Frank was appointed Chairman of the board in July 2014 and led the business through its restructuring from what was then Coms plc. He became CEO in July 2018 with the aim of leading Smartspace plc to become a market leader in space management technology. He has significant corporate experience, particularly in the Software industry and building SaaS businesses. Frank is also currently Non-Executive Chairman of dotDigital Group plc and is a co-founder of Cadence Performance Ltd. Frank was previously founder and CEO of OneClick HR plc from 1997 to 2011.
Bruce has over 25 years’ commercial experience in finance strategy & accounting, fundraising, M&A and disposal. Bruce was most recently Group Finance Director at Bond International Software plc, where he led a successful divestment of all operations, with £55 million returned to shareholders. He held this role for 13 years. ACA qualified, Bruce started his career as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in audit and transaction advisory work before transitioning to FD and CFO roles for publicly listed and private organisations in IT, media and leisure. This included eight years as FD of Wembley Stadium Limited, which owned and operated the Wembley Complex including the Stadium, Arena and Conference and Exhibition Centre. Bruce then spent over three years with Radio First plc where he was involved in securing a multi-million-pound institutional investment and joint venture agreements for the operation of new radio stations on a digital platform.
Guy joined the board in March 2015 as a Non-Executive Director, a role which he maintained until June 2018 when he stepped into the Chairman’s role. Guy is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Guy has more than 40 years’ experience in industry and practice. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton and then spent three years working with James Gulliver. Guy subsequently moved to become UK Finance Director of an American computer accessory company which was taken public in 1989. In 1991, he established his own interim financial management business and has since been involved in a number of SME businesses providing strategic and financial help. Guy joined Gamingking PLC in 1998 on a part time basis as Finance Director and became Company Secretary and Non-Executive Director in 2006, remaining until May 2013. He joined Quixant plc as a Non-Executive in March 2013 as part of the float team. Guy is both a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Chartered Director.
Diana was appointed to the Board in October 2013 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees. With over 30 years’ experience in accountancy, investment banking and finance, Diana has an impressive track record in investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and business transformation in publicly quoted, venture capital and private equity backed companies. Diana is also a non-executive director and the Audit Committee Chairman of Smithson Investment Trust plc, which achieved the biggest ever investment trust launch on the London Stock Exchange in October 2018. Her previous roles include Chief Financial Officer for Precious Cells International Limited, Company Secretary for Tullett Prebon plc, Finance Director of Pelamis Wave Power Limited and Chairman and Honorary Treasurer for BreastCancer Haven. Diana is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.