Board of Directors
Michael Edelson (Non-Executive Chairman)
Michael brings a wealth of experience as a Board Director to SysGroup plc. He has been a Founding Director or Chairman of a number of companies admitted to the AIM market, including Prestbury Group plc, Knutsford Group plc, Mercury Recycling Group plc (now Ironveld plc) and ASOS PLC. Michael was non-executive Chairman of Bramhall plc, subsequently renamed Magic Moments Internet plc and then Host Europe plc, which acquired Magic Moments Design Limited in September 1999. He has also been on the Board of Manchester United Football Club since 1982.
Adam Binks (Chief Executive Officer)
Adam joined SysGroup in August 2014 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 3rd April 2018 after being formally appointed to the board on 31st October 2017. Adam will lead SysGroup through its next stage of growth, which will incorporate strategic acquisitions and continued organic growth to expand the customer offering and geographical reach, as well as investment in capabilities and technology. He has extensive experience in the Managed IT, Hosting & Telecoms sectors across his 18 year career. Adam has played a pivotal role in the transformation of the group from a mass-market web hosting company, to the Managed Services provider it is today. Adam has previously held a number of senior management & board level positions. Prior to joining SysGroup, Adam was Sales & Technical Director at Vispa Ltd, a managed hosting & connectivity provider based in Manchester.
Martin Audcent (Chief Financial Officer)
Martin was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 16th July 2018 as part of a newly established board to deliver on the next stage of growth. Martin brings with him significant senior finance and operational experience. Martin is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with PwC in 2000, and joined the Group from NCC Group plc, where for 4 years he was he was Associate Director of Finance and Group Financial Controller. Prior to this he worked at Baker Tilly and MBL Group plc in senior finance positions.
Mike Fletcher (Non-Executive Director)
Mike has extensive public markets experience and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of AIM listed Inspired Energy PLC (INSE.L), which he helped to successfully bring to market in November 2011. Mike is the Managing Partner of Praetura Capital LLP, a specialist venture and advisory business and sits on the board of several privately owned growth companies including Sorted Group, Peak AI, Starcount, Aberla Services, EC3 Brokers and Praetura Asset Finance. Previously, Mike was a managing director for European investment bank GCA Altium where he gained 10 years’ experience in M&A and corporate finance. He has advised a range of clients from public companies, private equity houses and entrepreneurs. Mike is a chartered accountant, qualifying with PwC in 1999, and is both FCA and SRA approved.
Mark Quartermaine (Non-Executive Director)
Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the ICT industry in a variety of executive, sales and marketing roles. He started his career at IBM in 1984 where he held different executive positions both in the UK and abroad culminating in running the point of sale business in the US, as the Worldwide Marketing Director for the Retail Division. In January 2013 Mark joined the board of Alternative Networks as a Non-Executive Director, he subsequently moved to become COO in January 2014 and was then appointed CEO in September 2015. Alternative Networks was subsequently sold to Daisy Group for £165 million in December 2016.