As CFO, I’m responsible for making sure that Threefold has all the right internal controls and complies with UK company law and accounting standards. I’m involved in budgeting and forecasting, monthly financial reporting and controlling cash flow. I also advise the board on financial and strategic issues.
From 1981 to 1995 was CFO of Olivetti UK. After that, I was CEO of LSE listed Acorn Group plc, where I led the Group’s transformation from educational ICT supplier to technology developer and licenser. I also served as a non-executive director of ARM Holdings plc, where I was involved in ARM’s Initial Public Offering.
From 1999 to 2008, I pursued a career as a pluralist chairman and non-executive director – I served on the boards of six different public companies, covering the software, telecoms and biopharmaceutical industries. Afterwards I found my way to Threefold.
Outside of work I enjoy theatre and jazz. I’m also a modest collector of art, with a collection of paintings you might describe as ‘eclectic’.