Michael Higgins

Non-Executive Chairman

Currently Non-Executive Chairman of Ebiquity plc, NED of Plant Health Care PLC, Progility plc, Quoted Companies Alliance and an alternate Member of The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers on behalf of the QCA; previously Chairman of the QCA, Partner and Senior Adviser KPMG, Director Charterhouse Bank, various private company NED roles; qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse.

Imogen Joss

Non-Executive Director

Background in fintech, data analytics, indices and energy/commodities markets together with M&A, business integration, performance transformation and international growth; currently SID at Gresham Computing plc; previously Executive Committee Member at S&P Global, President of Platts and S&P Capital IQ; Executive Director London Stock Exchange Group; Global Head of Sales FTSE Group.

Alan Ramsay

Chief Executive Officer

With a background in compliance, regulation, banking and capital markets; latterly Senior Adviser PricewaterhouseCoopers; currently Deputy Chairman Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment; former Global Head Compliance HSBC Bank plc; Chief Compliance Officer Bankers Trust; Executive Director of Surveillance (SFA) and Deputy Director Enforcement (TSA).


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Anthony Gahan

Founder & Chairman

Anthony Gahan has some 30 years of investment banking experience including as a director of Robert Fleming & Co. Ltd, as a senior banker at Lehman Brothers and a founding partner of Wyvern, the London investment banking firm. He is currently a non-executive director of Maru Group, a technology enabled international insight services group. Anthony co-founded IPSX in 2014.

Ian Pain

Director and Chief Financial Officer

Ian has thirty years’ experience as a CFO of both public and private companies coupled with the private equity and corporate finance/equity capital markets. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse before joining UK merchant bank Charterhouse and then working as an investor at PPM Ventures (the private equity arm of Prudential). He was subsequently appointed CFO of a portfolio company of PPM Ventures to professionalise it and manage its exit and was then appointed CFO of DX Group to restructure its finances and procure an exit through a London IPO for its private equity owner.

Rob Bould

Non-Executive Director

Rob Bould is a former CEO of GVA Bilfinger, one of the leading international property agents and advisory firms, and Executive Vice President of Bilfinger Real Estate gmbh. Rob spent his entire career at GVA and was appointed CEO when under private equity ownership by Lloyds Development Capital. Rob was Head of Investment and Chairman of GVA’s Capital Markets Group.

Sly Bailey

Non-Executive Director

Sly Bailey is the former CEO of Trinity Mirror PLC one of the largest media companies in the U.K. Previously she was CEO of IPC media where she led the £1.2 billion sale of the business to AOL TimeWarner. She has held a wide variety of public and private non executive roles including EMI plc, Ladbrokes plc, Littlewoods plc and the Press Association. She is currently the Senior Independent Director at Greencore plc

Roland Bellegarde

Non-Executive Director

Roland Bellegarde is a stock exchange expert most recently Group Executive Vice President of NYSE Euronext and a member of its management committee and holding board roles at LIFFE, Euronext, Interbolsa, LCH Clearnet and the Qatar Exchange inter alia. He is currently an adviser to Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange.

Sir Brian Ivory

Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Sir Brian Ivory is a former Group CEO and subsequently Chairman of Highland Distillers PLC and currently Chairman of Marathon Asset Management and Arcus European Infrastructure Fund. He has held a number of public and private non-executive roles in major financial services groups and consumer products groups.

Charles Knight

Non-Executive Director

Charles Knight is a founding partner of Mansford Real Estate, an FCA authorised real estate fund management business with over £2bn invested in the UK real estate sector and currently deploying a £500m equity fund. Charles trained as a Chartered Surveyor and, prior to founding Mansford, spent ten years at GVA.

Justin Meissel

Non-Executive Director

Justin is currently the Chief Investment Officer at Henley Investments and has a broad range of international real estate and private equity investing experience. Prior to Henley, Justin was a Principal at The Blackstone Group, focusing on UK and European real estate. Previously, he worked at Warburg Pincus in New York and GI Partners in California, investing in Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare and Infrastructure, and served on the board of CenterPoint Properties Trust. He began his career at JP Morgan in New York. Justin holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Richard Croft

Non-Executive Director

Richard Croft is the Chief Executive Officer at M7 Real Estate, a leading specialist in the pan-European, regional, multi-let real estate market. Wholly owned by its senior managers, M7 has over 200 employees in 13 countries across Europe. The team manages over 1,200 retail, office and industrial properties with a value of circa €6.1 billion. Richard has been involved in over €8 billion of transactions across the UK and Europe during his 26 years of real estate experience.

Charles Middleton

Non-Executive Director

Charles Middleton is the Group Financial Controller at The British Land Company PLC, a FTSE 100 property company with a portfolio under management valued at more than £18bn as at 31 March 2018. Reporting to the CFO, Charles has a host of responsibilities including financial reporting, transaction management and structure, finance IT systems, corporate financial control, tax, internal audit and group insurance. Over the years, Charles has performed a wide range of roles from being Head of Tax and Company Secretary Outside of work, he is involved in a range of charitable activities including Hackney CVS and runs a football team at the weekend.


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