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James Appleby


James has over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry where he has grown teams and capabilities globally. In 2002 James founded Bluefin Solutions, a global consultancy that helps deliver digital transformation powered by SAP. As CEO he grew the business globally to approximately 250 people, based on his passion for leadership, values and strategy. Following the sale of Bluefin in 2015 he remained with the parent company taking on a larger role. James now acts as chairman and non-executive to a small number of fast-growth technology companies. He has a Master of Arts in Engineering from Cambridge University and was appointed to the Board on 20 July 2018.

Skills and experience

James’ experience in building and growing an IT business over many years is very relevant to Rosslyn’s ambitions, as are his industry connections. These are supplemented by his leadership skills and his background in building successful cultures and mentoring management teams.



Bernard Quinn

Non-Executive Director

Barney has over 30 years’ experience with application software and latterly cloud-based companies. For 13 years, Barney was a main board director of Sherwood International plc, a provider of software and services to the insurance industry which was listed on the LSE. He was also CEO of Workplace Systems International plc, an early provider of cloud-based workforce management software which was AIM-listed and which he took private. Today Barney in the public company world is non-executive chairman of the Atlanta-based Clearstar Inc. which is AIM-listed and provides background screening services. In the private equity world, he is non-executive chairman of Arkivum, in the digital preservation sector, and Oxehealth, a health technology provider. Barney is also a founder of Gotus Consultancy which provides scale-up international expansion advice to the technology sector. Other interests include Voyage Brand & Communications, a creative company, and Parago Software, which specialises in asset management software for the education sector.

Skills and experience

Barney’s extensive experience in software companies both private and public, along with his wide network of contacts, allows him to give broad constructive input into the Board and its Committees, and also to represent the Board to external stakeholders.


Paul Watts

Chief Executive Officer

Paul is a 30-year veteran of the enterprise software industry, who has held executive leadership roles in all 3 regional geographies – North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.  Primary expertise is in the design and implementation of Go-To-Market transformation initiatives centred around the customer experience.  Paul has recent experience covering a variety of emerging technologies including Robotic Process Automation, and Intelligent Automation, as well as a broad spectrum of vertical market knowledge. 

Paul is passionate about employee wellness, and as such is a non-executive at the early stage start-up GoVida.


Hugh Cox

Chief Information Officer, Founder

Hugh co-founded Rosslyn Analytics Ltd. Hugh is a recognised expert in helping public and private sector organisations tackle business issues through technologies including cloud computing, data management and analytics. Hugh has authored and spoken extensively on the subject of data analysis, with a particular focus on fraud prevention and detection, through the deployment of cloud-based analytics platforms. Prior to establishing Rosslyn Analytics, Hugh held senior positions with COO Investments (EMEA) and Citigroup Private Bank. He also worked for Perot Systems, J.P. Morgan and Logica. After leaving the British Army, Hugh gained a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and an MBA from City University Business School, London.

Skills and experience

Hugh’s broad experience in technology businesses, information security and his knowledge of trends in technology are an invaluable contribution to the Board, as is his understanding of and innovation in client needs.


Ginny Warr

Non-Executive Director

Ginny is Head of Procurement at The British Land Company PLC. She is a seasoned Chief Procurement Officer bringing over 30 years’ experience in both public and private sector roles. Prior to joining British Land, Ginny was instrumental in Vodafone’s global expansion programme having specific responsibility for procurement transformation and alignment across Europe and Africa.

Skills and experience

Ginny is an influential and experienced procurement leader, with a proven track record of delivering sustainable business benefits in challenging environments. Having operated at Executive level to deliver procurement best practice her experience and domain insights are a valuable addition to the Group as it develops products and markets.






Ash Mehta

Chief Financial Officer

Ash Mehta qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, following which he worked in commercial finance roles in US multinationals. He has since held senior financial roles in a variety of growth companies, listed as well as private and family-office backed. Ash has extensive experience in strategic finance, managing growth, fundraisings and acquisitions. Ash is also a non-executive director of AIM-quoted Northbridge Industrial Services plc.

Skills and experience

Ash’s professional qualification, together with his extensive experience in senior finance roles in listed companies, equips him to be an effective CFO. His wide business experience in commercial finance roles allows him to offer a broad input into strategy formulation and corporate finance, are highly relevant to the general business of the Board.