David Anthony Rasche
Appointed to the Board in September 2010. David was the founder of SSP Holdings Limited, one of the largest specialist insurance software houses in the world. David has over 45 years’ IT industry experience with over 35 years at Board level in the software and services sectors. David has chaired and advised businesses in both the public and private markets and has overseen numerous acquisitions and disposals over the last 30 years.
Appointed to the Board in April 2017 as Chief Executive. Before joining GBG Chris was Managing Director at Experian for 5 years where he was responsible for accelerating growth across the UK & EMEA. Chris previously worked at BT for 20 years, running several large and small 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.
David John Wilson
Chief Finance Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Appointed to the Board in October 2009 having joined GBG as Finance Director, Dave has a strong background in managing business growth. He has worked in technology, media and telecoms for over 30 years, previously holding international and operational board level positions with companies including Eazyfone (brand Envirofone.com), Codemasters, Fujitsu and Technology plc. Dave was named Finance Director of the Year at the 2013 Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards and Finance Director of the Year at the 2015 FD Awards.
Appointed to the Board in January 2014, Charmaine is also a Non-Executive Director of Avanti plc and software robot specialists, Blue Prism plc as well as Chairperson of Buzzmove. She previously held international senior executive roles with Research in Motion (Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer from 2002–2008) and Nokia (Global Senior Vice President from 2010–2012.) She led Wayra UK, one of the world’s largest digital business accelerators and was a non-executive director of Wayra UnLtd, a joint venture between the UK Government and Telefónica. Charmaine is also a board member and trustee of The Marketing Academy.
Appointed to the Board in September 2017, Liz is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at Investec Wealth & Investment, Independent Non-Executive Chair of the architectural and design practice TP Bennett, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Be Living Holdings (formerly Willmott Residential). Liz has over 20 years of executive Board level experience gained primarily in the insurance, business services and property sectors. Liz has also held Non-Executive positions at FTSE listed bwin.party, Bournemouth Water and The University of Law. Her career started in insurance with a subsidiary of GE Capital where she worked for almost 17 years. Liz is a chartered certified accountant and also holds an MBA from Cranfield University.
Group Managing Director
Appointed to the Board in April 2017, Nick has been a member of GBG’s Executive Team since joining the business in 2007. Nick is currently responsible for managing the operating businesses in GBG on a global basis. Prior to joining GBG Nick held senior management positions at Sage plc, Microsoft UK and Fujitsu Services in the UK.
John joined GBG in 1994 as Assistant Company Secretary, becoming Deputy Company Secretary, and in 2002 was appointed Group Company Secretary & General Counsel. With over 20 years’ experience of working within a listed company environment he leads the Group’s legal, administration, corporate governance and compliance operations. John has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS) since 2007.