People are what makes a company successful and we have an incredibly talented team at Ubisense. Our Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the Group. Its aim is to provide the leadership and industry-specific insight required to develop a successful business, through utilising the broad range of skills and experience of the Board members.
Peter was appointed chairman on 1 January 2016 (executive chairman from 18 May 2016 to 31 July 2017) having been appointed a non-executive director on 10 November 2005. Peter has held a number of senior international sales and marketing roles in the IT industry including Regional Director, Intel Corporation and Vice President Europe, Cadence Design Systems. In 1995 he joined Sun Microsystems where he was responsible for the development of the company’s European Corporate Accounts programme. Subsequently he became Director of Services Sales – EMEA with a charter to develop new areas of business, including professional services. Peter retired from Sun Microsystems in December 2004. He was non-executive chairman of Aspex Semiconductors Limited, sold to Ericsson AB in July 2012, and more recently, senior non-executive director at Brady plc, non-executive director at eoSemi Ltd and non-executive chairman of enModus Ltd. Currently Peter is a non-executive director of CRFS Ltd.
Richard Petti brings 25 years of experience in developing market leading businesses for automotive, financial and industrial customers. He was previously CEO of Asset Control, a supplier of data management systems to leading financial institutions, and COO at WEMA, a leading provider of sensors to commercial vehicle manufacturers.
Tim has over 25 years of commercial and financial experience across software, wireless and telecoms industries. Tim qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in London and held leadership positions at i2/IBM, The Cloud Networks and MFS/WorldCom.
Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the automotive, manufacturing and power industries. Ian was appointed as a non-executive director to the Ubisense board on 23 May 2014. Previously, Ian was a director of Ricardo UK Ltd. Ian is executive chairman of Coryton Advanced Fuels (Premier Topco Limited), a supplier of bespoke fuels to the world’s automotive industry. He is also a non-executive director of Surface Generation Ltd.
Dr. Robert Sansom
Dr Robert Sansom co-founded and was CTO of FORE Systems which was listed on NASDAQ in 1994, and acquired by Marconi for $4.5 billion in 1999. Robert joined the Ubisense board on 16 December 2005. An active angel investor and mentor to start-ups, he co-founded and was Chairman of the Cambridge Angels from 2001 to 2010. Robert is a non-executive director in a number of entrepreneurial companies and charitable enterprises including Myrtle Software Ltd, Focal Point Positioning Ltd, Featurespace Ltd, Camfed International, Cambridge Communication Systems Ltd, CRFS Ltd and Netronome Inc. Robert was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers in 2010.
Paul Taylor spent over twenty-one years with AVEVA Group plc a global engineering IT software supplier to the plant, power and marine industries and was Group Finance Director from 2001 to 2011. Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and was recipient of the FTSE250 Finance Director of the Year in 2008. Paul was appointed to the Ubisense board on 28 February 2011. Previously, Paul was a non-executive director of Anite plc prior to its acquisition by Keysight Technologies in 2015, KBC Advanced Technologies plc prior to its acquisition by Yokogawa in 2016 and a non-executive director of Escher Group Holdings plc. Currently, Paul serves as a non-executive director of Thruvision Group plc and a Trustee of the CAD Centre Pension Fund.
Oliver was a founding partner of Kestrel Partners LLP in 2009. Prior to Kestrel, Oliver spent 20 years advising smaller quoted and unquoted companies, latterly as a director of KBC Peel Hunt Corporate Finance. Oliver was appointed as a non-executive director of Ubisense Group plc on 18 May 2016. Previously Oliver was a non-executive director of KBC Advanced Technologies plc prior to its acquisation by Yokogawa in 2016. Oliver is a fund manager of Kestrel Opportunities which pursues and activist investment strategy focused on small and microcap companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. The fund has a particular focus on enterprise software and services companies.