2020 - Current
Forest Holidays


Forest Holidays create authentic experiences in Britain’s amazing forests. We have ten sites and 500 cabins across the UK. Working with local partners (Forestry England, Forestry and Land Scotland, Natural Resources Wales) we connect people, nature and local communities. This is a Phoenix backed business, supported by LDC. I have chaired the business since January 2020.

2016 - Current
The Gym Group

Non Executive Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee

Founded by John Treharne, The Gym Group is a fast growing, leading disruptive provider of high-quality low-cost gyms, with 180 gyms in major towns and cities across the UK. A digital business which conducted a main Market IPO in 2015. I joined the business in 2016 and chair the Remuneration Committee.

2015 - Current
On The Beach

Non Executive Director, SID and Chair of Remuneration Committee

Founded by Simon Cooper, On the Beach is one of the UK's leading OTAs. It ran a full Market IPO in 2015, and offers value for money flights and hotels to the world's most popular beach holiday destinations. I joined the company for the IPO in 2015 and was Interim Chairman from November 2018 to April 2019, before passing over to Richard Pennycook. I am Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

2014 - Current
Reach plc

Non Executive Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee

Reach PLC is one of the largest multimedia publishers in the UK. Lead by Jim Mullen as CEO, the business is creating a unique digital news organisation supported by a set of national and regional print brands. I joined the Board in 2014 and Chair the Remuneration Committee.

2014 - Current
Simply Business


Previously an Aquiline capital partners owned business, SB was sold to the Travelers Insurance Group for £400m in 2017. SB offers a range of tailored business insurance quotes to compare from leading business insurance companies. Continually recognised for innovation and being a diverse and inclusive organisation. This is a regulated under by FCA. I have been a director at Simply Business since January 2014.

2014 - Current
Camelot Lottery Solutions


Camelot Lottery Solutions is the leading solutions and technology provider to lotteries around the world, helping customers reach new players and deliver responsible growth through increasing engagement with the lottery brand, leveraging digital technology, and providing new ways to play. I also sit on the Board of the Irish ( and Illinois ( lotteries, both regulated businesses.

2013 - Current


Pure360 is an Email Marketing, Email Personalisation, Website Personalisation and Marketing Automation provider which specialises in helping businesses get the best results from their marketing campaigns. Differentiated through service, results and agility. Pure360 is an SEP-backed business serving the enterprise and mid market sectors. I have chaired the business since 2013.

2008 - Current
Holiday Extras

Non executive director

Holiday Extras is a family-owned company. It is the UK market leader for travel add-ons, with airport hotels, parking, lounges and insurance as its core offerings. Arrangements for million of travellers are made every year. Continually recognised as an innovative organisation and a great place to work. MBO completed in 2018. I joined the business in 2008.

2017 - 2019


We sold Prezola in August 2019. Prior to the sale, Prezola was the UK’s no.1 Wedding gift list company, designed for modern couples who want choice and flexibility. Founded in 2012 by Dom and Ali Beaven, Bath-based Prezola received backing from the BGF in 2017. It works as an aggregator, allowing users to compile wedding gift lists from 300 different shops instead of having to choose one department store. The sister site,, allows customers to create customisable wedding websites. The business regularly achieved 50% year over year growth. I chaired the business between 2017 and 2019.

2014 - 2019

Non executive director

A private equity-backed business, owned by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP). Camelot transforms lives of its many winners, and the countless individuals and communities which benefit from lottery funding. Over the years, it made a winning business of running one of the world’s most successful lotteries. I was non-executive director on Camelot UK between November 2014 and May 2019, when I moved over to chair the Camelot Lottery Solutions business.

2013 - 2018


I chaired Talmix, the leading marketplace for matching the top 1% of consulting professionals to opportunities around the world for 5 years. We worked with clients in the FTSE 100 / Fortune 500, SMEs and Startups in over 30 countries and can provide resources in over 100, ensuring a truly global reach. We are backed by several leading VC funds within Europe. The CEO is Sandeep Dhillon.

2012 - 2017
Love Home Swap


We sold LHS to the Wyndham Hotel Group for $53m in August 2017. A business founded by Debbie and Ben Wosskow. It enables members to enjoy home exchange vacations in over 70 countries worldwide. I chaired the business between April 2012 and August 2017.

2012 - 2017
Qliro Group

Non executive director

Qliro Group’s business concept is to offer the best range of products via the internet, both own and external brands within the segments where the business operates. Increasingly, the ecommerce operation helped create a large financial services business. Qliro is a public company, with its headquarters in Stockholm. I was non-executive director between May 2012 and May 2017.

2014 - 2016


Zuto was founded in 2006 with a mission to remove the complexity and hassle out of finding and financing a car. Since then it has helped 2 million UK car buyers and provided access to more than £1.1 billion in finance but the mission is far from complete. Leveraging investment in technology and data, and a transparent approach to financing the business wants to build an experience so compelling that customers wouldn’t want to buy a car any other way. I chaired the business from 2014 to 2016 and remain a shareholder.

2011 - 2013

Non executive director

BaseKit’s technology makes it easy for small businesses to create an effective and great looking online presence. The company's success made it one of Europe’s most exciting tech start-ups. I was non-executive director between 2011 and 2013. Basekit has helped over 9 million small businesses get online by partnering with Telecom and hosting companies.

2010 - 2012
Rackspace Technology

SVP / Managing Director, International

Rackspace was a cloud computing services pioneer, who delivered deliver proven multicloud solutions across apps, data, and security. During my time Rackspace was differentiated by its amazing culture. I led the Rackspace Cloud and Managed Hosting business outside North America, reporting to CEO Lanham Napier, and managed the transformation of the international business into cloud.

2007 - 2010

Founder / CEO

Founded mydeco with Brent Hoberman and Paul Chudleigh. An online marketplace for home design. We developed mydeco over a five year period and the business originated from that team.

2003 - 2007

VP Operations / COO

eBay Inc. is an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California, that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website. eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995. I was responsible for the European operations at eBay, reporting to Philip Justus and Lorrie Norrington. I was a Board member of the International business in Bern and lead the European functions.

2000 - 2003

COO is an online travel and leisure retailer. The company was founded by Martha Lane Fox and Brent Hoberman in 1998 and was a part of the UK internet boom of the late 1990s, part of the dot-com bubble and trading on the London Stock Exchange. I was COO at, reporting to Martha Lane Fox. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the business. Main market IPO in 2000.

1998 - 2000

Operations Director, Inc. is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. I was Operations Director, reporting, in the early days, to Simon Murdoch. We grew and scaled the operations across the UK and Europe.

1995 - 1999
Cass Business School

PHD, Product Development

1991 - 1995

Manager of Strategic Partnerships

FileNet, a company acquired by IBM, developed software to help enterprises manage their content and business processes. I established the third party channel for sales and implementation of workflow systems, working largely with the large scale integrators and management consultancies.

1986 - 1991

European Product Manager

NCR Corporation is an American software, managed and professional services, consulting and technology company that also makes self-service kiosks, point-of-sale terminals, automated teller machines, check processing systems, and barcode scanners. I set up the new image processing and workflow product / team for NCR (AT&T) Europe.