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James Appleby

Chairman

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 35 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 is also non-executive chairman of Arkivum, in the digital preservation sector, and a non-executive director of Oxehealth, a digital health solutions provider.

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..

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.

 

 

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.