The Board

The Board

Marco Vergani

Marco Vergani

Chief Executive Officer

Marco Vergani (Chief Executive Officer) age 57

Marco was appointed CEO and elected to the Board on 30 March 2021. Marco has over 30 years’ experience in technology, principally in commercial sales, including in the UK, Europe, the Far East, and USA. He has wide sector experience, which includes retail, consumer, and e-commerce. A major part of his career was spent at IBM, the multi-national technology company, where he ran the Retail Store Solutions Division in Europe, Middle East, and Africa prior to joining the IBM Business Process Outsourcing division where he was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Europe. In 2014, he joined Digital River, the US-based global e-commerce, payments, and marketing services company becoming their Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Account Management. More recently, he was Chief Operating Officer at Qubit, the venture capitalist-backed personalisation technology company.

Rob Price

Rob Price

Chief Financial Officer

Rob (age 50) was appointed to the Board on 5 July 2017 having joined the Group as CFO in October 2016. He has almost 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles in technology and supply chain and has worked extensively in international markets.

He was previously CFO of the London fintech startup, ipgaoo, and prior to that CFO/COO of the private equity-backed distributor Enotria Wine Group. Between 2002 and 2008 he was at Carlsberg Breweries, latterly as CFO and Change Management Director of Carlsberg Italy. Rob qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and holds an MBA from IMD, Lausanne.

Tom Crawford

Tom Crawford

Non-executive Chairman

Tom (age 52) was appointed Non-executive Chairman on 28 October 2020.

He has over 20 years of main market listed small cap software business experience and a successful track record of developing and growing international product-based software businesses. Until recently, to January 2020, Tom was Chief Executive Officer of London based Aptitude Software Group Plc, the global financial management software company, having previously led the expansion of the business in to North America and Asia Pacific with a dominant position in new market verticals.

Member of the following committees:

(A) Audit Committee (R) Remuneration Committee (N) Nominations Committee

Jonathan Paul Manley

Jonathan Paul Manley

Non-executive

Jonathan (age 64) became a non-executive director in December 2015. He has over 35 years’ experience in IT, both as Chief Information Officer (“CIO”) and as a Consultant. Until recently, Jonathan was IT Director for Harrods Ltd where he had been leading its IT transformation since 2014. Before that, he was IT Director of Shared Services at the John Lewis Partnership (2012-2014) and Global CIO at Estee Lauder Companies, in New York (2006-2012). In his earlier career, he was Global CIO at LSG SkyChefs and Universal Music, and a Consulting Partner at Ernst & Young.

Member of the following committees:

(A) Audit Committee (R) Remuneration Committee (N) Nominations Committee

Oliver Scott

Oliver Scott

Non-executive

Oliver (age 53) joined the board as a non-executive director in February 2020. Oliver is a partner of Kestrel Partners LLP, a business he co-founded in 2009 and which specialises in investing in smaller quoted technology companies. Prior to this, he spent over 20 years advising smaller quoted and unquoted companies, latterly as a director of KBC Peel Hunt Corporate Finance. Oliver has acted as Kestrel’s representative on the Boards of various of its investee companies. He is currently a non-executive director of ULS Technology plc and Idox plc and was previously a non-executive director of IQGeo Group plc and KBC Advanced Technologies plc prior to its takeover by Yokogawa.

Member of the following committees:

(A) Audit Committee (chair) (R) Remuneration Committee (chair) (N) Nominations Committee

Gabrielle Hase

Gabrielle Hase

Non-executive Director

Gabrielle, aged 53, is a senior level specialist in global ecommerce with significant experience in advising on omnichannel growth strategies and digital transformation, in particular for fashion retailers. She is founder director of Soleberry Advisory Limited, which provides digital commerce advisory services to fashion and other consumer retailers, and has worked with leading brands, advising on all aspects of ecommerce, mobile commerce, direct marketing strategy and strategic brand management. Clients have included Sweaty Betty, Browns Fashion, The Fragrance Shop, Moonpig.com, Hobbs, and TK Maxx. She also mentors start-up companies and is a featured speaker at conferences such as Retail Week Live, eCommerce Futures, and eCommerce UK.
Gabrielle is currently a Non-executive Director of: Amplience Limited, the ecommerce content platform; Tate Enterprises, the commercial division of Tate Galleries; Planks Clothing, the global skiwear apparel brand; and All Together, the pro bono advisory firm for CEOs. Gabrielle holds an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and a BSc in Information Systems from Boston College.

Member of the following committees:

(A) Audit Committee (R) Remuneration Committee (N) Nominations Committee (chair)