INVESTOR RELATIONS

Paul Fullagar

Paul Fullagar

Paul joined the Board in July 2007 as Non-Executive Chairman. Having worked in the software sector for 22 years, Paul brings considerable experience and a successful track record of overseeing substantial growth in publicly quoted software businesses.

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Paul was also Chairman of Financial Objects plc, until it was successfully sold to Temenos in 2008, and was previously Chairman of Staffware plc for 12 years, during which time he led the company through a period of substantial growth and to its subsequent successful flotation. Paul is a chartered management accountant.


Gavin Lavelle

Gavin Lavelle

Gavin joined Brady in September 2007, with over 25 years' experience in the international financial software and banking industry. Having worked in investment banking for 10 years with Banque Paribas as Head of Equity Derivative Trading and then as a Director of Deutsche Bank, where his responsibility was Global Head of Equity Derivative Trading, Gavin founded RioFin, a Cambridge based software development company focused on capital markets trading.

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Following RioFin’s acquisition in 2000 by SunGard he was CEO of Panorama, a leading risk management solution, before heading the takeover of Sherwood Systems, a leading insurance company, where he also had the role of CEO. Gavin holds a BSc in Maths and Computer Science from Southampton University.


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. 


Dr Robert Brady

Dr Robert Brady

Robert’s commercial career began in 1985 when he founded Brady to create sophisticated software solutions for banks and large mining operations to manage their transactions and risks. He led the company, as CEO, to an AIM market listing in London in 2004. Currently treasurer of Cambridge Angels investment group, Robert is an active mentor and adviser for growth companies, specialising in the software area and is currently chairman of Undo Software Ltd and Cambridge IP. His published research includes work on computer learning and optimisation.


Peter Harverson

Peter Harverson

Peter has held a number of senior international sales and marketing roles in the IT industry. These included regional director, of Intel Corporation and vice president Europe, of Cadence Design Systems.

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In 1995 he joined Sun Microsystems, where he was responsible for the development of the company’s European corporate accounts programme. More latterly he became Director of Services Sales -EMEA with the charter to develop new areas of business, including professional services. Peter retired from Sun Microsystems in December 2005. Currently he is a non-executive director of Ubisense Ltd, Aspex Semiconductor Holdings Ltd, CRFS Ltd and adviser to Pulsic Ltd. Peter joined the Board in January 2007.


Robert De Picciotto

Robert De Picciotto

Robert was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director of Brady in 2013 following his retirement from the position of CEO of Brady’s Physicals division, based in Geneva. He had held this position since joining Brady in 2010, when Viveo (formerly as Fintel), a company founded and led by Robert which specialised in the development of software solutions for the international commodity trading market, was acquired by Brady.

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Robert has an extensive international business experience in the IT sector, having served as European Software Manager with Digital Equipment Corporation. Robert holds a MBA from Union College in New York as well as a Masters in Nuclear Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.


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.


Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee comprises the Chairman and all the non-executive directors under the chairmanship of Peter Harverson. 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 Peter Harverson, Robert De Picciotto and Bob Beveridge under the chairmanship of Bob Beveridge. Paul Fullagar and Robert Brady are also invited to attend the committee meetings. 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.


Board Committees

Committees of the Board deal with certain specific aspects of the Group's affairs. These Committees are the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee. The roles and responsibilities of the Committees are set out in their terms of reference.