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 employed by 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. On 1 January 2020, Nigel took up the post of Group Finance Director on an interim basis, on 1 June 2021 resigned interim position and took the position of Executive Chairman. He holds a Mathematical Science degree from Royal Holloway College, University of London. Nigel is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and has resigned from being a member of the Audit Committee.
Group Managing Director
Chris joined the group in 1994. He 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 design and manufacturing industry leading organisations primarily focused on applications within radio communications markets, including machine-to-machine, CCTV and satellite television. Having originally trained as an electronics technician, Chris subsequently re-trained as a business software programmer/analyst and has over 30 years’ experience within wireless communications markets. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Jim joined the Company in April 2013.He has extensive innovative leadership experience in the technology and engineering sectors, having spent over 30 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.
Senior Non-Executive Director
Geoff joined the Company in April 2017 and was appointed as Senior Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2021 He is a former Director of Baker Tilly International having transitioned to the role in June 2016 after serving as its CEO and President for 16 years. He is also Non‑Executive Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Baker Tilly South‑East Europe Ltd, 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. In 2015, Geoff was awarded the prestigious lifetime achievement award by the International Accounting Bulletin for services to global public accounting. Previous roles include 18 years with Casson Beckman, culminating in the position of Executive Chairman, and six years with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in London where he qualified as a chartered accountant. Geoff is Chairman and member of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
CML Microcircuits Managing Director
Mark joined the Group in December 2016 and is Managing Director of the Communications business division. Immediately prior to joining CML, Mark was UK business unit manager for Air Liquide, a world leader in the supply of gases to the nuclear, food and electronics markets. Previously he gained extensive experience within the electronics component industry serving as Managing Director of Semelab (a subsidiary of TT Electronics PLC), as executive VP at SRC Devices, Inc. (a company acquired by Littlefuse Inc) and through a variety of sales, marketing and operational roles at Semitron, where he participated in a successful MBO. Mark qualified as an Electrical and Electronic Engineer working in various Ministry of Defence establishments.
Dr Zhongming Shi
Sicomm Managing Director
Zhongming is CEO and founder of the Sicomm group of companies, 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, Zhongming has a BSc in Physics from the University of Fudan 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, Group Operations and Logistics
Mike 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.
Senior VP, Technology
Nigel is Senior VP of Technology, overseeing the Group’s technical activities with specific responsibility for strategic projects and technology programmes. Most recently Engineering Director of the Communications business unit, with responsibility for both Silicon and Firmware R&D activities, Nigel joined the Group in 2002 to establish and build an RF Systems and Software capability. Before joining CML Nigel held a number of senior engineering roles at Securicor Wireless Technology, The Technology Partnership/TTPCom (TTPCom acquired by Motorola in 2006) and Plessey/GPT, managing the development of a diverse range of communications products including GSM radios, cordless handsets and air traffic control equipment. Nigel holds a MEng from the University of Bradford and is Chairman of the Task Group dealing with Mobile Radio and Wireless Data systems at the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI), a position he has held for over ten years.
Company Secretary and Group Financial Controller
Michelle joined the Company in 2018 as Group Financial Controller and in July 2020 was appointed to the additional role of Company Secretary. Prior to CML, she spent ten years at the Regis Group, a real estate company, where she held the position of Group Financial Controller. During previous roles Michelle held similar positions at Derichebourg Multiservices, a company providing servicing facilities to the aircraft industry and at Thermos Limited, a manufacturer and distributor of Thermos branded products throughout Europe. Earlier experience included a number of management accountant roles, including working for an NHS trust. She is a qualified chartered certified accountant, holding a FCCA.