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. Nigel is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee.
Group Managing Director
Chris Gurry joined the group in 1994, was appointed to the board in 2000 as Business Development Director and became Group Managing Director in October 2007. Prior to joining CML, he worked within the electronics industry and has over 25 years’ experience within communications markets.
Group Financial Director and Company Secretary
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.
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. Prior to joining the Company, he 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 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 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. Geoff is Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Dr Peter Berns
Hyperstone Managing Director
Dr Peter Berns joined the company in 2012 as Managing Director of Hyperstone GmbH, with its headquarters in Konstanz, Germany; he also has responsibilities for Hyperstone globally. Previously to Hyperstone, he spent 15 years with Toshiba Electronics Europe, responsible for developing ASIC and Standard microelectronic solutions for telecommunication, automotive as well as mobile communication. Peter studied electrical engineering at RWTH, in Aachen, Germany including his PhD in Microelectronics.
CML Microcircuits Managing Director
Mark McCabe joined in December 2016 as Managing Director of CML Microcircuits (UK) Ltd together with responsibilities for the CML Microcircuits side of the business globally. Mark has held a number of senior management positions at Air Liquide, Semelab (part of TT Electronics PLC), SRC Devices Inc and Semitron and qualified as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer.
Dr Zhongming Shi
Sicomm Managing Director
Dr Zhongming Shi is CEO and original founder of the Sicomm group of companies, which were acquired by the CML Microsystems plc Group in August 2016. Zhongming founded Sicomm, the fabless solutions provider specialising in the development of integrated baseband SoC and RF IC’s, in 2013. Previously to Sicomm, Zhongming worked as a key IC designer for WiFi and cellular at Broadcom and Nokia in California, USA. A senior member of the IEEE and one of the top 1,000 China government-recognised experts in all fields, Zhongming has a BSc in Physics from the University of Fujan in Shanghai, a MSc in Electrical Science and Technology from East China Normal University, Shanghai and a PhD in Micro and Optic Electronics from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in Switzerland.
Senior VP Americas
Mark Gunyuzlu joined the company in 1999 as President of MX-COM, later renamed to CML Microcircuits (USA). In 2004, after the Group’s acquisition of Hyperstone GmbH, Mark was responsible for the introduction of Hyperstone’s products in the Americas and has led USA operations for both companies since that time. Prior to joining CML, he held various leadership roles at BASF and Hoechst, spanning a range of technologies including advanced composite materials, membrane separations and engineered polymers. Mark has BSc in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Delaware and an MSc in Engineering Management from the University of Tennessee.
Senior VP, Group Operations and Logistics
Mike Gurry is Senior VP of Global Manufacturing Operations for the CML Microsystems Plc Group. Mike has over 30 years’ experience within the Group. After previously overseeing CML materials control, critical supplier and logistics activity he became Manufacturing Director of CML UK in 1997, moving to the role of Managing Director CML UK in 2006. Mike has previous experience of logistics and supply with STC plc.