Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Ken was appointed to the Board in June 2010 and became Non-Executive Chairman in November 2010. Ken has over 35 years’ experience in the IT industry most recently as CEO of SmartStream Technologies following their buyout by TA Associates from 3i. Prior to joining SmartStream, Ken was President at CSC where he was responsible for European Business Development. Ken started his career with JP Morgan, where he was VP of Information Services; he subsequently became CEO of Mercantile Information Services. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Fidessa group plc.
Ken is Chairman of the nomination committee and member of the remuneration and audit committees.
Chief Executive Officer
Ian was appointed CEO in June 2015. Prior to joining Gresham, he worked for SAS as Vice President, Business Units, EMEA & AP and was Chairman of Memex Technology Ltd. Ian’s early career was with ICL and Unisys, and he has over 25 years’ experience in the business technology sector working with global financial institutions and corporates. He has worked extensively with many of the world’s leading financial institutions and has been successful in growing companies to significant scale. Ian has a BSc honours degree in Civil Engineering from Southampton University.
Chief Financial Officer
Rob was appointed CFO in 2011 having previously joined Gresham as Group Financial Controller in 2009. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and has acquired substantial experience in assurance and strategic financial planning, as well as strong listed company experience. Rob previously held roles with Ernst & Young and Lucite International, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Imogen was appointed to the Board in September 2016 as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. Most recently Imogen has been the President of S&P Global Platts Inc. prior to which she was President at S&P Global Market Intelligence (formerly, S&P Capital IQ, Inc.). Imogen has worked within the financial sector for over twenty years, and has extensive experience in financial sales and marketing. Her executive career also includes leadership roles with a range of high-profile financial services organisations, including Lloyds Bank, Reuters plc, Financial Times Information Ltd, Extel Financial Ltd. and FTSE Group. Imogen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter.
Imogen is Chair of the remuneration committee and member of the audit committee and nomination committee.
Chris was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in June 2015, having previously held the executive positions of Chief Executive Officer (2010 to 2015) and Chief Financial Officer (2004 to 2010) at Gresham. Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young where he worked in the audit and assurance business for 12 years, followed by a year at BDO prior to being asked to join Gresham as CFO. Chris is Head of Research at Kestrel Partners LLP, and is also Executive Chairman of Snoozebox Holdings plc.
Chris is Chairman of the audit committee and a member of the nomination committee.