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David has over 39 years of experience in Operations and Technology roles across multiple industries for international businesses such as Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Boots, Reuters, Royal Bank of Scotland and National Grid. He also has experience in the Professional Services sector where he was a management consultant at PwC. David is currently the non-executive chairman of HSBC Private Bank (UK) Limited, and is a non-executive director of HSBC UK Bank plc, Nuffield Health and Interxion Holdings SA.
David brings a wealth of relevant board and IT experience after more than 39 years of working in Technology and Operations roles across multiple industries for international businesses such as Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Boots, Reuters, Royal Bank of Scotland and National Grid. He also has experience in the Professional Services sector where he was a management consultant at PwC. David has recently been a trustee of The Tech Partnership, focussing on the skills and diversity challenges of the UK technology sector. He is currently the chairman of HSBC Private Bank (UK) Limited, and is a non-executive director of HSBC UK Bank plc, Nuffield Health and InterXion Holding N.V, a leading provider of colocation data centre services in Europe.
Other FDM appointments
Chair of the Nomination Committee
Rod is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of FDM Group. He has been instrumental in developing the Group into an international, award-winning employer with a prestigious client base operating in multiple industries.
Rod is a firm supporter of improving diversity in technology, with clear results achieved by the Group through its FDM Women in Tech, Getting Back to Business, Ex-Forces and veteran career transition initiatives. Rod was featured in the Management Today Agents of Change Power List 2018 for his work promoting gender parity in the workplace.
Rod has no external appointments.
Other FDM appointments
Member of the Nomination Committee
With over 26 years of experience in both the public and private IT sectors internationally Sheila is passionate about enhancing diversity in the workplace and creating exciting careers for the next generation of digital talent.
Sheila spearheads FDM’s global Women in Tech initiative and FDM’s Getting Back to Business Programme, aimed at providing opportunities for returners to work. In addition, Sheila’s experience and knowledge of the sector has been crucial in driving the Group’s global expansion programme.
Sheila has been called to advise government committees on various issues around the digital skills gap and has received numerous awards throughout the years including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scotland Women in Technology Awards 2017, Tech Champion at the TechWomen100 Awards 2018, and being recognised as Woman of the Year at both the Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards 2017 and the Information Age Women in IT Awards 2018.
Sheila is a member of the board of techUK, an organisation which represents more than 900 technology companies ranging from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups, helping them to develop markets, enhance innovation and identify opportunities for growth. Sheila is also the chair of the advisory board of the Institute of Coding.
Andy joined FDM in 1994 and has progressed through the Group’s sales team to become Global Sales Director in 2007.
Andy oversees the expansion of the Group with a focus on the sales, HR and recruitment functions. Andy’s strategic focus is around developing new service streams in line with client demands, as well as increasing the number of applicants for the Group’s Graduate programme, which are both key areas to the success and growth of the Group. Andy has also played a key role in the launch and success of the UK Ex-Forces Programme.
Andy has no external appointments.
Mike is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has been Chief Financial Officer at FDM since April 2011.
Prior to joining FDM, Mike fulfilled the roles of Group Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer in a premium listed business in the Software and Services sector. In addition Mike has been an Independent non-executive chairman and non-executive director on the boards of a number of other companies. Overall Mike has more than thirty years’ experience of working within the technology sector in a range of senior roles.
Mike has no external appointments.
Peter has over twenty years of experience as an investment analyst, specialising in the Software and IT Services sector. Peter joined UBS in 2000 and led its UK small and mid-cap research team.
Between 2007 and 2011 he was Chief Operating Officer of UBS European Equity Research. One of his responsibilities during this period was the oversight of the graduate recruitment, training and development programmes, both for the Research business and the Equities operation as a whole.
Peter is currently a non-executive director of Microgen plc, Keystone Law Group plc, TruFin plc and D4T4 Solutions plc.
Other FDM appointments
Senior Independent Director
Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee
Robin is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He brings many years of experience as a plc director, having held a variety of financial and general management roles in both Europe and North America, and has experience of financial reporting, financing, transactions and risk management.
Robin’s previous roles include Chief Financial Officer of Intec Telecom Systems plc, Chief Financial Officer of ITNET plc, Chief Financial Officer of JBA Holdings plc, non-executive director of Phoenix IT Group plc and non-executive director of Fusionex International plc.
Robin is currently a non -executive director at EMIS Group plc and Alfa Financial Software Holdings plc.
Other FDM appointments:
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee
Michelle has more than 25 years of experience in international Telecommunications and Technology. She is currently an area vice president for Citrix Systems after having served as the global Director of Cloud & Hosting Services at Vodafone. Prior to Vodafone, Michelle worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development where she managed the Telecom, Media & Technology banking team.
Michelle is a co-founder and current board member of Women and Telecoms & Technology, a UK not-for-profit organization, and is also a global council member at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. Michelle is also a member of the Investment Board of MOVE Capital.
Other FDM appointments
Member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee
Date of Appointment
Independent Non-Executive Director November 2019
Jacqueline is a highly-regarded leader in technology in the UK, with a strong reputation as a champion of women in the sector. She has been the president of technology trade association techUK since July 2015 where she has developed and supported a manifesto for skills and diversity in the technology industry. She is also the co-chair of the Governance Board of the Institute of Coding.
Prior to this, Jacqueline held senior executive roles at major tech companies including Sage Group, Citrix Systems, CA Technologies, Novell and McAfee International. She was previously a non-executive director at AO World plc and Home Retail Group plc. In 2018 Jacqueline was awarded CBE for Services to International Trade in Technology.
Jacqueline is the Board’s designated Non-Executive Director to engage with the Group’s workforce on behalf of the Board and to enable employees to share ideas and concerns with senior management and the Board.
Costain Group plc (Non-Executive Director) (Appointed November 2017)
Rightmove plc (Senior Independent Director) (Appointed December 2016)
Date of Appointment
Independent Non-Executive Director January 2020
Alan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Alan was with PwC for 35 years until his retirement in 2015, including 23 years as an audit partner working with listed, private equity-backed and fast-growth entrepreneurial companies. He was a member of PwC’s South East regional board and a national leader for audit services in the private equity sector. He has significant skills and experience in financial reporting, regulation, corporate governance and risk management.
During the year following his retirement from PwC in 2015, Alan was a non-executive director with CEGA Holdings Limited.
Alan currently has no external appointments.
Alan is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee