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  • Ivan Martin (Non-Executive Chairman)


    Ivan has been Chairman of FDM Group since 2006 and is Chairman of the Nomination Committee. He was a member of Misys plc’s Board and headed their banking software division until 2005. Previously, Ivan worked at ACT Group plc, and spent his earlier career at US multinational computer business, Unisys. Between 2007 and 2013, he was Executive Chairman of Sesame Bankhall Group. Ivan was also a Non-Executive Director of Avelo, a financial services technology business and Chairman of Red (a specialist SAP-based IT services business).

    Rod Flavell (Chief Executive Officer)
    dir-rod-flavellRod is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Group. He is responsible for the overall strategic development and expansion of the Group and, over the past 25 years, has been instrumental in developing the Group into one of the UK’s leading IT graduate employers. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee. Rod is a firm supporter of improving diversity in the IT workplace, with clear results being achieved by the Group through the FDM Women in IT and ex-Forces and Veteran Career Transition initiatives.
    Sheila Flavell (Chief Operating Officer)
    dir-sheila-flavellSheila was appointed Chief Operating Officer of FDM Group in 2008 and has over 25 years’ experience in both the public and private IT sectors. Sheila’s experience and knowledge of the Group has been key in driving the Group’s global expansion programme. She is fully committed to driving gender diversity in the workplace and spearheads FDM’s global Women in IT campaign. Her dedication to achieving gender balance has been recognised through various awards including “Corporate Leader of the Year” at the Cisco everywoman in Technology Awards 2012, “100 Women to Watch” (FTSE Report) by Cranfield School of Management and “Top 30 Most Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs in the City 2014” by Brummell Magazine.
    Mike McLaren (Chief Financial Officer)
    dir-mike-mclarenMike 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.
    Andy Brown (Group Commercial Director)

    dir-andy-brownAndy has spent over 20 years with FDM and progressed through the Group’s sales team to become Global Sales Director in 2007. Andy now fulfills the role of Group Commercial Director and oversees the expansion of the Group with a key focus on the sales, HR, recruitment and business support functions. Andy’s strategic focus is around developing new service offerings 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, which has launched the commercial careers of over 120 ex-Forces personnel since its inception in January 2014.

    Michelle Senecal de Fonseca (Non-Executive Director)
    non-exec-michelle-senecal-de-fonsecaMichelle was appointed in January 2016 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee. Michelle has more than 25 years of experience in international telecommunications and technology and, until the start of 2016, served as the global Director of Cloud & Hosting Services at Vodafone, which she joined in July 2012. From 2007 to 2011 Michelle worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where she managed the Telecom, Media and Technology banking team. Michelle is a cofounder 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.
    Peter Whiting (Non-Executive Director)
    dir-peter-whitingPeter was appointed in June 2014 as Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. Peter has over 20 years of experience as an investment analyst, specialising in the software and IT services sector. Peter joined UBS in 2000 and led the 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 Director of Microgen plc and MBA Polymers Inc.
    Robin Taylor (Non-Executive Director)
    dir-robin-taylorRobin was appointed in June 2014 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee, the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Robin joined Phoenix IT Group plc as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee in November 2013, bringing many years’ experience as a plc Director. Robin is currently a Non-Executive Director of EMIS Group plc and Fusionex International plc and was formerly Chief Financial Officer of main market publicly listed companies Intec Telecom Systems plc (“Intec”), ITNET plc and JBA Holdings plc. Prior to that, Robin held a variety of financial and general management roles in both Europe and North America.
    David Lister (Non-Executive Director)


    David Lister has over 35 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, and CIS General Insurance Limited. 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’s technology sector’s skills and diversity challenges. Until June 2014 David was also a non-executive director of InterXion Holding NV (a Netherlands incorporated company listed on the New York Stock Exchange).

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