Board of Directors
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Martin Rowland
Chairman
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Martin Rowland
Chairman
Martin Rowland has spent the last 10 years in a variety of investment roles, working for institutional private equity houses and investing alongside family offices. Prior to this Martin held operational and strategic roles in mid-sized and large corporates. He has been a director of companies in an executive and non-executive capacity, helping businesses to scale organically and through acquisition. He was previously a non-executive director of the Group between 2011 and 2014.
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Oliver Scott
Non-Executive Director
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Oliver Scott
Non-Executive Director
Oliver Scott is a partner of Kestrel Partners LLP, the Company’s largest shareholder, a business he co-founded in 2009 and which specialises in investing in smaller quoted technology companies. Prior to this, Oliver spent over 15 years advising smaller quoted and unquoted companies, latterly as a director of KBC Peel Hunt Corporate Finance. Oliver has acted as Kestrel’s representative on various of its public and private investee companies and was previously a non-executive director of IQGeo Group plc and KBC Advanced Technologies plc prior to its takeover by Yokogawa.
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Elaine Bucknor
Independent Non-Executive Director
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Elaine Bucknor
Independent Non-Executive Director
Elaine joined as Non-executive Director in June 2018. She is currently Sky Plc’s Group Chief Information Security Officer and a Group Director in its Technology Executive team. Elaine has over 20 years in operational and strategic technology consultancy and leadership roles, with multinational market leaders in the telecommunications, media, technology, travel, financial and public sectors. Elaine is a key sponsor on a number of programmes to encourage more women into technology-based careers.
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Jesper With-Fogstrup
Chief Executive Officer
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Jesper With-Fogstrup
Chief Executive Officer
Jesper joined Smoove plc in January 2021. Before joining Smoove plc, Jesper served as Global Head of Digital as a Channel with HSBC Wealth and Personal Banking (WPB). Prior to HSBC, Jesper was Chief Operating Officer with ComparetheMarket.com responsible for scaling the business, Product, commercial performance and strategic delivery. Jesper has also held several executive positions in the online travel industry. Jesper holds an Executive MBA from London Business School.
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Michael Cress
Chief Financial Officer
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Michael Cress
Chief Financial Officer
Michael joined Smoove plc in May 2022. He started his career in corporate finance before focusing on digital brands and was latterly Finance Director at My 1st Years. He has also held senior and executive finance roles at Kelkoo, The Digital Property Group and AOL UK. Michael started his career with Schroder & Co after graduating from Harvard University with a degree in Economics.