MediSieve is a therapeutics company developing a platform technology for the treatment of blood-borne diseases. Read more aboutMediSieve on Crunchbase…

Adrian White

Non Executive Director @ Business Growth Fund

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Business Growth Fund is an influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Read more aboutBusiness Growth Fund on Crunchbase…

Ben Brabyn

Non Executive Director @ Global Fund Media

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Global Fund Media connects all the institutional investment sectors with actionable market intelligence. Read more aboutGlobal Fund Media on Crunchbase…

Patrick Brennan

Non Executive Director @ Bumper

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Bumper is a payment platform for car dealerships. Read more aboutBumper on Crunchbase…

Chris Li

Non Executive Director @ soak.com

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Chris Li is Founder & Director at BathEmpire Learn more about Chris Li on Crunchbase…

soak.com is an online bathroom products retailer which designs and sources its own product. Read more aboutsoak.com on Crunchbase…

Paul Morris

Non Executive Director @ Willis Towers Watson

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Willis Towers Watson is a global advisory and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. Read more aboutWillis Towers Watson on Crunchbase…

Giles Daubeney

Non Executive Director @ eTeam

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Caroline Roxburgh

Non Executive Director @ Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust

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Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust is a publicly traded investment trust invests in global stock markets. Read more aboutEdinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust on Crunchbase…

Charles Hindson

Non Executive Director @ Diaceutics

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Diaceutics Group leverages analytics, software, services and consulting. Read more aboutDiaceutics on Crunchbase…

Alan Stubbs

Non Executive Director @ S3 ID Group Ltd

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S3 ID Group Ltd provides location awareness solutions and manufactures products. Read more aboutS3 ID Group Ltd on Crunchbase…

Patrick Graham

Non Executive Director @ RiverRidge Rethinking Resources

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Patrick joined the BGF in early 2012 and is responsible for identifying and successfully executing investments for the Fund. He will also sit on the Board of some of the Fund’s investee companies. Patrick has over 11 years of experience in the investment and corporate finance sector. Prior to joining the BGF, Patrick was Investment Director at Sigma Capital where he worked for six years investing development capital into the general tech and clean tech sectors across the UK and Europe. During his time at Sigma, Patrick worked on more than 30 investment rounds as well as various other transactions including restructurings, and trade sales, and worked closely with a number of portfolio companies. Prior to this, Patrick spent four years at Deloitte & Touche, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and working in the Financial Services team as well as the Corporate Finance department specialising in SMEs. Patrick has an honours degree in Law from Edinburgh University. Learn more about Patrick Graham on Crunchbase…

RiverRidge is regarded as Northern Ireland’s largest independent waste management company. Read more aboutRiverRidge Rethinking Resources on Crunchbase…

Craig Whitney

Non Executive Director @ Sceneit

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Sceneit is software that helps to plan, book tours, activities, travel and accommodation also to find filming locations all over the world. Read more aboutSceneit on Crunchbase…

Brian Baird

Non Executive Director @ Replify

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Replify offers a 100% virtualized software solution for WAN optimization and application acceleration. Read more aboutReplify on Crunchbase…

Peter White

Non Executive Director @ Optalysys

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Peter works closely with scientists and technologists to create and develop innovative and sustainable market-driven enterprises. He consults with many investors, and regularly reports on future trends, market dynamics and venture opportunities for companies in the UK and US. He is Chairman of YTKO and currently sits on the board of three start-ups. He is a mentor and teaching member of the University of Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre, an Honorary Alumnus of the Theseus Management Institute, Sophia Antipolis, France, an elected member of the Marketing Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Economic Development. Learn more about Peter White on Crunchbase…

Optalysys solves the fundamental limitations of conventional computing. Read more aboutOptalysys on Crunchbase…

Richard Greenhill

Founder & Non Executive Director @ Shadow Robot

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Shadow designs and manufactures state-of-the-art anthropomorphic robot hands & related systems. Read more aboutShadow Robot on Crunchbase…

Christine Johnson

Non Executive Director @ CCLA Investment Management

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CCLA Investment Management is a charity fund solutions firm that offers financial services, investment and asset management. Read more aboutCCLA Investment Management on Crunchbase…

