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Board of Directors

Non-Executive Chairman
Mike Love, aged 67. Mike Love has a PhD in theoretical physics and 30 years’ experience in the software industry. He is currently non-executive chairman of SciSys plc, also an AIM quoted company and Director and Chairman at Redcliffe Precision Ltd. He was group managing director of SciSys from 1986 to 2003 during which time he led a management buy-out of the business and floated it on AIM in 1997. He is a previous member of the AIM Advisory Group of the London Stock Exchange.

Executive Directors
Jason Starr, aged 44, Group CEO. Jason Starr joined the Group in 1994 in a junior marketing role. He became Marketing Manager in 1996 before becoming Managing Director of the UK business in 1998. Following the MBO, Jason became Chief Executive of the Group. Jason is a Director of all three Divisions and has an executive role with both Dillistone Systems and GatedTalent. Jason was appointed a Non-Executive Director of AIM listed PCIPAL PLC from January 1st, 2015. Jason has a BA (Honours) business studies degree from the London Guildhall University.

Rory Howard, aged 49, Operations Director. Rory Howard has a BA (Honours) in business administration and is a PRINCE2 practitioner. Rory started his career with the Dixons Stores Group and from 1991 to 1994 he worked in the systems and control department as a technical support analyst working on their EPOS systems, data reporting and security. He then joined JATO Dynamics Ltd, a software company specialising in the automotive research market, as a database analyst, developing databases for pricing models for the large automotive manufacturers. In 1998 he joined Dillistone Systems Limited as a project manager, and the following year became the global projects manager, tasked with restructuring all implementations and data migrations procedures and operations. In 2003 Rory became Operations Director of Dillistone Systems Limited and a member of the Board.

Alistair Milne, aged 42, Managing Director, Dillistone Division. Alistair joined Dillistone Systems in 2003 in a training and support role. He was initially appointed to the UK and then Global Support Manager role with responsibility for all aspects of support services. He was promoted to the Dillistone Systems Ltd board in 2006 and joined the Group Board on January 3rd 2011 and became Dillistone Divisions Managing Director in December 2017. Alistair is also a Director of the Voyager Software Division.

Alistair Milne is the Managing Director, Dillistone Division; he oversees all Dillistone Divisions operations globally.

Alex James, aged 44, Director of Product Development. Alex graduated from Swansea University in 1995 with a degree in psychology. Alex started at Dillistone in 1999 in a training/consultancy position prior to becoming the UK and then Global Projects Manager, being ultimately responsible for the implementation of all products and services to both new and existing clients. 

Alex is a Director of both Dillistone Systems and GatedTalent and sits on the Group Board with an overall responsibility for Product Development.

Julie Pomeroy, aged 60, Finance Director. Julie is an experienced finance director of quoted and private companies.  She graduated with an honours degree in Physics from Birmingham University and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Director. She also holds tax and treasury qualifications. Julie was group finance director of Carter & Carter Group plc until October 2005 having joined in 2002 to help grow and float the business. She had previously been chief financial officer of Weston Medical Group plc and prior to this, Julie worked at East Midlands Electricity plc as director of corporate finance. She was finance director of AIM quoted Biofutures International plc until July 2010.  Julie is also a non-executive director of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Non-Executive Director
Giles Fearnley, age 61. A career in the passenger transport industry saw Giles lead an MBO in 1991 forming Blazefield Holdings Limited, a business operating bus networks principally across Yorkshire and Lancashire. This company was sold to Transdev in 2006.

In 1997 he was appointed Chief Executive of Prism Rail PLC, having been one of that company's founders, and held that position until its sale to National Express in 2000. Prism Rail operated four of the UK's passenger rail franchises with a turnover of £500million per annum.

Giles is currently Managing Director - Bus, UK, Ireland and Germany for First Group Plc. Giles served as Chairman of the Association of Train Operating Companies in 1999/2000 and as Chairman of The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK.