Directors and Responsibilities

Robert Grubb
Executive Director

Robert has strong experience in finance roles in the technology industry, most recently as CFO at Gresham Technologies plc from 2009 to March 2018, where he also served as Company Secretary for part of that period. Prior to this, he held the role of Group Accountant at Lucite International after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, with roles in the UK and New Zealand, specialising in financial services and technology. Robert is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. 

David Meaden
Executive Director

Following an early career in product management and sales at Burroughs and Group Bull, David enjoyed a 22-year career with Northgate Information Solutions plc, a FTSE 250 company. He was CEO of Northgate Public Services for 12 years and led the business through the successful sale to Cinven in 2014. David has substantial experience of working with the UK Public Sector, and during his tenure with Northgate Public Services grew the business fourfold to its position as a leading provider to UK Government, Police, Healthcare and Central Government agencies. David has significant experience of business transformation, software development, outsourcing and M&A, successfully integrating nine acquisitions during his time at the helm. He has a degree in Business Studies from the University of Huddersfield.

Phil Kelly
Non-Executive Director

Phil has served as a non-executive director of several listed and private companies in the software and related services sector. Prior to that he had over 25 years’ experience as the Chief Executive of private and publicly quoted software companies supplying the commercial and public sectors in the UK, Europe and the USA. Philip had previously worked for Digital Equipment Corporation and 3i Consultants.

He has an Economics degree from the University of Leicester and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Cranfield University..

Christopher Stone
Non-Executive Director

Christopher has held various non-executive director and chief executive roles of listed and private equity-backed technology companies, including his current role as non-executive Chairman of NCC since his appointment to the board in 2017, and non-executive director of CSR plc from 2012 until its acquisition by Qualcomm in 2015. From 2013 to 2016, he was CEO of Radius Worldwide. Prior to this, Christopher was CEO of Northgate Information Solutions plc, a UK listed company, from 1999 to 2012. Christopher was also Chairman of AIM listed CityFibre plc until June 2018, when it was sold to private equity buyers.

Alice Cummings
Non-Executive Director

Alice was until recently the Group CFO at the InHealth Group, a privately owned healthcare services and solutions business where she had responsibilities for risk management, digital and IT, people services and commercial teams. Prior to this, she spent over 15 years in commercial, operational and financial roles with the AEA Group, a main listed environmental, energy efficiency and data management consultancy, ultimately as Group CFO, where she led several corporate finance transactions and worked with customers and suppliers in both the private and public sectors in the UK, North America and Europe. Her previous career was with South West Water plc and Price Waterhouse.

Alice is the Vice Chair, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee and a Non-Executive Director of Cottsway Housing Association and a Non-Executive Director of Health Intelligence.

She has a BEng degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

​Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is composed of the following non-executive directors:

  • Phil Kelly, Independent, Non-Executive Director;
  • Christopher Stone, Independent, Non-Executive Director; and
  • Alice Cummings, Independent, Non-Executive Director.

The Audit Committee is chaired by Alice Cummings, whilst Christopher Stone acts as a member. In compliance with the Listing Rules, Alice Cummings is the independent, non-executive Director who is competent in accounting and/or auditing matters.

Company Secretary - Dr. Luca Vella

Dr Luca Vella was appointed Company Secretary on the 23 February 2018. 

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