Board

John Clarke

Chief Executive Officer

John is an experienced business executive having worked in and with leading global companies for the last 25 years. Prior to joining Gfinity, John worked for HEINEKEN N.V. where he was Head of Global Communications and, most recently, a senior commercial director within Lagunitas Brewing Company, a 100% owned subsidiary of HEINEKEN N.V. Previously he held senior leadership, corporate affairs and marketing positions within The American Express Company and Burson-Marsteller Public Relations. John was appointed to the board in September 2018, originally as a non-executive director. In May 2019 he was appointed as the Chief Commerical and Brand Officer, in which role he oversaw a rapid expansion of the Gfinity and RealSport communities. John was appointed Chief Executive in March 2020.

Jonathan Hall

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

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.

Preeti Mardia

Non-Executive Director

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.

Andy MacLeod

Non-Executive Director

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.

Neville Upton

Founder and Chairman

Neville founded Gfinity in 2012.  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. Neville was appointed as Chairman of the board of directors in March 2020.

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