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 Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Board Director of FDM Group. She has circa 30 years’ 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. Her experience has been key in driving the Group’s global expansion programme and to FDM listing in the FTSE250 in 2017.
Sheila spearheads FDM’s Global Women in Tech campaign and the 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, is the Chairwoman of the Institute of Coding’s Industry Advisory Board and is a liveryman and court member of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. She is also frequently called to advise government committees on various issues, especially around the digital skills gap.
Sheila is a firm believer that “you cannot be what you cannot see” and knows the importance of highlighting strong role models within business. She acts as a mentor to several women within the IT sector to support them through their career progression and travels extensively around the world leading FDM’s expansion and championing a career in tech for all.
Recognised for the third year running as one of the top 25 most influential women in North America’s mid-market by CEO Connection, Sheila was also conferred with a lifetime achievement award by Scotland Women in Technology and named Computing’s Woman of the Year 2017. She has also been recognised as Woman of the Year at the Information Age Women in IT Awards 2018. Numerous awards she has collected throughout the years for her services to both business and the tech industry include Leader of the Year at the everywoman in Technology Awards, one of the 100 Women Role Models in Tech by Business Cloud, one of Brummell Magazine’s Top 30 Most Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs in the City, featuring in Computer Weekly’s Influential Women in UK IT listings and being awarded the Editors’ Choice Award at the Women in IT Awards.
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.