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Jon Lee

Non-Executive Chairman
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Jon Lee

Non-Executive Chairman

Jon was appointed as non-executive chairman of the Board of directors in May 2019 and has extensive experience in running software businesses in the US and Europe, including the UK. He is an experienced company director, having held multiple board positions, including London Bridge Software Holdings plc, a public company, where he was CEO. Jon has an MBA from MIT, and is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Management Accountant. He is a founder of LBS Properties Ltd, a property development management company focused on the residential and commercial sectors of the Central London market. Jon is also a founder of a venture capital fund, The Technology and Innovation fund LP, focused on the B2B software sector.

Jon currently chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Jon will stand down as chair (but remain a member) of the Remuneration Committee once a third independent non-executive director is appointed.

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Mark Furness

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Mark Furness

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mark founded the Group in 2006 and has led the business since launch. Prior to essensys, Mark had over a decade’s previous experience in the IT and telecommunications industry, including sales, general management and senior leadership roles. He has worked across the UK and Asia Pacific with major telecommunications companies such as Cable and Wireless and Optus.

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Alan Pepper

Chief Financial Officer
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Alan Pepper

Chief Financial Officer

Alan joined the Group in September 2017. Alan is a chartered accountant with nearly 30 years’ experience in various financial, general management and directorship roles in professional services, private equity investment and industry. This included the start-up of a flexible workspace operator whilst at a venture capital business, its private equity backed management buyout whilst CFO and then as CEO of that business whilst it was listed on AIM. Most recently, prior to his appointment at the Group, he was as Chief Commercial Officer of IWG plc’s UK operation.

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Charles Butler

Non-Executive Director
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Charles Butler

Non-Executive Director

Charles joined the Board in May 2019. Charles is a chartered accountant with over two decades experience in senior and board level positions in private and public growth and digital technology businesses. These included as CEO of Market Tech Holdings plc, a property and digital technology group which he led from successful IPO to AIM through to its subsequent takeover, and as Group CEO at NetPlay TV, the interactive gaming company. Among others, Charles is a non-executive director of Mysale Group Plc, a leading international online retailer quoted on AIM, and Highcroft Investments plc, a REIT listed on the main list of the London Stock Exchange.

Charles chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

External Appointments
In addition to being Non-executive Director of essensys, Charles is currently the non-executive chairman of Highcroft Investments PLC’s where he also holds the position of chairman of the nomination committee and member of the remuneration and audit committees.