Board of directors
The senior management team at Redcentric plc is enthusiastic, committed and experienced. The team has established a working environment and culture at Redcentric which encourages innovation, the sharing of ideas and continual personal development. The board recognises that it has a unique role in representing and promoting the interests of all of Redcentric's stakeholders, including its shareholders and it is accountable to shareholders for the performance and activities of the company.
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Chris Cole was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Redcentric with effect from 1 September 2014. Chris has a strong track record and experience with quoted companies, having successfully led WSP Group plc as CEO and subsequently Non-Executive Chairman and Ashtead Group plc as Non-Executive Chairman. Chris, as a Chartered Engineer, founded and led the development of WSP both organically and acquisitively into a global consultancy with 10,000 people operating in 40 countries. Following WSP’s merger in August 2012, Chris is the Non-Executive Chairman of the new engaged company, WSP Global Inc. listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
In addition to the above Chris is the Non-Executive Chairman of Applus Services SA and Tracsis plc.
Independent Non-Executive Director
David Payne was appointed as a non-executive director of Redcentric on 19 February 2013. David has a varied background of management and entrepreneurship in the IT, leisure, and property industries. For 20 years after leaving university he worked for Juliana's, a leisure company that floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 1983. David was subsequently recruited by a venture capital fund to become chairman of Virtuality Limited, a company at the forefront of developing virtual reality. He oversaw the successful flotation of this company on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 1994 and then left to devote more time to the development of a quoted property company.
David is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees, and is the Senior Independent Non-executive Director. David is also Chairman of Castleton Technology plc.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Stephen Puckett was appointed as a non-executive director on 17 November 2014. Stephen has a wealth of senior boardroom experience in a number of listed companies, and was Group Finance Director at Michael Page International plc from 2001 to 2012. Stephen is also Non-Executive Chairman of Hydrogen Group plc and a Non-Executive Director of ITE Group plc and Chairman of the Audit Committee, and is a director of the charity Kingston Carers Network. Stephen is Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Tony was previously CEO of Redcentric, having been the chief executive of Redstone plc from September 2010 up to the demerger to Redcentric and had been responsible for effecting the restructuring of that business and its subsequent acquisition of Maxima Holdings plc. He became a director of Redcentric plc on 11 February 2013.
Tony is a business leader and investor with proven sales, operations and management expertise in the ICT sector. With an IT, communications and electronics background that started in the mid 1980’s, Tony established his first IT business in 1988 and has founded a number of other successful IT companies. Tony has also served on a number of private and publically quoted company boards over the last 27 years.
Tony is also a founder of MXC Capital, a specialist merchant bank that invests and grows value in companies in the TMT sector.
Chief Executive Officer
Fraser Fisher was appointed a director of Redcentric on 8 April 2013, and became CEO on 9 November 2015. Fraser is an experienced IT business leader having successfully built and sold profitable businesses in the sector. Fraser was most recently managing director of Redstone with responsibility for leading its managed services offering while integrating Maxima Holdings plc. Prior to his appointment at Redstone, Fraser had a number of senior roles, including Managing Director at Maxima and was latterly responsible for developing its offshore support function in Hyderabad.
Prior to his appointment at Maxima, Fraser founded and was Managing Director of Centric Networks Limited, a mid-market managed and hosted services provider and was a founding director of Netforce Group plc, an ISP and managed services provider.
Chief Financial Officer
Tim Coleman was appointed chief financial officer of Redcentric plc in January 2014. Tim has held a range of financial roles in the technology and telecoms sector since the early 1990s including senior positions in quoted technology businesses.
Most recently, Tim was CFO of m-hance, a privately owned software business. Prior to his role at m-hance, Tim was CFO of Trafficmaster Plc and was instrumental in the development and eventual sale of the business to private equity investors. Before this, Tim spent several years as UK Finance Director at Northgate Information Solutions Plc through a period of very high growth, both organic and through acquisition, before it was sold to KKR. This was preceded by a number of roles in software and telecoms businesses, including PacketVideo, MFS Communications and BT. Tim originally trained as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse.