Board & Committees
Influential business people with a passion for technology
The UK Corporate Governance Code (the “Code”) requires the Company to have an effective Board whose role is to develop strategy and provide leadership to the Company as a whole, as well as ensuring a framework of controls exist which allow for the identification, assessment and management of risk, ultimately taking collective responsibility for the success of the Company.
Through the leadership of the Chairman, the Board sets the Company’s strategic goals; ensuring obligations to shareholders are met. Matters reserved for a decision of the Board include approval of Group strategy, annual budgets and business plans, acquisitions, disposals, business development, annual reports, interim statements, and any significant funding and capital expenditure plans. The Board meets regularly, usually monthly, to discuss and agree on the various matters brought before it, including the trading results.
Chief Executive Officer
Angus started his first business selling telephony systems in 1984. Since selling his first business he has established, grown and sold 5 more profitable concerns in the telecoms and internet sector. In December 1998, Angus founded iomart and has been the driving force behind the Group’s strategic development.
Angus' contributions to the commercial sector were formally recognised in 2004, when he received the prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Business Award.
Ian Ritchie has an impressive background in technology enterprise. Currently Chairman of Computer Application Services Ltd, Krotos Ltd, and the Informatics Ventures unit at Edinburgh University, he is a past President of the British Computer Society and former Vice-President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Ian was founding chairman of several technology companies, including Voxar Ltd (now part of Barco Ltd - a world leader in visualisation solutions for medical markets), Orbital Software Group plc (now part of Sopheon plc), Digital Bridges Ltd. (now part of Oberon Inc) and Sonaptic Ltd (now part of Wolfson Microelectronics plc), the leading audio technology development company.
Andy joined iomart in April 2008. Since then he has held a number of senior financial roles, including most recently, Group Financial Controller for Operations. Before joining iomart Andy was an assistant manager with Grant Thornton.
Group Finance Director
Richard was Finance and Commercial Director of Kingston SCL for 10 years during which time he engineered a management buy out and subsequent trade sale.
He has also held the posts of Finance Director with ePOINT Group and The Interactive University and Group Treasurer of Ben Line. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Richard joined iomart in 2006.
Ian has a wealth of experience in the finance and corporate advisory sector. During a 16-year career with Deloitte LLP, he undertook roles within corporate finance and global advisory services. He sat on the UK board of Deloitte LLP for over 8 years.
Ian is a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
He is a Non-Executive Director of STV Group plc and Killinchy Aerospace Holdings Limited.
Richard has over 30 years’ experience in the legal profession and was managing partner with McGrigors LLP until April 2012 when it merged with Pinsent Masons LLP. After the merger and until June 2015 he was Head of Client Operations for Pinsent Masons LLP, which was a main Board executive position, and then held a non-executive role through to May 2016.
Richard is currently the Executive Chairman of Complete Electronic Risk Compliance Limited (Cerico), a Pinsent Masons LLP subsidiary, and has held this role since June 2016.
Role of the Chairman and Chief Executive Office
The Code requires that there should be a clear division of responsibilities between the running of the Board and the executive responsible for the Company’s business, so as to ensure that no one person has unrestricted powers of decision. The Chairman is responsible for the leadership of the Board, ensuring its effectiveness and setting its agenda.
Once strategic and financial objectives have been agreed by the Board, it is the Chief Executive Officer’s responsibility to ensure they are delivered upon
To facilitate this, the Chief Executive Officer chairs the Group’s Operations Boards which additionally comprises the other executive directors and, where appropriate, senior members of the management team. The day-to-day operation of the Group’s business is managed by these Boards. The iomart Group Board has established three committees, the audit committee, the remuneration committee and the nominations committee. Membership of both the audit committee and the remuneration committee is exclusively non-executive.
The Audit Committee
The Audit Committee’s role is to assist the Board with the discharge of its responsibilities in relation to the internal controls and external audits. The Audit Committee will normally meet at least three times a year.
The Remuneration Committee
The Committee has responsibility for making recommendations to the Board on the remuneration packages of the Executive Directors.