Names of Directors and Biographical Details
Angus Forrest –Executive Chairman
Angus Forrest has been a venture capitalist for more than 20 years, specialising in business-to-business sales driven companies. He is currently the non-executive Chairman of Shidu Capital plc, an AIM traded investment business focused on the Pacific Rim. Previously he was Chairman of Intellego Holdings plc, which changed its name to Digital Learning Marketplace plc, an e-learning business which was sold in late 2012. Angus was the chief executive of Billam Plc, an AIM quoted investment company, which he cofounded in 2000. Billam Plc invested in Cybit, which was an investment in a pre-revenue business. Billam was responsible for changing Cybit’s business model, introducing technology, arranging the IPO, recruiting a new Chairman and CEO and assisted with the first acquisition, the Fleetstar division of Trafficmaster. Cybit is now the largest telematic business in Europe.
Bruce Leith –Non-Executive Director
Bruce began his career with IBM and has international sales experience in the software industry. Bruce was a senior executive at DataWorks Corporation and at London Bridge Software International. Bruce has also been involved as an active angel investor in several high growth software businesses.
Laurence Read - Non-Executive Director
Laurence has over 13 years working with growth companies on investor relations and strategic development. Laurence is currently a non-executive of AIM quoted companies; Mineral and Financial Investments Ltd and Bezant Resources PLC in addition to being CEO of Mowbrai Ltd, a private company. Having experience of UK and overseas fundraisings Mr Read will work with the board on corporate development and financial marketing.
Michael John Clark - Director
Michael John Clark is a highly experienced sales and marketing executive specialising in the software, services and consulting sector at CEO and COO level. He has worked in both public companies including IBM Inc, Anite plc and those backed by private equity namely: APP Group and Mycom International Inc.
Alastair Kerr - Non-Executive Director
Alastair Kerr has 30 years experience of the securities markets having began his career with Hoare Govett in London, where he spent 12 years in institutional broking, rising to Partner. Subsequently, he worked at BZW, and then Salomon Brothers, where he spent five years as head of UK equity sales. Ally has been involved with alternative investments and private equity since 1997, when together with a former colleague, he co-founded Beaver Creek, a volatility arbitrage hedge fund. In 2001, he became founding Partner of Leopard Rock Capital Partners Ltd.