Investors. Board of Directors
Lord Daresbury, Chairman
Peter was appointed Chairman in 2005. He is also Chairman of Aintree Racecourse Company Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Jockey Club Racecourses. Until recently Peter was Non-Executive Chairman of De Vere Group plc, a company he first joined in 1977 and of which he became Chief Executive in February 1997. Aged 62.
Nigel Redwood, Chief Executive Officer
Having achieved a 1st class BA Hons Degree in Business Studies from the University of Staffordshire, Nigel took up a Business Analyst position within the computer services department of Bass Brewers. He joined QAD Inc. in 1997 advising European clients on how to gain business advantage through the deployment of enterprise and material resource planning systems. Nigel joined e-know.net in 2002, heading up the sales department, he was then appointed as Managing Director in September 2003. Aged 40.
Niki Redwood, Finance Director
Having obtained a BSc in Mathematical Sciences at Bath University, Niki qualified as an ACA in 1995 with KPMG, becoming an FCA in 2008. Niki worked in KPMG’s small business division from 1993 to 1996 before joining e-know.net in 1999, initially as Financial Controller, before becoming Finance Director in 2006. Aged 44.
David Redwood, Deputy Chairman
David’s career in the IT industry began at the age of 19 as a salesman. He then moved into product promotion and finally sales management. In 1979 he formed Largotim Holdings Limited which he sold in 1997 as a 600 employee strong Enterprise Resource Planning solutions business with revenues of £45m and offices in 10 countries. He founded e-know.net in 1999 and has been responsible for all aspects of its strategic development. Aged 72.
Angus McCaffery, Non-executive Director
Angus McCaffery has over 20 years experience in the telecommunications market having been a co-founder and sales director of Maintel Holdings plc (LSE AIM: MAI) over the last 20 years. He co-founded Maintel Europe in 1991 and was appointed sales director of Maintel Holdings plc in 1996. His role with Maintel has been to develop its sales, marketing and product strategy. Aged 49.
Mike Read, Non-executive Director
Mike Read has over 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications and internet space. He has held board and senior management level positions within a number of organisations both within the US and UK. He served as Board member and CEO of AIM listed Pipex Communications Plc (now Daisy Group Plc) and President and Board member of Onemain.com, a NASDAQ listed company. He has significant experience in Mergers and Acquisitions, raising funds and growing shareholder value. He is also a Chartered Engineer with an MBA. Aged 68.
Nick Bate, Non-executive Director
Nick was a founding director of SSP, a global IT provider to the general insurance sector which grew to be a £75m revenue listed company and ultimately was bought in a public-to-private transaction for £198m by a major US private equity firm. Nick has been a successful leader in the manufacturing, IT and service sectors and has a proven track record in delivering successful growth through the application of his financial, commercial and operational skills and strong experience in corporate M&A transactions. Nick qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1989. Aged 49.