Board of Directors


Frank Beechinor

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. Until recently Frank served eight years as Non-Executive Chairman of AIM listed dotdigital Group plc. Frank is also a co-founder of Cadence Performance Ltd and was previously founder and CEO of OneClick HR plc from 1997 to 2011.



Kristian (Kris) Shaw

Kris was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer on 27 May 2021. He has been with SmartSpace since January 2019, formerly as Financial Controller and Company Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, Kris spent seven years leading the finance team at Agrokultura AB, a Swedish listed agri-business. Kris is ACA qualified.

Guy Van Zwanenberg


Guy Van Zwanenberg

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.

Philip Wood NED SmartSpace


Philip Wood

Philip joined the Board on 27 May 2021 as independent NED and Chair of the Audit Committee. Philip is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Aptitude Software Group plc, a specialist provider of powerful financial management software to large global businesses. Philip brings extensive public company experience having joined the Board of Aptitude Software Group plc (formerly known as Microgen plc) in 2007, having previously held the role of Group Finance Director at AttentiV Systems Group plc where he oversaw the group’s flotation onto AIM in 2004. The experience Philip brings in growing software businesses and mentoring finance teams will be hugely helpful to SmartSpace, as the Company moves through its next phase of development as a global SaaS business.