Scott Davies

Non Executive Director @ NEVER NO

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Guto Harri

Non Executive Director @ Hydro Industries

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Robert Kilgour

Non Executive Director @ Storii

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Robert is a Scottish serial entrepreneur, investor and property developer who was the founder of Four Seasons Health Care in 1988. He left in 2000 (when Four Seasons had 101 care homes and 6,500 staff) and later made his final financial exit from the company in 2005. Four Seasons is now the UK’s largest care home operator with nearly 400 care homes, some 20,000 beds and employing around 30,000 staff. He is founder and chief executive of Dow Investments, now celebrating its 27th year, the founder and now chairman of Scottish care home operator, Renaissance Care (which operators 12 homes and employs around 800 staff), co-founder and director of video and security systems specialists, NW Systems Group, and founder shareholder and director of Kingdom FM Radio. Robert holds several other Learn more about Robert Kilgour on Crunchbase…

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Christine Adshead

Non Executive Director @ Ultimate Products

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Christine Adshead is a Partner at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). Learn more about Christine Adshead on Crunchbase…

Ultimate Products is a brand and product development house in the UK that specializes in house-ware and electrical goods. Read more aboutUltimate Products on Crunchbase…

Jonathan Wright

Non Executive Director @ Testing Circle Limted

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One of the most experienced deal makers in the recruitment and staffing sector with over 20 transactions to his name – realising a total value in excess of £350M. Working as an advisor to the board to produce and execute strategic development plans leading to a value realisation event. Learn more about Jonathan Wright on Crunchbase…

Testing Circle Limited, a software testing consultancy firm, offers services to mobile, finance, retail, media, and technology businesses. Read more aboutTesting Circle Limted on Crunchbase…

Tim Faircliff

Non Executive Director @ Association of Online Publishers

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AOP is an industry body representing digital publishing companies that create original, branded, quality content. Read more aboutAssociation of Online Publishers on Crunchbase…

Darren Spence

Non Executive Director @ Boost Technology Group

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Boost Technology Group improves the business performance of technology companies by revolutionizing assisted sales and marketing experience. Read more aboutBoost Technology Group on Crunchbase…

Stephanie Mathern

Non Executive Director @ Vagabond Wines

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Stephanie Mathern is the Non Executive Director at Vagabond Wines. Learn more about Stephanie Mathern on Crunchbase…

Vagabond Wines is owns and operates wine bars and shops in the United Kingdom. Read more aboutVagabond Wines on Crunchbase…

Darren Thomson

Non Executive Director @ TeenTech

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Darren Thomson is CTO and VP of Technology, EMEA. In this role, Darren is responsible for creating and leading marketing strategy across the EMEA region. Since joining Symantec in July, 2003, Darren has run various groups including global services practices covering Business Continuity Management, Storage & Data Management and Cloud Computing. More recently he and his teams have worked with our clients to improve their IT risk postures and improve their IT operational efficiencies using forward thinking and innovative consulting techniques. Before joining Symantec, Darren worked at The Morse Group, a pan-European systems integrator focused on the design and implementation of critical I.T. systems in the Financial Services, Telco and Media sectors. His final position at Morse was as their Group Technical Strategist, focused on “next generation” compute and storage network technologies. This role brought Darren into contact with many of today’s leading edge companies. A citizen of the UK, Darren is a published author, his latest work being “Delivery Utility Computing: Business Driven IT Optimization” (ISBN 0-470-01576-4). He was educated in Hertfordshire, England and now holds several I.T. related qualifications including ITIL Practitioner and Management of Risk (“MoR”) accreditations from the UK Office of Government Commerce. Darren is also a regular contributor to various media publications and appears regularly on podcasts, television and radio programmes across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. Learn more about Darren Thomson on Crunchbase…

Discover how your school can enter the TeenTech Awards. Read more aboutTeenTech on Crunchbase…

Alastair Brown

Non Executive Director @ Icon Solutions

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An independent IT payment consultancy and specialist technology provider serving financial institutions across the globe. Read more aboutIcon Solutions on Crunchbase…

Carla Stent

Non Executive Director and Chair of Risk and Audit Committee @ Tilney Smith & Williamson

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Tilney Smith & Williamson is a financial planning and investment firm. Read more aboutTilney Smith & Williamson on Crunchbase…

Toby Fitzherbert

Non Executive Director @ CIPHR

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CIPHR is a privately held company and is a vendor of human capital management software. Read more aboutCIPHR on Crunchbase…

