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Directors


Geoff Wicks

CHAIRMAN AND NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Appointed to the board 2020

Geoff Wicks

Geoff Wicks was most recently Chairman of ULS Technology plc, the provider of online technology platforms for the UK conveyancing and financial intermediary markets. Prior to this, he was CEO of Group NBT plc, a specialist in online brand protection and digital asset management, from 2001 until he led the sale of the business to HgCapital in 2011. He remained part of the Group NBT business, now renamed NetNames, as a non-executive director until 2013. Geoff spent much of his earlier career at Reuters, including heading divisions in the UK, France and the Nordic countries and latterly was director of corporate communications. Prior to Reuters, Geoff worked in the banking and insurance industries.​


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.


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.