MANAGEMENT

DIRECTORS

Nigel Clark - Group Non-Executive Chairman

Nigel joined the Company in 1980. He was appointed Company Secretary in 1983 and Group Financial Director in 1985. Prior to joining CML, he was with Touche Ross & Co. (which subsequently merged with Deloitte in 1989) and is a qualified chartered accountant, holding an FCA. Nigel became Group Non-Executive Chairman in January 2015. He holds a Mathematical Science degree from the University of London.

Chris Gurry - Group Managing Director

Chris Gurry joined the group in 1994, was appointed to the board in 2000 as business development director and became managing director in October 2007. Prior to joining CML, he worked within the electronics industry and has over 25 years’ experience within communications markets.

Neil Pritchard - Group Financial Director

Neil joined the Company in January 2015. Neil was previously Finance Director of the UK and Eire division of the DAX listed automotive products group, Continental AG. Prior roles include Group Financial Controller at multinational London Stock Exchange listed Delta PLC (acquired by US company Valmont Industries in 2010) and Group Finance Manager at FTSE-250 multinational speciality chemicals group, Yule Catto & Co PLC (now renamed Synthomer PLC). Neil is a qualified chartered accountant, holding an FCA, having spent six years with KPMG London in audit and forensic transaction services roles. He holds an Economics and Politics degree from the University of Bath.

Hugh Rudden - Group Sales and Marketing Director

Hugh Rudden joined the company in June 2014. He has over 25 years’ sales and marketing experience in the semiconductor industry. Most recently he has divided his time between leading a VC‑backed photovoltaic start‑up company through early stage financing and providing business and management consultancy services across a number of sectors. Prior to this, he was CEO at Bede Plc (acquired by Jordan Valley Semiconductors in 2008), and also spent 14 years at Memec Group (acquired by Avnet in 2005), a global semiconductor distribution and designs services organisation where his roles included product marketing manager, regional CEO and VP global design services solutions. Hugh speaks German and holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Durham.

Jim Lindop - Non-Executive Director

Jim Lindop joined the Company in April 2013 and has extensive innovative leadership experience in the technology and engineering sectors, having spent over thirty years in the industry. Most recently he was founder and CEO of Jennic Ltd, a privately held semiconductor company established in 1996 and subsequently acquired by NXP Semiconductors in 2010. Prior to Jennic, he consulted to companies in Cambridge, UK, including Symbionics, building and leading project teams in new wireless technologies. Earlier experience includes working at Rolls Royce designing electronic instrumentation for aero-engines and as a director of engineering at Simmons Limited. Jim holds a BSc and MSc in Electronics from the University of Nottingham.

Geoff Barnes - Non Executive Director

Geoff Barnes joined the Company in April 2017.  Geoff is currently a director of Baker Tilly International having transitioned to the role in June 2016 after serving as its CEO and President for 16 years. During that period he grew the business to be ranked as the 8th largest global accounting organisation, trading across 145 countries, with global revenues of US$3.8bn. He is Non-Executive Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Baker Tilly South East Europe Ltd.  He is also a strategic advisor on international matters to a major city law firm and chairman of the International Advisory Panel of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having previously served as a member of its Council. In 2015, Geoff was awarded the prestigious life-time achievement award by the International Accounting Bulletin for services to global public accounting.  Previous roles include 18 years with Casson Beckman, a leading mid-tier firm of chartered accountants in London, culminating in the position of executive chairman and 6 years with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in London where he qualified as a chartered accountant.