Board

Board

Tony Collyer

Non-Executive Chairman

Tony Collyer

Tony is a Chartered Accountant with broad commercial experience and has been finance director of three public companies, Allders plc and New Look Group plc, both of which listed on the main market during his tenure,  and The Corporate Services Group plc.  He has acted as transaction director for a number of significant corporate transactions including the sale of The Listening Company Limited to Serco plc and the sale of OB10 Limited to Tungsten Corporation Plc.  Tony joined the Board in January 2014.  He also chairs the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Neville Upton

Chief Executive Officer

Neville Upton

Neville founded Gfinity in 2012 and has been CEO of the business since its inception.  A qualified Chartered Accountant, Neville spent the formative years of his career at Euromoney and The Decisions Group.  In 1998 he established a call centre business, The Listening Company, which specialised in multichannel communication applications and high quality customer service solutions. The business was sold in 2011 to Serco for a sum in excess of £60 million at which time it had a turnover of £82 million and employed 4,000 people.

Jonathan Hall

Chief Finance Officer

Jonathan Hall

Jon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen followed by a period of 6 years specialising in organisation and business process design with PA Consulting, a leading London based management consultancy firm.  He subsequently spent 5 years as a finance director of Saracens Ltd and the wider Premier Team Holdings Group, before joining Gfinity in August 2014, where he led the Company’s admission to AIM.

Andy MacLeod

Non-Executive Director

Andy MacLeod

Andy has extensive communications industry experience from a variety of senior roles with major carriers and technology vendors. For the last ten years he has been at Vodafone Group, firstly as Group Chief Networks Officer responsible for the operation of Vodafone’s networks world-wide, then Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Wireless in the USA and latterly the Regional CTO for the thirteen Vodafone Operating Companies outside Europe. Andy has served on the boards of Verizon Wireless Inc, Vodafone Italy Spa and Indus Towers Ltd and is Deputy Chair of Idex asa. He holds a degree in Materials Science from Oxford University, an MBA and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Garry Cook

Non-Executive Director

Garry Cook

A leading sports executive, Garry has worked in a number of high-profile roles as CEO for Manchester City Football Club, President of Nike’s “Brand Jordan” and most recently as Head of Global Brand and International Market Development for the mixed martial arts organisation the Ultimate Fighting Championship (‘UFC’). In July 2016 it was announced that UFC had been sold to a consortium led by WME-IMG for a reported $4 billion.

Preeti Mardia

Non-Executive Director

Preeti Mardia

Preeti Mardia has diverse end-to-end operational management and commercial expertise across Electronics, Telecoms, Aerospace and FMCG sectors. Preeti Mardia is currently Consulting for IDEX ASA, a leading biometric technology company publicly listed in Norway, and is a Board Director with ThinFilm Electronics ASA, a global leader in printed electronics technology, and a non-executive director of Blur Group plc. Prior to the position of Senior Vice President Operations at IDEX, she was Vice President Operations for Axxcss Wireless UK and Operations Director at Filtronic Plc. She has FMCG experience in manufacturing, product development and quality assurance with Cadbury Schweppes Plc. Preeti Mardia has a Masters degree in Management from Ashridge.