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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, on a temporary basis. This position became permanent after six months. He became Marketing Manager in 1996 before becoming Managing Director of the UK business in 1998. Following the MBO, Jason became Managing Director of the Group. Jason is well known in the industry and has spoken at events in Asia, the US and Europe. He has written on the topic of technology and Executive Search for both search-consult magazine and third party publications. Jason was appointed a Non-Executive Director of AIM listed IPPlus PLC from January 1st, 2015.

Jason has a BA (Honours) business studies degree from the London Guildhall University.

Jason Starr is the Managing Director of Dillistone Group Plc. As well as being Managing Director he also has responsibility for the sales and marketing departments.

Rory Howard, aged 48, 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.

Alex James, aged 43, Director of Product Development. Alex graduated from Swansea University in 1995 with a degree in psychology and is a PRINCE 2 qualified practitioner. In 1995 Alex joined Mallinckrodt Veterinary working in quality control. In 1997 he moved to Responseability, a company that manages aspects of the recruitment process for clients, starting in administration before progressing into an account management role. 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 joined the Board of Dillistone Systems Limited in January 2005 and the Group Board in February 2006.

Alex James is the Director of Product Development for Dillistone Systems; departments under his responsibility are software development and technical integration.

Alistair Milne, aged 42, Director of Support Services. Alistair started his career at Richmond Theatre in 1994, working in both the marketing department and box office. In 1997 he joined The Football Association, initially in a ticketing administration role, before progressing to a management role. Alistair then began working at the Shaw Theatre as Box Office Manager. He joined Dillistone Systems in 2003, initially 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.

Alistair Milne is the Director of Support Services; he oversees all Dillistone IT infrastructure and support services globally.

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.