DONNA TROY

Chairman

Independent

 

Committee Membership:

  • Nomination Committee

  • Remuneration Committee (Chair)

Profile:


Donna joined the Board of FD in January 2018 and was appointed Chairman in January 2020. She has extensive experience in both senior executive and non-executive roles within multi national technology companies. She is based in Austin, Texas.

Donna has held CEO, division general management and sales leadership roles in organisations including IBM, Partnerware, McAfee, SAP, Dell and Epicor, delivering revenue and margin growth and implementing global go-to-market strategies.

 

Other Appointments:


Donna is currently on the board of directors at TIBCO, Aptean and Curvature.

  

SEAMUS KEATING

Chief Executive Officer

 

Committee Membership:

    None.

    Profile:


    Seamus was appointed as CEO in January 2020. He was first appointed to the Board as an independent Non-Executive Director in December 2012 and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in July 2013. He has over 20 years’ experience in the global technology sector in finance and operational roles and has held a number of non-executive roles since 2012.

    He was chief financial officer of Logica plc from 2002 until 2010 when he became chief operating officer and head of its Benelux operations. Prior to his role at Logica plc, he worked for the Olivetti Group in senior finance roles in the UK and Italy.

     

    Other Appointments:


    Seamus is currently a non-executive director of BGL (Holdings) Limited. He is a non-executive director of Sionnach Ltd, where he has indicated his intention to resign on the appointment of a successor during 2020.

      

    GRAHAM FERGUSON

    Chief Financial Officer

     

    Committee Membership:

      None.

      Profile:


      Graham joined the Board of FD in September 2008 and has responsibility for the Group’s financial operations. During his career he has worked on numerous corporate acquisitions and restructuring projects and has experience in business and acquisition finance. He formerly held senior roles with KPMG, Bank of Ireland and Silverwood Property Developments Limited and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

       

      Other Appointments:


      None.

        

      KEITH MACDONALD

      Senior Independent Director, Designated Workforce Engagement Director

      Independent

       

      Committee Membership:

      • Audit Committee (Chair)

      • Nomination Committee

      Profile:


      Keith has been a Director of FD since June 2012. He is a Chartered Director, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute. Keith was formerly the global head of structured corporate finance for Lloyds Banking Group and possesses a wealth of knowledge of capital markets. Prior to joining Lloyds Banking Group, Keith had a 16-year career with Citigroup during which time he held a variety of senior positions in Europe and Asia including being Asia-Pacific head of structured corporate finance.

       

      Other Appointments:


      Keith is a director of several other listed and private companies across a number of industries and geographies including the NYSE-listed Seadrill Partners, Unit DX Ltd, which is a UK science incubator, and the MAPS Group of aircraft leasing entities.

        

      VIRGINIA GAMBALE

      Non-Executive Director

      Independent

       

      Committee Membership:

      • Audit Committee

      • Nomination Committee (Chair)

      • Remuneration Committee

      Profile:


      Virginia joined the Board of FD in March 2015. A US citizen, she is managing partner of Azimuth Partners LLC, which assists its clients in the development of strategies for growth, innovation and international expansion. Prior to forming Azimuth, Virginia was a partner at Deutsche Bank Capital Partners and has also held senior management positions such as CIO at Merrill Lynch, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

       

      Other Appointments:


      Virginia is currently a director of JetBlue Airways Corporation, Virtu Financial and Regis Corporation, and is chair of the executive advisory board for Nutanix (a public company and leading cloud computing provider).

        

      AYMAN SAYED

      Non-Executive Director

      Independent

       

      Committee Membership:

        Profile:


        Ayman joined the Board of FD in July 2020. He brings to the Group extensive experience in enterprise technology and a track record of driving business success through growth strategies focused on product innovation. He is currently President and CEO of BMC Software Inc., a global enterprise software company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Prior to his current role he was President and Chief Product Officer of CA Technologies Inc., a Fortune 500 company acquired by Broadcom Inc., where he was responsible for the vision, strategy, development and success of the company’s portfolio of products and solutions. Ayman holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cairo University.

         

        Other Appointments:


        In addition to his role at BMC Software, Ayman is also a Director of Elisity Inc.

          

        STEVE FISHER

        Non-Executive Director

        Independent

         

        Committee Membership:

          Profile:


          Steve joined the board in September 2020. Steve was formerly Chief Technology Officer of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), where he led the core product and technology team responsible for eBay marketplace, eBay’s Global Payments Business and its multi-channel marketing platform and operations team. Prior to that he spent 10 years at salesforce.com in software engineering and product management leadership roles. Steve has also held senior technology development positions within telecoms and networking, including at Apple and AT&T Labs. Steve is a named inventor on 21 patents and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical and Computational Science and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, both from Stanford University.

           

          Other Appointments:


          Vonage Holdings Corp.
          Copart, Inc

            

          THOMAS SEIFERT

          Non-Executive Director

          Independent

           

          Committee Membership:

            Profile:


            Thomas joined the Board in July 2020. Thomas is Chief Financial Officer of Cloudflare Inc., where he is also responsible for the company’s business data analytics and data science. He provides a wealth of expertise across the cloud, SaaS and data analytics, which is highly relevant to FD’s growth ambitions. In addition, Thomas has extensive operating experience growing and scaling technology companies across cybersecurity, software and semiconductors. Prior to his current role Thomas was Chief Financial Officer of Symantec Corp, a leading cybersecurity company, where he was responsible for the implementation of transformation and M&A strategies. He was also CFO at Advanced Micro Devices, where he held an interim CEO position.

             

            Other Appointments:


            In addition to his role at Cloudflare Inc. he is also a Director of IPG Photonics Corporation