Board of Directors

Simon Duckworth

Simon Duckworth

Non-Executive Chairman

Simon Duckworth OBE DL, is Non-Executive Chairman. Simon holds a number of non-executive positions in the public and private sectors and is currently Chairman of Barings Targeted Return Fund and the Senior Non-Executive Board Member at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). He was a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity’s flagship European Investment Trust, Fidelity European Values plc, for a decade, and has sat on the boards of a number of AIM-listed companies as a non-executive director. Simon was a Non-Executive Director of Accumuli plc from 2010 until its sale to NCC plc in 2015.

A University of Cambridge graduate, Simon is a former Chairman of the City of London Police Authority and currently chairs the Economic Crime Board of the City of London Police. He worked closely with the Home Office as Chairman of the National Olympics Security Oversight Group and is a Non-Executive Director of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

Dr Tom Black

Dr Tom Black

Non-Executive Director

Tom Black is co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Digital Barriers plc, an AIM-listed business focused on the surveillance sector and which operates in the global homeland security market. Prior to setting up Digital Barriers in 2009, Tom spent over 20 years with Detica Group plc, following his studies at the Universities of Strathclyde and Oxford. He joined the business in 1984 and was appointed Chief Executive in 1995. Tom then led the £12m management buyout of Detica in 1997 and the Group’s flotation on the London Stock Exchange in April 2002. He then oversaw the acquisition of Detica by BAE Systems in 2008 for £538m. Tom is also a Non-Executive Director of Herald Investment Trust plc and a Trustee of the Black Family Charitable Trust.

Jill Collighan

Executive Director

Jill is an Executive Director, assisting Adept4 with its continuing development and strategy implementation. A Chartered Certified Accountant, Jill has over 13 years of operational experience at plc board level specialising in finance, human resources, investor relations and corporate finance. As well as her role with Adept4, Jill is Group Finance Director of MXC Capital Limited, the AIM quoted technology focused merchant bank. From 2004 to 2014 Jill was Group Finance Director of AIM quoted mobile technology provider 2ergo Group plc.

Nick Deman

Interim Finance Director

Nick is a chartered accountant who has recently performed the role of Interim Finance Director at Thruvision Group plc, where he managed the balance sheet and capital restructuring following the divestment of their Video Business, as well as overseeing the transitional arrangements for the finance department. Prior to Thruvision, Nick was Finance Director at Bluefin Solutions Ltd, an international technology consultancy acquired in July 2015 by Mindtree Limited, an Indian multinational information technology and outsourcing company. Nick has been appointed on an interim basis while the Board undertakes a process to find a permanent Finance Director.