Board of Directors

Term of office: Appointed as Chairman on 23 August 2013; Chair of the Audit and Nomination Committees and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Background and suitability for the role: Prior to becoming Chairman Mark had fulfilled positions of non-executive director and CFO within 21st. Mark has had a long executive career in the technology and corporate finance sectors, including finance and management roles operating in Europe, the USA and South Africa. He also has extensive AIM experience having brought two technology companies to this market together with associated fund raises. He therefore brings a long experience of governance, public markets and investor relations.

Current external appointmentsChairman of Trustees of Union Discount Retirement Benefit Scheme and trustee of two charities, the National Benevolent Society of Watch and Clockmakers and the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association.

Time commitment: two to three days per month.

 

AAudit Committee

NNomination Committee

RRemuneration Committee

Term of office: Joined as CEO on 11 October 2013.

Background and suitability for the role : Russ is a Chartered Engineer and brings over 25 years’ experience of forming and growing technology businesses to his role as CEO.

Originally a development engineer in visual systems, Russ has designed products and software and founded businesses to generate substantial sales growth and leadership positions in a number of market sectors world-wide.

Russ has over 10 years’ experience working as CEO of AIM-quoted Companies with M&A experience in the UK and USA and extensive international experience; having set up businesses and operations throughout Continental Europe, USA, Singapore & the Middle East. 

Current external appointments: None

Time commitment: full time.

Term of office: Joined as CEO on 11 October 2013.

Background and suitability for the role : Russ is a Chartered Engineer and brings over 25 years’ experience of forming and growing technology businesses to his role as CEO.

Originally a development engineer in visual systems, Russ has designed products and software and founded businesses to generate substantial sales growth and leadership positions in a number of market sectors world-wide.

Russ has over 10 years’ experience working as CEO of AIM-quoted Companies with M&A experience in the UK and USA and extensive international experience; having set up businesses and operations throughout Continental Europe, USA, Singapore & the Middle East. 

Current external appointments: None

Time commitment: full time.

Term of office: Joined as Non-Executive Director on 22 August 2013; Chair of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Background and suitability for the role: Jamie has had a long career in corporate advisory and broking in the City, including acting as Chief Executive Officer of N+1 Brewin LLP and latterly as Senior Adviser to Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.  Jamie has significant experience working with small and mid-cap companies, particularly in the AIM market, across a wide spectrum of sectors, covering all aspects of primary and secondary fund raising and mergers and acquisitions.

Current external appointments: Non-Executive Director of CareTech Holdings plc and an Associate of Ruffena Capital.

Time commitment: one to two days per month.

 

AAudit Committee

NNomination Committee

RRemuneration Committee