Non Executive Board
Andrew M. Kanter
Mr Kanter served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Information Management division of HP until May, 2012, having served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Autonomy Corporation plc from 2001 through acquisition by HP in 2011 for approximately $11 bullion. Prior to joining Autonomy, Mr Kanter was an attorney in private practice in San Francisco and London, primarily engaged in international mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Mr Kanter also served as Clerk to Hon. Christine Miller of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Washington, DC. He holds a J.D. from the University of Southern California Law Center and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and also studied at Kansai University of Foreign Studies, Osaka, Japan.
Mr Adam has been Group Finance Director of Carillion plc (FTSE 250) since April 2007. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1982 and gained broad experience in a number of public and private company finance director roles from the age of 30. Immediately prior to joining Carillion, Richard was Group Finance Director of Associated British Ports Holdings plc (FTSE 250). He was also a Non-Executive Director and the chairman of the Audit Committee of SSL International plc until its takeover in 2010.
Gregory Bestick - .
Mr Bestick is the Chief Operating Officer of the Paradigm Talent Agency. In 2003, he founded Ogden Park Ventures, a technology investment and consulting firm that has worked in Europe, Asia and the U.S. with the toy maker Mattel, Inc. and private equity firms. He has also served as CEO of Broderbund Software, an early innovator in children’s educational software (2001-2003), as President of The Learning Company, consumer software company (1999-2001), and as CEO of Creative Wonders, a joint venture between video game maker Electronic Arts and the Walt Disney Corporation (1995-1999). Mr. Bestick is also a Director of Westwood One Inc, and Chairman of eLanguage, LLC, a worldwide publisher of language learning software, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Help Kenya Project, a not-for-profit educational foundation.
Anil is currently consulting to EQT Funds as a Senior Internet Industrial Advisor. Previously he was Head of Corporate Development at Google for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in London from 2006 to 2011. Prior to Google, he was a Director at the boutique investment banking firm GP Bullhound and immediately before that he was a Principal with the venture capital firm IDG Ventures, where he was board director of one of their portfolio companies, the mobile music company, Shazam Entertainment.
Between mid 2000 and the end of 2001, he was a Vice President for corporate finance with Bear Stearns International in London. Between mid 1997 and mid 2000, he was a member of Chase Manhattan Bank's corporate finance group both in New York and London. Mr Hansjee joined Chase's corporate finance team after spending the first 7 years of his professional career as a software engineer first with UBS then Chase. He has a BSc.(Hons.) in Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science from Edinburgh University, Bsc. (Hons) in Computing from Kingston University and has an MSc. in Finance at London Business School.
Matthew Le Merle
Matthew is a Partner in Booz & Company’s Information Technology, Consumer, and Media practice based in San Francisco and brings more than twenty five years of experience as a consultant at Booz & Company, McKinsey & Company, AT Kearney, and Monitor Group including leading the West Coast practices of the latter two firms. Matthew is a Director of the Bay Area Council, a Member of the Academy for Interactive Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was appointed to the Governor of California’s China Delegation in 2010 and to the Governor’s Life Sciences Council in 2005.
Matthew is an active investor in digital entertainment companies and was previously Chairman of Concept Art House and Chairman of Telltale Games and a Board Director of Unknown Worlds Entertainment (Acquired by Perfect World) and Qube Learning Systems. He was Co-President of the largest angel investment group, Keiretsu Forum in San Francisco between 2006-2009. He holds an MA (Hons) from Christ Church, Oxford University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.