Board of Directors and Senior Management - Blue Prism
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Board of directors and senior management

Blue Prism was formed by a group of process automation experts in 2001. We have offices in London and Manchester in the UK. Austin, Chicago, Miami, New York and San Francisco in the US, along with Sydney and Tokyo covering the APAC region. We currently operate in the Financial Services, Energy, Telco, Insurance, Logistics, BPO and Healthcare sectors, but the technology is truly industry agnostic as the Digital Workforce is able to tackle rules-based administrative work.

Board members

Blue Prism Jason Kingdon

Jason Kingdon

Non-Executive Chairman

Jason has significant experience in technology software start-ups. He was co-founder of University College London’s (“UCL”) Intelligent System Lab and co-founder and CEO of the artificial intelligence company Searchspace Limited from 1995 to 2005. Searchspace was twice named as one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 list and received the American Banking Association’s anti-money laundering product endorsement. Searchspace was named in the Sunday Times’ Tech Track 100 in both 2002 and 2005 and won IBM Partner of the Year Award, 2002. Searchspace was sold in 2005 to US private equity group Warburg Pincus for an estimated $140 million. Jason has authored and edited several books on intelligent systems and was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003. He has invested and is actively involved with technology start-ups including Moshogo and Telectic and is a member of UCL’s Enterprise Advisory Board. Jason has a PhD in Computer Sciences from University College London.

Blue Prism Alastair Bathgate

Alastair Bathgate

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Alastair has over 30 years’ experience in enterprise software, manufacturing and banking. He co-founded the Group in 2001 alongside David Moss, having previously spent eight years in process improvement at Bradford & Bingley Building Society and four years delivering enterprise software solutions to major customers such as Barclays Bank at Lynx Financial Systems. Alastair has an MBA with distinction from Leeds University Business School.

Blue Prism Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Gary has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles across the technology sector. He joined the Group in February 2015 and was most recently finance director of Testronic Laboratories, a digital testing company covering digital TV, video games and movies. His previous experience includes roles as chief operating officer at Sony Psygnosis and finance director of Acorn Computers plc and Rage plc. Gary is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Blue Prism Chris Batterham

Chris Batterham

Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Chris qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen and has significant experience in senior finance roles across the technology sector. He joined the board of the Group in September 2012 and was previously Financial Officer of Unipalm plc the first internet company to IPO in the UK, until 2001 and chief financial officer of Searchspace Limited until 2005. Chris currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Eckoh plc and Non-Executive Director of SDL plc, NCC Group plc and Toumaz Group plc. Chris has an MA from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Ken Lever

Non-Executive Director

Ken is an ex-partner of Arthur Andersen and has held senior executive director roles in many listed companies including Alfred McAlpine plc, Albright & Wilson plc and Tomkins plc. Ken was Chief Financial Officer of Numonyx in Switzerland from April 2008 to September 2010, and was Chief Executive Officer of Xchanging plc between 2011 and 2015. Ken currently is Group Chairman of RPS Group plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Biffa plc, Vertu Motors plc, Gresham House Strategic plc, DAC Beachcroft and F.M. Insurance Company Limited. From 2007 to 2013 Ken was a member of the Accounting Council (formally the UK Accounting Standards Board) of the Financial Reporting Council. Ken is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Charmaine Eggberry

Non-Executive Director

Charmaine was global senior vice president at Nokia. Between 2002 and 2008 Charmaine was managing director and vice president, EMEA at Research In Motion (BlackBerry). She also led Wayra, the digital accelerator and was a non-executive director of Wayra UnLtd, a joint venture between the UK Government and Telefonica. Charmaine currently is a Non-Executive Director of GB Group plc and chairperson of Buzzmove.

Senior management

Blue Prism David Moss

David Moss

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

David is the architect behind the Blue Prism software product and co-founded the business with Alastair Bathgate in 2001. He was a Senior Software Designer at Lynx Financial Systems, working for clients such as Barclays Bank, Nationwide Building Society, and Transamerica Commercial Finance. David has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Leeds University.

Shail Khiyara

Shail Khiyara

Chief Marketing and Experience Officer (CMXO)

Shail Khiyara brings over 15 years of global experience in marketing & customer engagement, across many leading brands in technology. With recent experience in the Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence space, he has worked as the CMO at Model N, CMO & Chief Customer Officer at Spigit, CMO at Taleo, and SVP & GM at Evault, a Seagate company. In these roles he has been a champion for delivering measurable, repeatable and profitable revenue growth and driving programs to delight customers. Shail holds an MBA from Yale University, Strategy & Entrepreneurship executive education from Harvard Business School and an MSc in Engineering.

Blue Prism Martin Flood

Martin Flood

Director of Sales

Martin has nearly 30 years’ experience in sales and sales management within the IT Industry across a range of enterprise software and hardware businesses. He joined the Group in 2007 and most recently headed the New Products sales team across EMEA for Progress Software. His previous experience includes roles at large international organisations such as Sun Microsystems and Sybase as well as early stage software companies such as Whitelight Systems and Searchspace Limited. Martin is a qualified engineer and has a Diploma in Management Studies.

Blue Prism Pat Geary

Pat Geary

Chief Evangelist

Pat Geary is the Chief Evangelist at Blue Prism and has over 30 years of international marketing experience across a range of large multinational and start up software and hardware businesses. Pat was CMO at Searchspace, the world’s first enterprise AI platform, launched the worlds first 64-bit computer at DEC and also launched the world's first global Internet TV platform at Livestation. Pat joined Blue Prism in 2008 as Chief Marketing Officer when it was a small start up and he invented the term Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in 2012 which has now become a global IT software category of which Blue Prism is the market leader. Pat is a member of the Advisory Board of the CMO Council, a winner of CMO of the Year 2016, a member of the NOA “A list” 2016 and he holds an honours degree in Computer Science.

Blue Prism Neil Wright

Neil Wright

Director of Professional Services

Neil has over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of enterprise software to both public sector and blue-chip organisations. He joined the Group in 2008 and was most recently at EDS. His previous experience includes director and programme delivery roles with companies such as Lynx Financial Systems and Halifax Bank.

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Last updated: Jan 18, 2018 @ 8:20 am