Gillian Leates - Chairman
Gill brings with her a wealth of public sector experience having served as Investment Director on the main board of Majedie Investments PLC from 1999 to 2008, and as a non-executive director of Majedie Asset Management Limited during that period , where she played a key role in setting up the UK pension fund management business in 2002. Prior to that she successfully managed £1bn in the UK stock market for Courtaulds Pension Fund. Whilst in her early career from 1981 to 1989 she worked at Schroders working on research in the US and UK and then successfully managing the Schroders UK Smaller Companies Exempt Fund. She was previously a non-executive director of AIM quoted Hydrodec PLC for 6 years, and is currently a non-executive director of InnoVenn UK Limited.
Grahame Rummery - Chief Executive
Grahame joined Autoclenz Limited as its managing director in June 1990 following its acquisition by Yule Catto. He has subsequently overseen the growth of Autoclenz and has played a key role in the development of its business. He led the management buy-out of Autoclenz Limited and Autoclenz Services Limited from Autoclenz Holdings PLC in November 2012, and continues to act as its Chief Executive. Prior to Autoclenz he spent 12 years at Arrow Chemicals, where he undertook various roles culminating in his promotion to Sales Director, at the time of the acquisition by Yule Catto plc in 1984.
Mark Collingbourne FCCA - Financial Director
Mark is a fully qualified accountant with significant experience in financial management, particularly in the area of publicly quoted companies. He has dealt with all aspects of plc development from bringing small companies to flotation to supervising the ongoing accountancy and ensuring the good governance of international businesses. Mark was until June 2015 the Chief Financial Officer of AIM-quoted Premaitha Health plc, and currently acts as CFO for AIM-quoted Optibiotix Health plc, as well as finance director and company secretary for a number of other small private companies. Previously, after periods with ITV Network Centre and Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Limited. Mark was appointed Finance Director of Curtis Brown Group Limited, one of the UK's leading literary agencies, in 1996, where he managed the financial implications of the management buyout in 2001.
Simon is a qualified solicitor having been a partner at DLA Piper from 1993 to 2009. This included acting as Managing Partner of DLA Piper's Manchester office from 2006 to 2009, and sitting on the DLA Piper International LLP main board from 2005 to 2008. He has significant experience as an advisor to a public and private companies and has acted on over 400 transactions across a number of sectors (with deal values up to £1.1 billion). More recently, Simon has been providing corporate finance and strategic advice to entrepreneurial businesses.