Ivan has been Chairman of FDM Group since 2006 and is Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Ivan joined the board of Microgen plc as a Non-Executive Director in January 2016 and became Chairman of the Board in March 2016. In addition, Ivan became Non-Executive Chairman of Xceptor (formerly known as Web Services Integration) in August 2016. Xceptor is a London based international software business backed by CBPE private equity. He has no other significant commitments. Ivan was a member of Misys plc’s board and headed its banking software division until 2005. Previously, Ivan worked at ACT Group plc and spent his earlier career at US multinational computer business, Unisys Corporation. Between 2007 and 2013, he was Executive Chairman of Sesame Bankhall Group
Rod is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of FDM Group, as well as a member of the Nomination Committee. He is responsible for the overall strategic development and expansion of the business and over the past 26 years, has been instrumental in developing the Group into an international, award-winning employer with a prestigious client base operating in multiple industries across Europe, North America and APAC. Rod is a firm supporter of improving diversity in tech, with clear results being achieved by the Group through its FDM Women in Tech, Returners to Work, Ex-Forces and veteran career transition initiatives. Rod was recognised as the Best CEO in the IT Industry at the European CEO Awards in 2015.
Sheila Flavell is the Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Board Director of FDM Group and has over 26 years of experience in both the public and private IT sectors internationally. She is passionate about enhancing diversity in the workplace and creating exciting careers for the next generation of digital talent. Sheila played an integral role in the Group’s flotation on AIM in 2005 and was a key instigator of the management buy-out of the Group in 2010 and the subsequent listing onto the main FTSE Market in 2014. Sheila’s experience and knowledge of the sector has been crucial in driving the Group’s global expansion programme, taking FDM into the FTSE250. Sheila spearheads FDM’s global Women in Tech Initiative and FDM’s Getting Back to Business Programme, aimed at providing opportunities for returners to work. She sits on the main Board of techUK and the Women in Tech Council and is frequently called to advise government committees on various issues, especially around the digital skills gap.
Andy joined FDM in 1994 and has progressed through the Group’s sales team to become Global Sales Director in 2007. Andy is now Chief Commercial Officer. Andy oversees the expansion of the Group with a key focus on the sales, HR and recruitment functions. Andy’s strategic focus is around developing new service streams in line with client demands, as well as increasing the number of applicants for the Group’s graduate programme, which are both key areas to the success and growth of the Group. Andy has also played a key role in the launch and success of the UK Ex-Forces Programme.
Mike was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Group in 2011. Prior to joining the Group, Mike served as Chief Operating Officer and Group Finance Director of Timeweave plc (formerly Alphameric plc) and has served on a number of other Boards for both private and listed companies. Mike is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Peter is the Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. Peter has over twenty years’ experience as an investment analyst, specialising in the software and IT services sector. Peter joined UBS in 2000 and led its UK small and mid-cap research team. Between 2007 and 2011 he was Chief Operating Officer of UBS European Equity Research. One of his responsibilities during this period was the oversight of the graduate recruitment, training and development programmes both for the Research business and the Equities operation as a whole. Peter is also a Non-Executive Director of Microgen plc and Keystone Law Group plc.
Robin is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Robin is currently a Director of Alfa Financial Software Holdings plc and EMIS Group plc and was formerly Chief Financial Officer of publicly listed companies Intec Telecom Systems plc, ITNET plc and JBA Holdings plc. Robin has also held a variety of financial and general management roles in both Europe and North America.
Michelle was appointed in January 2016 and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. Michelle has more than 25 years of experience in international telecommunications and technology. She is currently an area Vice President for Citrix Systems after having served as the global Director of Cloud & Hosting Services at Vodafone. Prior to Vodafone, Michelle worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development where she managed the telecom, media and technology banking team. Michelle is a co-founder and board member of Women in Telecoms and Technology, a UK not-for-profit organisation, and is also a global council member at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona.
David was appointed in March 2016 and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. He has over 37 years’ experience of working in IT across multiple industries for international businesses such as Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Boots, Reuters, Royal Bank of Scotland and National Grid. He also has experience in the professional services sector where he worked for PwC. David is currently a non-executive director of HSBC Bank plc (a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc), Nuffield Health, Cooperative Insurance and Weatherbys Ltd. He also sits on the Board of the Department of Work and Pensions and is a trustee of The Tech Partnership Limited where he focuses on the UK technology sector’s skills and diversity challenges.