Board & Governance
Introducing our board & governance team
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Luke joined ATTRAQT in May 2018 as its Chief Executive Officer.
Luke has a wealth of experience growing successful international technology businesses. He served as CEO for three years at OB10, the SaaS global trading network acquired by Tungsten Corporation Plc in 2013, and was CEO of Portrait Software, an AIM-listed customer marketing company where he drove double-digit growth before the business was acquired by Pitney Bowes in 2010.
He has also worked in senior commercial, corporate development and advisory positions for a host of influential software companies in the UK, Europe and the US, including Experian and Alterian, as well as Metia Group, a multi-national digital marketing agency.
Luke joins ATTRAQT from Neighbourly.com, an award-winning community-focused SaaS platform, where he remains as Non-Executive Director.
Nick joined ATTRAQT in 2015 as a Non-Executive Director, and became Chairman the following year. In January 2018 Nick became Interim Executive Chairman while ATTRAQT undertook the search for a new Chief Executive Officer. On the arrival if Luke McKeever in May 2018 Nick reverted back to his role as Chairman.
Following a successful executive career with GKN, Mars Corporation and MasterCard, Nick moved into private equity and is the Founder and Managing Partner of Azini Capital Partners LLP, a London based private equity firm with a track-record of successful investments in growth stage private and public technology companies.
Nick has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng) from the University of Bristol.
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
Ivor is the chairman of Project Trust. He lives in London and is a non-executive director of Powa Technologies Limited (a financial technology company) and Bluefield Harrier Limited (a solar power company).
Educated at Inverness Royal Academy and University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, Ivor has spent most of his professional career as an investment banker with Barclays de Zoete Wedd and until recently with Deutsche Bank. Ivor is a capital markets specialist and at Deutsche Bank he was head of global capital markets, co-head of investment banking and a member of the executive committee of Deutsche Bank's corporate and investment banking division.
Independent Non-Executive Director
In a career spanning three decades, Ed has worked extensively as a senior executive in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in management, sales and product/service development roles.
Previous international roles have included working for Apple in Europe, strategic planning and programme director for Scoot.com plc and managing operations in Northern Europe for Quark Inc. He was responsible for establishing the digital division for global publisher Boat International Media, including successfully launching boatinternational.com and establishing it as one of the leading online market place for pre-owned superyachts.
Along with advising a number of clients on strategy and business development, Ed has a portfolio of companies based in North Norfolk, and most recently he was instrumental in raising over £750,000 in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage to help secure the future of one of the UK's youngest ancient monuments.
Robert is a partner in the international law firm Taylor Wessing LLP and has been a solicitor for 24 years. He is a corporate lawyer specialising in advising companies on all aspects of corporate law including listings and mergers and acquisitions.
The Directors recognise the importance of sound corporate governance and confirm that they comply with the CGC to the extent appropriate for a company of its nature and size. The Board also follow, as far as practicable, the recommendations in the QCA Guidelines, which have become a widely recognised benchmark for corporate governance of smaller quoted companies, particularly AIM companies. The Board meet at least quarterly to review, formulate and approve the Company's strategy, budgets, corporate actions and oversee the Company's progress towards its goals. It has established an audit committee and a remuneration committee with formally delegated duties and responsibilities and with written terms of reference. From time to time, separate committees may be set up by the Board to consider specific issues when the need arises. Due to the size of the Company, the Directors have decided that issues concerning the nomination of directors will be dealt with by the Board rather than by a committee.
The audit committee is chaired by Ivor Dunbar and its other member is Ed Ewing, both of whom are independent non-executive directors. The Company's chairman can attend committee meetings as an observer. The audit committee meet formally at least two times a year and otherwise as required. It has the responsibility for ensuring that the financial performance of the Company is properly reported on and reviewed and its role includes monitoring the integrity of the financial statements of the Company (including annual and interim accounts and results announcements), reviewing internal control and risk management systems, reviewing any changes to accounting policies, reviewing and monitoring the extent of the non-audit services undertaken by external auditors and advising on the appointment of external auditors.
The remuneration committee is chaired by Ed Ewing and its other member is Ivor Dunbar, both of whom are independent non-executive directors. The Company's chairman can attend committee meetings as an observer. The remuneration committee meet not less than once a year and at such other times as required. It has responsibility for determining, within the agreed terms of reference, the Company's policy on the remuneration packages of the Company's chief executive, chairman, and the executive directors, the company secretary, senior managers and such other members of the executive management as it is designated to consider. The remuneration committee also has responsibility for determining (within the terms of the Company's policy and in consultation with the chairman of the Board and/or the chief executive officer) the total individual remuneration package for each executive director, the company secretary and other designated senior executives (including bonuses, incentive payments and share options or other share awards). The remuneration of non-executive directors will be a matter for the chairman and executive directors of the Board. No director or manager is allowed to partake in any discussions as to their own remuneration. In addition, the remuneration committee has the responsibility for reviewing the structure, size and composition (including the skills, knowledge and experience) of the Board and giving full consideration to succession planning.