Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee
Peter (1961) has had a successful 37 year 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. After starting his career at the Home Office, Peter undertook various senior management roles with Aspect Development Inc, Parametric Technology Ltd, IBM (UK) Ltd and ICL plc.
Chief Executive Officer
Mike (1961) 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.
Group Finance Director
Tony (1958) has been a member of the Institute of Chartered 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.
Mr Haas (1962) is a US national currently based in the UK. In his current global role as a Group President with Arm Limited he spends considerable time in the major technology centres across Europe, the US and Asia. Arm is the world's leader in semiconductor IP as well as providing IoT device and data management platforms. Mr. Haas is responsible for leading Arm's Intellectual Property Group and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer as an Arm Executive Committee Member.
Mr Haas is a global business leader with 30 years plus of executive and general management, marketing and sales experience ranging from Fortune 1000 technology companies with revenues up to $4 billion to well-funded high-profile technology start-ups. Prior to his current role, Mr Haas 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.
Founder Non-Executive Director
Philip (1948) 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.
DR. LJILJANA MITIC
Ljiljana (1969) has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. This includes four years as Global Head of the financial services market and serving on the executive committee at Atos SE as an Executive Vice President following Atos’s takeover of Siemens IT Solutions and Services GmbH where she was Senior Vice President heading up the worldwide banking and insurance sales business. Ljiljana has also worked for six years at Hewlett-Packard where she served as Sales Director for financial services in Germany and prior to that she worked five years for WestLB AG, a large German bank at that time.
Since 2016, Ljiljana has focused on technology start-up businesses both through the management of investments and through providing advisory and consultancy services in her roles as a Senior Partner of Impact51 AG and as co-founder and Managing Director of Venture Value Partners GmbH.
Ljiljana has been a non-executive director of Grenke AG since her appointment in 2015. Grenke is a global financing partner for small and medium-sized companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. As a one-stop shop for customers, Grenke’s products range from flexible small-ticket leasing and demand-driven bank products to convenient factoring.
Founder Non-Executive Director
Peter (1947) 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.
Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman
Minnow (1954) 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
SENIOR INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHAIR OF THE REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Ros (1955) is a Non-Executive Director of ConvaTec Group Plc (where she is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees), Boparan Holdings Limited (where she is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees), and she is a Non-Executive Director on the MOD Defence Equipment and Support Board (where she is also a member of the Remuneration Committee). Ros was a Non-Executive Director of RPC Group Plc from 2017 to 2019 where she was a member of the Remuneration, Audit & Nomination Committees. Ros stepped down from her position as the Deputy Chair of the Council of the University of Southampton after 10 years, where she holds an honorary doctorate. Ros served as the Chief Operating Officer for Smith & Nephew plc and has held senior management positions in global companies including Exxon, Diageo, ICI and Tate & Lyle Group.