Appointed as Chair of the Board in September 2022. Richard has had a highly successful career in the technology sector. He spent 33 years with AVEVA Group where he was Chief Executive Officer for 17 years and has held a number of non-executive director and chair roles since. Richard’s previous non-executive positions with UK-listed businesses include roles as Chair of Ideagen Plc and Senior Independent Non-Executive board positions at Alfa Financial Plc and Fidessa Plc. He also works with businesses in the private markets, currently serving as Chair of Causeway Technologies Ltd and Rovco Ltd in addition to a Non-Executive Board advisor role with Ideagen Ltd. He has previously served as a non-executive chairman at Process Systems Enterprise Ltd and non-executive director at Prometheus Inc.
Appointed to the Board in April 2017. Before joining GBG Chris was Managing Director at Experian for 5 years where he was responsible for the UK & EMEA. Experian gave Chris first-hand knowledge of the Identity Data Intelligence market. Chris previously worked at BT for 20 years, running several technology businesses across the globe. Chris has lived and worked in the USA, Europe and Asia, as well as the UK and has significant international experience. Chris has a passion for and a strong track record of team member engagement and customer focus.
David Ward was appointed to the Board in July 2021. Prior to joining GBG, David held the position of Finance Director and Company Secretary at AVEVA Group where he lead the Finance function and Legal and Commercial Operations Teams. He was heavily involved in the M&A and integration that lifted AVEVA to the FTSE 100. David trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young where he spent 14 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Bhav Singh is the founder and Group CEO of Sandbox Group, a leading digital learning company. Prior to founding Sandbox in 2015, Bhav built and scaled high growth businesses as President & CEO of Pearson English and at Paramount Global (previously Viacom CBS) as Managing Director and EVP of the emerging markets group, Bhav has also held senior roles across digital, general management and business development with Manchester United, IMG and Discovery Communications. Bhav serves as Non-Executive Director, BBC Commercial and is a member of the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.
Appointed to the Board in September 2017. Liz has over 20 years Executive board level experience. Her career started in insurance with a subsidiary of GE capital where she worked for 17 years and was then CFO of Swiss Re Life and Health. Liz has over 10 years non-executive board experience and is currently INED and Audit Chair at Investec Wealth; Independent Chairman of tp bennett, a U.K. architectural and design practice; INED and incoming Audit Chair at Asta,the leading third -party managing agent at Lloyd's of London. Liz has previously held a number of other non- executive appointments including FTSE listed bwin.party and British Gas, where she was also audit chair. Liz is a chartered certified accountant and holds an MBA from Cranfield University.
Appointed to the Board in November 2019. Natalie has over 20 years of global technology, commercial and operational experience with a demonstrable track record of successful digital, strategic and transformational change programmes in both private equity and blue-chip companies. Natalie also undertakes an advisory role at a number of technology start-ups. Natalie was previously Chief Cloud Officer for Finastra, a member of the Audit, Risk Remuneration and Nomination Committees at Masthaven Bank and more recently, an independent member of the Audit Committee of the National Trust.
Annabelle has over 20 years' experience in governance, compliance and company law. Annabelle originally joined GBG's Governance Team in 2007 and has held a number of roles since this time both with GBG and externally. Annabelle has a passion for governance and a pragmatic approach to how the Governance Team supports the wider business, she is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute (FCG) and holds a law degree (LLB). Annabelle is secretary to all Committees.