APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD: November 2012
In 2012, Andrew acquired an initial shareholding in IT Governance Ltd before joining the board as a Non-Executive Director in November 2012. In 2014, he subscribed for further shares in IT Governance Ltd, increasing his shareholding to 22% (of the issued share capital of the company before admission). Andrew was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the company in February 2018. As well as being a chartered accountant, Andrew has gained significant leadership experience on the boards of several listed companies. He was Chief Executive of Wolters Kluwer (UK) PLC between 1978 and 1990, and is currently Chairman of RWS Holdings plc and Learning Technologies Group plc. These roles, together with his extensive executive experience, ensure he is well placed to lead the board of GRC International Group PLC effectively.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD: April 2002
As CEO and founder of IT Governance Ltd, Alan leads the senior team and is responsible for delivering GRC International Group PLC’s strategy.
Before founding IT Governance Ltd in 2002, Alan held a number of roles, including CEO of Business Link London City Partners, CEO of Focus Central London and CEO of Wide Learning, the Outsourced Training Company, and was Chairman of CEME.
Alan graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 1978 before moving to the UK. He has written a number of books about IT management, including the definitive compliance guide IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002 (co-written with Steve Watkins), which is in its seventh edition and is the basis for the UK Open University’s postgraduate course on information security, and IT Governance – Guidelines for Directors.
APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD: April 2017
Chris joined the Group in April 2017 as Finance Director. Before this, he qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with Deloitte in 2007 and subsequently worked for PwC. In 2015, Chris joined MM (UK) Limited as Financial Controller before leaving to take up his position with GRC International.
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD: February 2018
Richard has more than 40 years’ experience as a chartered accountant, including senior finance roles at ICI, Citicorp and Logica. He was also Group Finance Director at WS Atkins plc from 1993 to 2002. Richard advises a number of businesses in the engineering and technology sectors. He was a Member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel for ten years until 2019.