Mike Warriner

Non Executive Director @ Classlist.com

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Mike Warriner is the Engineering Director at Google in London responsible for the development of Google’s Display Publisher products as well as leading the overall London Engineering site. Mike has a passion for STEM and Computer Science education and making sure that our children are able to be instrumental in the amazing technical opportunities that are all around them. Mike has over 25 years experience in the technology industry from startups to large multi-nationals, holds a MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University and lives in the UK with his wife and two young children. Learn more about Mike Warriner on Crunchbase…

Classlist enables parents at the same school to make trusted, secure connections; making their life easier and school communities stronger. Read more aboutClasslist.com on Crunchbase…

Juan Luis Bellon

Non Executive Director @ ETFmatic

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ETFmatic powers digital wealth management services and works with exchange traded funds (ETFs). Read more aboutETFmatic on Crunchbase…

Neil Hodson

Non Executive Director @ GardX International

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GardX provides solutions to automotive manufacturers and automotive dealer groups worldwide. Read more aboutGardX International on Crunchbase…

Paddy Byrne

Non Executive Director @ Target Group

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Target Group is a provider of business process outsourcing and software solutions. Read more aboutTarget Group on Crunchbase…

Fabio Torlini

Non Executive Director @ Netberg

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Netberg is a crowdfunded, revenue-generating startup that empowers small business to develop their online presence. Read more aboutNetberg on Crunchbase…

Rachel Botsman

Non Executive Director @ NRMA

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Rachel Botsman is regarded as a global thought leader on the power of collaboration and sharing through digital technologies to transform the way individuals live, work, bank, and consume. Botsman defined the theory of ‘collaborative consumption’ in 2010 in her book, ‘What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption Is Changing The Way We Live’ and her TED talks on the subject have been viewed over two million times. [TIME Magazine](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/time-2) subsequently named collaborative consumption as one of the ‘10 Ideas that Will Change the World’. Botsman’s writings and research have featured in the [Harvard Business Review](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/harvard-business-review), [The Economist](https://www.crunchbase.com/product/the-economist), [CNN](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/cnn-com), [New York Times](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/newyorktimes), [The Guardian](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/the-guardian), [Financial Times](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/financial-times), and many other publications. She is an associate editor for WIRED UK and has a monthly tech trends column in the [Australian Financial Review](https://www.crunchbase.com/product/the-australian-financial-review). She has spoken to and advised a diverse range of companies, including the Clinton Global Initiative, [Google](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/google), World Council of Credit Unions, [Microsoft](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/microsoft), [PwC](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/pwc), Lend Lease, and many others on the power of collaborative economy. Botsman was a founding partner of [Collaborative Fund](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/collaborative-fund), an early-stage investor in disruptive ventures; and a former director at President Clinton’s Foundation. Born in the United Kingdom, Botsman has studied and worked in the United States. She received her BFA from the [University of Oxford](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/university-of-oxford), and undertook her postgraduate studies at [Harvard University](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/harvard-university). Botsman currently lives in Sydney, Australia. Learn more about Rachel Botsman on Crunchbase…

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Richard Kellet

Senior Independent Non Executive Director @ dotmailer Group

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Mr Richard Kellett-Clarke brings to the board over 25 years of management experience in the turn round and strategic repositioning and recovery of creative businesses in CMCG, media, electronics and software industries. He was a founder of AFX NEWS ltd, now part of Thomson Reuters, and Sealed Media, now owned by Oracle. He has held numerous CFO roles in subsidiaries of large PLC’s as well as the role of IT Director at Financial Times Information. He was part of the team as CFO which brought Picwick Group PLC to the main market and Brady Plc to AIM. He is currently the CEO of Idox Plc an AIM listed specialist software, solutions and KM consultancy business. Learn more about Richard Kellet on Crunchbase…

dotmailer Group provides digital marketing professionals with SaaS technology solutions and tools, and offers an email marketing platform. Read more aboutdotmailer Group on Crunchbase…

Tony Antoniou

Non Executive Director @ Silicon Markets

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Silicon Markets offers Forex and CFD tradings service to their clients. Read more aboutSilicon Markets on Crunchbase…

Zarir Vakil

Non Executive Director @ WRLD

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A 3D cloud-based platform of real-world environments to create digital twins. Read more aboutWRLD on Crunchbase…

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