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Board of Directors

Cerillion was founded in 1999 by Louis Hall and Guy O’Connor. The company now employs more than 330 staff worldwide, and is run by an experienced board of technology and business professionals.

Alan Howarth, Non-Executive Chairman

Alan Howarth has extensive senior executive experience in a range of national and international organisations in both the public and private sector. At Ernst & Young he was one of the founding partners of the UK Management Consulting practice. For the last 20 years he has managed a portfolio of non-executive appointments, as Chairman of both public and private companies primarily in the UK and US Technology and Health sectors. He is a Non Executive Director of Tern Plc and a Board member of Open Health Group and the Change Management Group. He is an Adviser to several other International concerns.

Louis Hall, Chief Executive Officer

Louis Hall is the CEO and founder of Cerillion, having led the management buyout of the original business from Logica in 1999. Louis has worked in the enterprise software industry for over 25 years and prior to forming Cerillion held a number of product, sales and management positions at Logica.

Andrew Dickson, Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Dickson joined Cerillion as CFO in February 2022. Prior to this he spent seven years at The Vitec Group plc in a number of senior roles, including Group Director of Finance based in London and Finance Director of a subsidiary business based in the USA. In his earlier career, Andrew worked for Smiths Group plc, the FTSE 100 international engineering business, and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte LLP.

Guy O’Connor, Non-Executive Director

Guy O’Connor is a co-founder of Cerillion and is now a Non-executive Director, having led business development at Cerillion since the management buyout. Prior to joining Cerillion, Guy was Group Director for Matheson Investment International, a subsidiary of Jardine Matheson Group.

Mike Dee, Non-Executive Director

Mike Dee is a qualified accountant (CIMA). Until July 2015, he was CEO of Manx Telecom plc and led its successful AIM IPO in February 2014. Before becoming CEO of Manx Telecom plc in April 2011, he was its Director of Finance and had been part of the British Telecom plc team which set up Manx Telecom plc in 1987. Prior to his 29 years at Manx Telecom plc, Mike spent four years at British Telecom plc. Before that, Mike held accounting and company secretary positions with the Dowty Group, Iloman Engineering and Castle Industries.

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