Directors

 

Jens MontananaJens Montanana, Chairman

Jens Peter Montanana (non-executive Chairman) is the founder and CEO of Datatec Limited, established in 1986. Between 1989 and 1993 Jens served as managing director and vice-president of US Robotics (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Robotics Inc., which was acquired by 3Com. In 1993, he co-founded US start up Xedia Corporation in Boston, an early pioneer of network switching and one of the market leaders in IP bandwidth management, which was subsequently sold to Lucent Corporation in 1999 for $246 million. In 1994, Jens became CEO of Datatec Limited. Datatec Limited listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1994 and on AIM in 2006. Jens has previously served on the boards and sub-committees of various public companies. 

 

Ashley StephensonAshley Stephenson, CEO

Ashley Stephenson (CEO) first joined Corero Network Security as Executive Vice President of the Network Security division, with responsibility for product and solution strategy in March 2012, and was appointed chief executive officer of the division in January 2013. An IT industry executive and Internet technology entrepreneur, Ashley has operating experience in the United States, Europe and Asia. Previously, he was CEO of Reva Systems, acquired by ODIN, and Xedia Corporation, acquired by Lucent. He has provided strategic advisory services to a number of leading multi-national IT companies including technology vendors, distributors and services companies. Ashley began his career at IBM Research & Development in the UK. He is a graduate of Imperial College, London with a degree in Physics and an Associate of the Royal College of Science.

 

Andrew LloydAndrew Lloyd, President and EVP Sales & Marketing

Andrew Lloyd (non-executive director) has been involved in the IT software and systems sector for more than 25 years. His career has included roles in early stage and high-growth pre-IPO ventures including PrismTech and Workplace Systems, as well as large corporations such as Computer Associates and Oracle. Most recently, Andrew was Chief Customer Officer at private equity backed Workplace Systems and part of the leadership team which subsequently sold the business to US-based WorkForce Software in June 2016.  Following the sale, Andrew was appointed SVP Sales for WorkForce Software with responsibility for leading the sales teams in EMEA and Asia Pacific regions while completing the post-acquisition integration of the Workplace Systems business. Andrew has a BSc (Hons), Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.

 

Andrew MillerAndrew Douglas Miller, Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Douglas Miller (CFO and Executive Director responsible for finance) was with the Datatec Limited group in a number of roles between 2000 and 2009 including the Logicalis Group Limited (“Logicalis”) Operations Director and Corporate Finance and Strategy Director. Andrew led the Logicalis acquisition strategy, acquiring and integrating 12 companies in the US, UK, Europe and South America. Prior to this, Andrew gained considerable corporate finance experience in London with Standard Bank, West Deutsche Landesbank and Coopers & Lybrand. Andrew trained and qualified as a chartered accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Natal, South Africa.

 

Richard LastRichard Last, Non-executive Director

Richard Last (non-executive director) is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA). Richard is Chairman of a number of companies including Servelec Group plc, a UK technology group quoted on the London stock exchange, Arcontech Group, a provider of IT solutions for the financial services sector which is listed on AIM; Lighthouse Group plc, an AIM listed financial services group; Gamma Communications plc, a provider of voice, data and mobile services for the business market; Tribal Group plc, a provider of software and services to the education management market and the British Smaller Technology Companies VCT 2 plc, a fully listed Venture Capital Trust. He is also a director of a number of private companies.

 

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