Term of office: Appointed as Chairman on 23 August 2013; Chair of the Audit and Nomination Committees and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Background and suitability for the role: Prior to becoming Chairman Mark had fulfilled positions of non-executive director and CFO within Journeo. Mark has had a long executive career in the technology and corporate finance sectors, including finance and management roles operating in Europe, the USA and South Africa. He also has extensive AIM experience having brought two technology companies to this market together with associated fund raises. He therefore brings a long experience of governance, public markets and investor relations.
Current external appointments: Non-executive Director of Malvern International plc, Chairman of Trustees of Union Discount Retirement Benefit Scheme and trustee of two charities, the National Benevolent Society of Watch and Clockmakers and the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association.
Background and suitability for the role: Russ is a Chartered Engineer and brings over 25 years’ experience of forming and growing technology businesses to his role as CEO. Originally a development engineer in visual systems, Russ has designed products and software and founded businesses to generate substantial sales growth and leadership positions in a number of market sectors world-wide.
Russ has over 10 years’ experience working as CEO of AIM-quoted Companies with M&A experience in the UK and USA and extensive international experience; having set up businesses and operations throughout Continental Europe, USA, Singapore & the Middle East.
Term of office: Joined as CFO and Company Secretary on 15 May 2017.
Background and suitability for the role: Nick is an FCA having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Tenon in Nottingham, before joining KPMG. He has significant experience at finance director level in growing, technology led, SME businesses and has strong group reporting, process and control skills.
Term of office: Joined as Non-Executive Director on 22 August 2013; Chair of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
Background and suitability for the role: James has had a long career in corporate advisory and broking in the City, including acting as Chief Executive Officer of N+1 Brewin LLP and latterly as Senior Adviser to Cantor Fitzgerald Europe. Jamie has significant experience working with small and mid-cap companies, particularly in the AIM market, across a wide spectrum of sectors, covering all aspects of primary and secondary fund raising and mergers and acquisitions.
Current external appointments: Non-Executive Director of CareTech Holdings plc and an Associate of Ruffena Capital.
Barnaby Kent joined Journeo as a Non-Executive Director in March 2023, bringing over 20 years’ technology and M&A leadership to the organisation.
He was previously CEO at Plumtree Group and was COO at LSE:AIM listed Ideagen for over a decade before a $1B acquisition by private equity in 2022. Barnaby is currently CEO at Plumtree Consultants, a private investment fund in the UK, and a NED at LSE:AIM listed Sopheon, Innovation Management Software, and NED for Equals Trust, an education provider.
He holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Southampton, and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.