Peter Hill CBE

Non-executive Chairman

Appointment Date: 1 February 2017 as Chairman. Joined the board as a non-executive director on 1 January 2017

Nationality: British

Skills and Experience

Peter is the Chairman of Imagination having joined as a non-executive director on 1 January 2017 and succeeding as Chairman on 1 February 2017. Peter has extensive experience as both an executive and Non-executive Director, and is currently the Non-executive Chairman of Keller Group plc, the world’s largest geotechnical contractor, and Volution Group plc, a leading supplier of ventilation products, and is a Non-executive Director the Royal Air Force.

Peter was the Chief Executive of Laird plc, the global provider of device management and wireless systems for the electronics industry, from 2002 to late 2011. He also served as an Executive Director of Costain Group plc and held senior management positions at BTR plc (subsequently Invensys plc). He has previously been Non-executive Chairman of Alent plc, a leading supplier of speciality chemicals to the electronics and other industries from 2012 to the end of 2015, and has been a Non-executive Director of Cookson plc, Meggitt plc and Oxford Instruments plc and a Non-executive Board member of UK Trade and Investment.

Other current appointments

Keller Group plc
Volution Group plc
Essentra plc
Royal Air Force

Board Committees

Nomination Committee (Chairman)

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Andrew Heath

Chief Executive Officer

Appointment Date: 26 May 2016 as Chief Executive Officer. Joined the board as a
non-executive director in August 2012 and was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer on 8 February 2016

Nationality: British

Skills and Experience

Andrew is the Chief Executive Officer of Imagination. He joined the Group’s Board in August 2012 as a non-executive director. He has a wealth of international business experience gained through executive roles at Rolls-Royce and as Chief Executive Officer of Alent plc. He was previously a Non-executive Director of LG Fuel Systems Inc. and Oxford BioSignals. Andrew has a BSc in engineering from Imperial College London and an MBA.

Board Committees

Nomination Committee

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Guy Millward

Chief Financial Officer

Appointment Date: 21 December 2015 to present

Nationality: British

Skills and Experience

Guy has previously held a number of senior finance positions with both publicly listed and privately held technology companies. Guy’s previous roles include: Group Finance Director at Morse Plc from 2009 to 2011 and Alterian plc from 2011 to 2012. He was also CFO at Advanced Computer Software Group plc from 2013, until its sale to Vista Equity Partners in mid-2015. Guy has held positions at Kewill plc, General Electric Inc and Ernst and Young LLP.

Other current appointments

Eckoh Plc

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David Anderson

Non-executive director and Senior Independent Director

Appointment Date: November 2010 to present

Nationality: British

Skills and Experience

David has over 30 years’ investment banking experience including 17 years at Lazard including two years heading up the Lazard business in Asia and six years at JP Morgan Cazenove. He spent two years at Vodafone as group corporate finance director from 2000 to 2002. Since 2008 he has run his own corporate finance business, EPL Advisory LLP, and also built up a portfolio of non-executive director roles. He has specific skills in mergers and acquisitions (both domestically and cross- border), restructuring and capital raising. He chairs the audit committee at Bibby Line Group Limited. He is chair of the trustees of the Lazard pension scheme and Oxford University Press pension scheme.

Other current appointments

Bibby Line Group Limited
Hibu Group Limited
Howe Robinson Partners (UK) Limited

Board Committees

Audit Committee (Chairman)
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee

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Kate Rock

Non-Executive Director

Appointment Date: August 2014 to present

Nationality: British

Skills and Experience

Kate has many years of experience in corporate communications. She was a partner at College Hill for 12 years from 1996, where she provided strategic counsel and business communication strategies to both public and private companies, including several technology businesses. Kate was previously Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party with responsibility for business engagement from 2015 to July 2016. From 2012 to January 2017, Kate also served as a non-executive director at education company, First News (UK) Limited.

Kate is chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committee.

Other current appointments

Member of the House of Lords
Member of the Management Team for The Red Tape Initiative
Senior Adviser to Boden
Visiting Parliamentary Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford
Wrackleford Farms Limited

Board Committees

Audit Committee
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee (Chairman)

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Nigel Toon

Non-Executive Director

Appointment Date: 10 August 2016

Nationality: British

Skills and Experience

Nigel was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in August 2016. Nigel has a strong background in electronics and technology marketing, and brings significant experience and understanding of the semiconductor industry. He is currently the Chairman and CEO ofGraphcore. Prior to joining Graphcore, he was Chairman of XMOS Ltd, the premier provider of voice and music processing and control ICs, Nigel was President and CEO at Picochip Inc. a fabless semiconductor business. Previously he was a co-founder of Icera Inc., a leading 3G cellular baseband semiconductor company where he was a member of the Board of Director and led Sales and Marketing. Nigel is Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Audit Committee.

Other current appointments

XMOS Ltd

Board Committees

Audit Committee
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee
Technical Advisory Committee (Chairman)