Robert has strong experience in finance roles in the technology industry, most recently as CFO at Gresham Technologies plc from 2009 to March 2018, where he also served as Company Secretary for part of that period. Prior to this, he held the role of Group Accountant at Lucite International after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, with roles in the UK and New Zealand, specialising in financial services and technology. Robert is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Following an early career in product management and sales at Burroughs and Group Bull, David enjoyed a 22-year career with Northgate Information Solutions plc, a FTSE 250 company. He was CEO of Northgate Public Services for 12 years and led the business through the successful sale to Cinven in 2014. David has substantial experience of working with the UK Public Sector, and during his tenure with Northgate Public Services grew the business fourfold to its position as a leading provider to UK Government, Police, Healthcare and Central Government agencies. David has significant experience of business transformation, software development, outsourcing and M&A, successfully integrating nine acquisitions during his time at the helm. He has a degree in Business Studies from the University of Huddersfield.
Jeremy provides corporate finance advice to companies primarily in the Technology sector. Prior to this, he spent five years at Rothschild, based in their London office, advising clients on all aspects of corporate finance, including a number of major cross-border transactions encompassing Europe, North America and the Middle East. Between 2001 and 2007, Jeremy worked at Hawkpoint Partners where he had a strong focus on advising mid-market UK listed companies. He has also worked for the UK Ministry of Defence and Mars Snack Foods, qualified as a chartered accountant in 1999, and holds an M.Eng from Cambridge University. In 2016, Jeremy was appointed as a non-executive director at Solar Communications Ltd, a privately-owned Telecoms Services business.
Oliver is a partner of Kestrel Partners LLP, which he co-founded in 2009. Prior to this, Oliver spent 20 years advising smaller quoted and unquoted companies, latterly as a director of KBC Peel Hunt Corporate Finance. He is currently a non-executive director of IQGeo Group plc and was previously a non-executive director of KBC Advanced Technologies plc prior to its takeover by Yokogawa in 2016.
Christopher has held various non-executive director and chief executive roles of listed and private equity-backed technology companies, including his current role as non-executive Chairman of NCC since his appointment to the board in 2017, and non-executive director of CSR plc from 2012 until its acquisition by Qualcomm in 2015. From 2013 to 2016, he was CEO of Radius Worldwide. Prior to this, Christopher was CEO of Northgate Information Solutions plc, a UK listed company, from 1999 to 2012. Christopher was also Chairman of AIM listed CityFibre plc until June 2018, when it was sold to private equity buyers.
The Audit Committee is composed of the following non-executive directors:
The Audit Committee is chaired by Mr Jeremy Millard, whilst Mr Christopher Stone and Mr Oliver Scott act as members. In compliance with the Listing Rules, Mr Jeremy Millard is the independent, non-executive Director who is competent in accounting and/or auditing matters.
Dr Luca Vella was appointed Company Secretary on the 23 February 2018.