Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Peter Ryan

Peter Ryan

Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee

Peter has, since 1980, had a successful international career in technology encompassing all dimensions of the industry including software, services, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure. Over the last 10 years, Peter has held roles such as Chief Sales Officer with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Chief Client Officer at Logica plc and Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Services with Sun Microsystems Inc. Peter is also Chairman of privately held Ocean Technology Group.

Philip Hulme

Philip Hulme

Founder Non-Executive Director

Philip founded Computacenter with Peter Ogden in 1981 and worked for the Company on a full-time basis until stepping down as Executive Chairman in 2001. He was previously a Vice President and Director of the Boston Consulting Group.

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Mike Norris

Chief Executive Officer

Mike graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from East Anglia University in 1983. He joined Computacenter in 1984 as a salesman in the City office. Following appointments in senior roles, he became Chief Executive in December 1994, with responsibility for all day-to-day activities and reporting channels across Computacenter. Mike also led the Company through flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 1998. Mike was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Hertfordshire in 2010.

Tony Conophy

Tony Conophy

Group Finance Director

Tony has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1982. He qualified with Semperit (Ireland) Ltd and then worked for five years at Cape Industries plc. He joined Computacenter in 1987 as Financial Controller, rising in 1991 to General Manager of Finance. In 1996, he was appointed Finance and Commercial Director of Computacenter (UK) Limited with responsibility for all financial, purchasing and vendor relations activities. In March 1998 he was appointed Group Finance Director.

Peter Ogden

Peter Ogden

Founder Non-Executive Director

Peter founded Computacenter with Philip Hulme in 1981 and was Chairman of the Company until 1998, when he became a Non-Executive Director. Prior to founding Computacenter, he was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Co.

Dr. Ljiljana Mitic

DR. LJILJANA MITIC

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ljiljana has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry. She was Global Head of financial services and a member of the executive committee at Atos SE, following its takeover of Siemens IT Solutions and Services GmbH, where she headed the worldwide banking and insurance sales business. Ljiljana has also held senior roles at Hewlett-Packard and WestLB AG. Since 2016, she has focused on technology start-ups as a Senior Partner of Impact51 AG. Ljiljana is a non-executive director of Grenke AG, a global financing partner for small and mediumsized companies.

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Rene Haas

Independent Non-Executive Director

Rene is a US national. He has over 30 years’ experience in executive and general management, marketing and sales. He is currently a Group President of Arm Limited, the world leader in semiconductor IP and provider of IoT device and data management platforms. Rene leads Arm's Intellectual Property Group and is an Executive Committee Member. Prior to his current role, Rene was, amongst other appointments, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing at Arm and spent seven years as Vice President and General Manager Computing Products at NVIDIA Corporation.

Minnow Powell

Minnow Powell

Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee

Minnow was a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Superdry Plc from 2012 to 2019. He was a Director and chaired the Audit Committee of Tui Travel Plc from 2011 to 2014 and was a member of the Supervisory Board of Tui AG from December 2014 to February 2016. Minnow spent 35 years with Deloitte where he became a Partner in 1985. Minnow’s audit client portfolio included companies within the same sector, and with similar business models, as Computacenter. He is a Chartered Accountant and was a member of the Auditing Practices Board for six years.

Dr. Ros Rivaz

Ros Rivaz

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Ros was appointed as the Group's Designated Non-Executive Director for Workforce Engagement in 2017. Ros is a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at Victrex plc. Ros is Chair of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and a NonExecutive Director of the Ministry of Defence – Defence Equipment and Support Board, where she is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees and is a Non-Executive Director at Luxembourgbased Aperam SA. She was a Non-Executive Director of ConvaTec plc, RPC Group plc, CEVA Logistics AG, Rexam plc and Deputy Chair of the Council of the University of Southampton for 10 years. Ros was previously Chief Operating Officer for Smith & Nephew plc and held senior management positions in global companies including Exxon, Diageo, ICI and Tate & Lyle Group.

 
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