Executive team

JOHN CONOLEY
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

John’s extensive experience spans the software, hardware, IT services, telecommunications and energy markets. He began his career in the IT industry with IBM in 1983, and worked on a range of industries in technical, sales, and marketing roles. Since then, John has held general management and director-level roles in small and medium-sized private and public companies. Recent roles include: Chief Executive Officer of mobile device Company Psion PLC, an international Company listed in the UK. From 28 October 2016 to 19 April 2017, he was a Non-executive Director of London listed human capital management software Company NetDimensions (Holdings) PLC. Since 27 April 2017, he is also Non-Executive Chairman of AIM listed Parity, a professional recruitment and IT services company.

John was appointed as a Director and a member of the Audit Committee of eServGlobal on 1 May 2013. He was appointed Executive Chairman of eServGlobal on 20 April 2015, and serves on the Board of the HomeSend Joint Venture based in Belgium.

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ANDREW HAYWARD
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Andrew is an experienced finance executive with senior strategic advisory and investor relations experience. He is committed to increasing the long-term shareholder value and providing strategic insight and direction to the company. Prior to joining eServGlobal, Andrew held the role of Head of Finance at Hurricane Energy plc, in which he worked closely with the investment community in London, overseeing a high-profile and successful IPO while also driving the financial growth of the company. Previously he has worked in various roles at PwC, latterly within the Corporate Finance Lead Advisory practice.

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JAMES HUME
CHIEF OPERATIONAL OFFICER

James has extensive experience in developing and delivering commercial enterprise software for the telco and financial services worlds. With more than 15 years industry experience, James has strong end-to-end project management skills, encompassing the proven implementation of quality systems and processes. James’ background includes customer facing roles in various international markets working closely with multiple stakeholders to deliver strategic and dynamic technology solutions. James is a Board Member of the HomeSend Joint Venture.

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LAURENCE BLANCHARD
VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES

Laurence Blanchard is Vice President Human Resources at eServGlobal. Prior to joining eServGlobal, Laurence held several executive human resources positions with international Telecoms and Hi-Tech companies, including HR Director for France and Belgium at Lucent Technologies and Corporate HR Director at ESI Group. She is focused on building a global HR infrastructure and fostering a company-wide passion for serving customers.

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ALISON CHEEK
VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Alison has more than 10 years experience in corporate communications and marketing within the sectors of technology, telecommunications and engineering. Working closely with the Executive Team, Alison is focussed on delivering best-practice, enterprise-wide marketing and communications plans and strategies, which reinforce strong company values and drive business outcomes for eServGlobal. A strategic thinker with a passion for delivering creative messaging through a wide variety of channels, Alison has broad experience in corporate communications, media relations, digital and social media, public affairs, corporate social responsibility and investor relations.

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MATT RICHARDSON
GENERAL COUNSEL & COMPANY SECRETARY

Matt joined eServGlobal as General Counsel in 2011 after five years as Legal Counsel & Company Secretary at Pinewood Shepperton plc. After graduating from the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice in 2000, Matt qualified as a solicitor at Olswang in 2002. He then joined Viasat Broadcasting UK Ltd, as Legal & Business Affairs Lawyer from 2003 to 2006. With over ten years’ in-house legal experience in the telecoms and media industries, Matt is focussed on risk management, providing pragmatic and commercial solutions to the broadest range of legal and business challenges.

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Directors

JOHN CONOLEY
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

John’s wide experience spans the software, hardware, IT services, telecommunications and energy markets. He began his career in the IT industry with IBM in 1983, and worked on a range of industries in technical, sales, and marketing roles. Since then, John has held general management and director-level roles in small and medium-sized private and public companies. Recent roles include: Chief Executive Officer of mobile device Company Psion PLC, an international Company listed in the UK. From 28 October 2016 to 19 April 2017, he was a Non-executive Director of London listed human capital management software Company NetDimensions (Holdings) PLC. Since 27 April 2017, he is also Non-Executive Chairman of AIM listed Parity, a professional recruitment and IT services company and in January 2019 also became Non-executive Chairman of Aim listed FireAngel Safety Technology Group PLC.

John was appointed as a Director and a member of the Audit Committee of eServGlobal on 1 May 2013. He was appointed Executive Chairman of eServGlobal on 20 April 2015, and serves on the Board of the HomeSend Joint Venture based in Belgium.

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ANDREW HAYWARD
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Andrew is an experienced finance executive with senior strategic advisory and investor relations experience. He is committed to increasing the long-term shareholder value and providing strategic insight and direction to the company. Prior to joining eServGlobal, Andrew held the role of Head of Finance at Hurricane Energy plc, in which he worked closely with the investment community in London, overseeing a high-profile and successful IPO while also driving the financial growth of the company. Previously he has worked in various roles at PwC, latterly within the Corporate Finance Lead Advisory practice.

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STEPHEN BALDWIN
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Stephen is a chartered accountant with 35 years of business experience. He commenced his career with Price Waterhouse (now PwC) and had a decade with the firm in three different countries. He was subsequently employed in the funds management industry for many years, initially with Hambro-Grantham and then with Colonial First State (where he was that group’s Head of Private Equity). Other current roles include representing one of Australia’s larger superannuation funds as a nominee director for three of their investments. Stephen was appointed to the eServGlobal Board in November 2011 and chairs both the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

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TOM ROWE
COMPANY SECRETARY AND NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tom Rowe has served as Company Secretary of eServGlobal since 6 April 2011. He is a Corporate and Commercial Lawyer practicing with Capital Corporate Law in Sydney with a specialty in corporate transactions, corporate governance and capital raising. Tom holds a BA LLB (Hons) from the University of Adelaide and Graduate Diplomas in both applied corporate governance and applied finance and investment. Tom was appointed to the Board in March 2014. He subsequently became a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee on 20 July 2015.

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JAMIE BROOKE​​
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jamie has over ten years of quoted small cap experience alongside ten years of private equity and venture capital experience. He is an ACA, has a Mathematics degree from Oxford University and an MSC from UCL. Jamie is lead Portfolio Manager for the 1798 Volantis Catalyst Funds I & II and also leads the team’s active engagement capability.

Jamie was appointed to the Board in October 2018, he is an employee of Lombard Odier Investment Managers, a significant shareholder in the Company and previously sat on the Board between 2010 and 2013.

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