Andrew Blazye brings a wealth of experience to the Board. He is currently the Executive Chair of Aryza Group Limited, the provider of insolvency and loan management software products to the financial services sectors in the UK, Europe, Canada and Australia. Previously, amongst other roles, Andrew was the Executive Chair of Universe Group plc, an AIM quoted provider of transaction products and services to the retail industry, which was sold in January 2022 to Inform Information Systems Limited for £33.1 million which represented a premium of 129 per cent, to the Universe share price on the business day preceding the announcement of the sale. For more than 12 years, Andrew was a member of the global executive team at FLEETCOR, a US Fortune 500 speciality payments business. As European CEO, he set up the FLEETCOR business in Europe.
Neil RadleyChief Executive Officer
Neil Radley has over 20 years’ experience in the finance, retail and technology sectors. He was previously the CEO of Universe Group plc, an AIM quoted provider of transaction products and services to the retail industry, which was sold in January 2022 to Inform Information Systems Limited for £33.1 million which represented a premium of 129 per cent, to the Universe share price on the business day preceding the announcement of the sale. Previously, he was Chair and CEO of Jaja Finance Limited, a fintech company providing digital and physical credit cards, guiding them through the creation and launch of the UK business and subsequent purchase of the Bank of Ireland UK card portfolio. Neil has previously held several senior roles at Barclays Bank in their Barclaycard division both in the UK and Europe. He qualified as an accountant with PwC.
Zoe FoxChief Finance Officer
Zoe Fox was appointed as Chief Finance Officer for FireAngel in April 2021. For the two years previous to this appointment Zoe held the role of Company Secretary and has been Finance Director of the Group’s principal subsidiary since 2010. Prior to this she was Finance Director of BRK Brands Europe Limited, part of the Jarden Corporation. Zoe qualified as an accountant in 2004 and has a degree from the University of South Bank, London.
Jon KempsterNon-Executive Director
Jon was appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer on 17 December 2020. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at DX Group plc. He is, also, a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Serinus Energy plc and a Trustee of the Delta plc pension scheme. Jon’s career has included Board positions at Delta plc, Fii Group plc, Frasers Group plc, Linden plc, Low & Bonar plc, Utilitywise plc and Wincanton plc. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1990 and has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from the University of Liverpool. Jon’s role as Interim CFO ended 30th April 2021, he has since been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. .
Graham WhitworthNon-Executive Director
Prior to investing as a seed investor in the business, Graham developed a diverse set of international business skills from the corporate boardroom to his own start up. Graham has worked in a number of technology businesses, initially in engineering and then IT-based design technology roles, where he led a number of strategic initiatives and directed many multi-million-dollar contracts with leading blue chip companies across a diverse set of industries with ComputerVision Corporation, a leading US CAD/CAM provider. From the late 1980s Graham was Sales Director, Managing Director and then Executive Vice-President, before leaving in 1997. In 1998, Graham started his own company which he later merged with Division Plc. He became Managing Director before disposing of the enlarged business to Parametric Technology in 2000. Graham led the original Sprue Aegis (now FireAngel) IPO and until February 2015 was the Group Chief Executive and Chairman. He subsequently undertook the role of Executive Chairman until 22 January 2019, on which date he transitioned to the role of Executive Director. On 27 May 2020, Graham became a Non-Executive Director of the company and continues to have Business Development responsibilities, in particular working to exploit FireAngel’s strong IP portfolio globally.