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Jon Sheffield, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

As Chief Financial Officer of Ingenta, effective from 1st January 2017, Jon is responsible for the financial well-being and stability of the organisation, as well as communicating with the investor community. Jon will attend plc Board Meetings as Company Secretary.

Prior to his appointment as Interim CFO, as Group Financial Controller, Jon managed the Ingenta Finance function, including all aspects of compliance, forecasting and reporting. An ACA qualified accountant, Jon spent the early part of his career in practice, latterly at PWC, managing audits and compliance over a broad range of companies and market sectors. Prior to joining Ingenta, he held similar finance roles in the IT and Retail industry. Jon qualified as a chartered accountant in 2001 before joining Ingenta in January 2010.

Martyn Rose, Chairman

Martyn Rose is an entrepreneur specialising in refinancing and restructuring smaller companies and Chairman and a non-executive director of Ingenta.

Martyn has helped steer the company toward its continued growth, stability and success since 1999 before the merger of Ingenta and VISTA International to become Ingenta in 2007.

Martyn is also a qualified barrister and became Chairman of his first publicly listed company at the age of 34. Since that time, he has been Chairman of over twenty five public and private companies with a present involvement in publishing software, online academic research, financial services, manufacturing, recruitment and commercial radio. In addition to his other commercial interests, Martyn has been a trustee of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust since 2000, a school governor and co-chaired the National Citizen Service.

Mark Rowse, Non-executive Director

Mark Rowse is a media and publishing entrepreneur who specialises in creating and developing businesses where content meets the internet, particularly in the areas of digital publishing and online television.

After graduation from Cambridge University with a first class honours degree in Law, Mark worked at investment bank NM Rothschild in mergers and acquisitions. Following this he entered the media industry and since the mid 1990’s Mark has principally worked in the areas of the internet and digital television, pioneering digital interactive TV on airlines, co-founding Yes TV, now one of the major operators of on-demand TV in Asia, and launching Luxury Life, an international digital satellite TV channel.

In 1998 he founded Ingenta plc, taking the company to a £120m flotation in 2000 and is now a non-executive director of Ingenta as a result of the merger of Ingenta and VISTA International in 2007.

Neil Kirton, Non-executive Director

Neil Kirton is currently a Managing Director and Head of Business Intelligence in the London office of Kroll, a global leader in corporate investigations and risk consultancy.

Prior to joining Kroll he was a Group Board Director at The Arbuthnot Banking Group plc having been Head of Corporate Finance and Chief Executive Officer of its securities business. Previously he held a range of senior equity market positions with Bridgewell Securities and ABN AMRO Hoare Govett where he was Deputy Chief Executive and Global Head of Equity Sales.

Max Royde, Non-executive Director

Max co-founded Kestrel in 2009. He is a fund manager of Kestrel Opportunities and sits on the Investment Committee for KITS. Max has been advising and investing in quoted and unquoted UK smaller companies since 1998 and prior to Kestrel was a managing director of KBC Peel Hunt. He is a non-executive director of Ingenta plc.

Henrik Holmstrom, Non-executive Director

Henrik founded the content management company Polopoly in 2000 which focuses on online media. He developed the business until it was acquired by Atex in 2008, after which Henrik became Group Chief Architect and later Chief Technology Officer heading up the global R&D function. Since 2014, Henrik has been building online security products and acting as an advisor to a number of unlisted Swedish companies.
Henrik holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

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