INVESTOR RELATIONS

Ian Jenks

Ian Jenks

Ian joined the Board on 6th June 2016 as Chairman and appointed Executive Chairman 1st September 2016. Ian has more than 30 years of Board-level experience in the Communications and Industrial Technology fields, both as an investor and as Chief Executive Officer of companies operating in the US and Europe. He is currently also a director of FTSE-listed Paysafe Group plc, Birdsafe, Birdstep Technology ASA (publicly listed in Norway) and of Econic Technology Limited. 

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Ian previously served as the Executive Chairman and as Chief Executive Officer of Intune Networks Limited. He was formerly a director of the British Photovolatic Association and a partner of Crescendo Ventures LLP in Palo Alto, US. He was a non-executive chairman of Oplink Communications Incorporated, of Quantasol Limited  and Executive Chairman of Evo Electric Limited. Ian is an associate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.


Martin Thorneycroft

Martin Thorneycroft

Martin joined Brady as Group CFO and Company Secretary in January 2014, bringing with him a wealth of experience in both the finance arena, as well as the financial services software space, having held various senior financial positions during his 30-year career in both public and private companies based in the UK and the US.

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Most recently, Martin spent eight years as Group Finance Director at AIM listed financial services software group Patsystems plc, where he was responsible for all aspects of financial control and reporting, legal, HR, administration, company secretarial and investor relations across its world-wide operations.

He drove a strategy of profitable growth during his tenure at Patsystems, managing several acquisitions and successfully restructuring key areas within the company to refocus the company on a profitable growth strategy, culminating in the takeover by ION Trading at the end of 2012. Prior to Patsystems, Martin held the role of CFO and other high-ranking finance positions, such as EY, Profile Media Group plc and McMullens and Sons Ltd, where he successfully delivered sustained growth, profitability and increased shareholder value.

Martin has been a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1986, after graduating from Birmingham University with a Bachelor of Commerce. 


Elizabeth Sipiere

Elizabeth Sipiere

Elizabeth joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in October 2016.  The former Chief Executive Officer of Valueworks Ltd, Elizabeth is an experienced B2B technology executive. She has led growth in Microgen, Hewlett-Packard, OMX, Knight Ridder and several private equity backed businesses.

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Elizabeth has also worked in software for the Financial Services, Construction and TELCO industries including as a Non-Executive Director of Orc Software AB participating in the Orc and OMX agreement to create a new front office product and in the acquisition of Cameron Systems moving Orc into a leading position in the global connectivity market.

In addition to her role as a Non-Executive Director, Elizabeth is acting as Chief Operating Officer until a new CEO is appointed.


Bob Beveridge

Bob Beveridge

Bob joined the Brady Board in the role of a non-executive director in August 2013 and also chairs the Audit Committee. He is a chartered accountant with extensive and relevant financial experience, having been finance director of three technology companies: Cable & Wireless Communications plc, Fast Search & Transfer, now a Microsoft subsidiary, and Marlborough Stirling plc, which provided information technology to the financial services industry.

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Most recently he was finance director and company secretary of McBride plc, a European manufacturer of household products. He is a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a not for profit public corporation, as well as InternetQ plc, a mobile marketing service provider. He has previously held senior roles in Mars Inc and United Biscuits plc.


Carmen Carey

Carmen Carey

Carmen is an IT industry veteran whose career to date encompasses leadership roles as an executive in fast growing global VC-backed and publicly traded technology companies. She is currently the CEO of Apica, a leader in load testing and synthetic monitoring solutions.  Prior to Apica, she scaled and exited two UK headquartered technology companies as CEO, Big Data Partnership to Teradata in 2016 and ControlCircle to Alternative Networks Group in 2014, and was COO of MetaPack, COO of MessageLabs and VP of Global Services at BroadVision.


Company Secretary

Company Secretary

Rebecca Wright

Rebecca joined Brady to establish the in-house legal department in February 2015.  With a demonstrated history of working in the software industry for both B2B and B2C companies, Rebecca previously served as Legal Counsel at Rosetta Stone for the EMEA businesses. She was responsible for providing legal and compliance advice across multiple jurisdictions, covering various key areas including corporate and commercial, regulatory, intellectual property, company secretarial and data protection.

Rebecca manages the global legal function as Chief Legal Officer for Brady and is skilled in and passionate about providing practical and business-focused advice. She was recently appointed as Company Secretary in March 2017.


Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee comprises of all the Non-Executive directors under the Chairmanship of Bob Beveridge. It meets and approves the remuneration and terms and conditions of employment for the executive directors. Specific responsibilities also include the review of share option schemes and their rules, as well as recommendations to the Board on specific issuances of share options.

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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee comprises of all the Non-Executive directors and Elizabeth Sipiere under the Chairmanship of Bob Beveridge. The Audit Committee oversees the Group’s financial reporting, in particular the interim and full year financial statements, the Group’s internal control procedures and the work of its external auditors. It discusses the scope and planning of the audit with the Auditor before the audit and agrees the Auditor’s remuneration. Specific responsibilities include reviewing the effectiveness of internal controls, reviewing the scope and results of the external audit, reviewing the appropriateness of accounting policies and reviewing of key management judgements and risk assessments.

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Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee comprises the chairman and all the non-executive directors. It is responsible for monitoring the composition and balance of the Board to ensure that it remains appropriate for the needs of the business. It leads the process for the identification and selection of new Board members and makes recommendations to the Board in respect of such appointments.