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Directors


Richard Last

CHAIRMAN AND NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Appointed to the board 2007

Richard Last

Richard was appointed Chairman and Non-Executive Director in February 2007. He has over 20 years experience in IT and communications. Currently, he is Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Servelec Group plc (fully listed), Gamma communications plc (AIM listed), Tribal Group plc (AIM listed), Corero Network Security plc and APD communications Limited (private company). In addition, Richard is Chairman of The British Smaller Companies VCT2 plc and Lighthouse Group plc (AIM listed), a financial services company. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

 


Matthew Jeffs

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Appointed to the board 2013

Matthew Jeffs

Matthew was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2013. Matthew spent 10 years with Barclays International, 10 years with Dow Jones and then 6 years with Reuters in a variety of senior roles. In addition to the UK, he has wide experience in the Asia Pacific region, working in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea (where he was country manager for Reuters and country representative for Dow Jones), Thailand and Vietnam. In his most recent role, Matthew was the Managing Director, ICS International at Broadridge Financial Solutions where he was responsible for the overall management of the Global Proxy departments in the U.K., U.S., Japan, Australia and India. Matthew has an MBA from Buckinghamshire Business School.

 


Michael Levy

FINANCE DIRECTOR
Appointed to the board 2001

Michael Levy

Michael was appointed Group Finance Director in May 2001. He obtained a BA (Econ) in Economics and Social Studies from the University of Manchester in 1983. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 with BDO Stoy Hayward and is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

 


Louise Barton

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Appointed to the board 2007

Louise Barton

Louise was appointed Non-Executive Director in February 2007. She worked for five years with the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in Melbourne before joining Prudential Portfolio Managers in 1979. She moved into stock broking/investment banking in 1987, joining CCF Laurence Prust and subsequently moved to Investec Henderson Crosthwaite in 1990. She retired from the City in 2002 when she was ranked UKs No 1 small company media analyst and is now an independent consultant.