The board of directors

The Board recognises the importance of sound corporate governance and as such the Company is a member of the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) and the board has chosen to comply with the QCA Corporate Governance Code.

Francis Small
Non-Executive Chairman

Francis had a 36-year executive career at Ernst & Young, where he undertook a variety of international roles including serving on the EY Global Board, leading the UK Corporate Finance business and operating as Managing Partner of European Transaction Advisory Services.

After departing EY in 2015 to pursue a portfolio career, Francis currently serves as a non-executive director on the board of AIM-listed software business 1Spatial plc, as Chair of government-backed investment company British Business Investments, and as Chair of the Board of Governors of Kingston University.

Francis studied Law at Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Nicholas Jarmany
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

Nick is a founding director of Quixant and has brought extensive management experience and computer engineering knowledge to the Company. Nick has a background in the technology industry and he was employed by Densitron Technologies PLC for 22 years. In this time he held numerous roles in design, engineering, sales and, finally, as Group Technical Director. Nick had overall responsibility for Densitron’s gaming business strategy, led the design process and negotiated with key suppliers and customers in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Nick has an honours degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield.

Jon Jayal
Chief Executive Officer

Jon Jayal was one of the key members of the design team which developed Quixant’s first product, the QX-10. Jon left Quixant in 2006 to broaden his experience in the financial sector, both as an investment consultant at Mercer Limited and as account manager at BlackRock, Inc. He re-joined Quixant in July 2012 as General Manager of Quixant plc and latterly Chief Operating Officer and is based at the Company’s UK headquarters in Cambridge. The Director’s believe that Jon’s deep knowledge of the technology that is the foundation of QXT’s business together with his wider financial and managerial experience means he is well positioned as part of the management team.

Jon is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a first-class honours degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Warwick.

Johan Olivier
Chief Financial Officer

Johan is a seasoned public company finance professional.  Prior to joining Quixant, Johan operated as Group Finance Director at XP Power, the FTSE250 designer and manufacturer of power components, and was responsible for financial planning, reporting and treasury functions. Johan also served as XP Power’s Acting CFO while the company was seeking a permanent candidate.  Earlier in his career, Johan held finance roles at Logica plc and Finastra after beginning his career at PwC.

Johan obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Accounting and a Post Graduate Degree in Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.  Johan is a certified Chartered Accountant

Gary Mullins
Non-executive Director

Gary is a founding director of Quixant and has a proven track record in technology sales and marketing. He was employed by Densitron Technologies PLC for more than 10 years in sales and marketing. At Densitron, Gary was responsible for securing contracts with numerous multi-nationals. Gary has a proven track record of winning large orders for technical products from major companies. Prior to founding Quixant, he was sales director at NTera Limited, a nanotech electronic paper displays developer.

Gary has an honours degree in Electronic Systems from the Royal Military College of Science.

Guy van Zwanenberg
Non-executive Director

Guy has 40 years’ experience in industry and practice. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton and then spent three years working with James Gulliver. Guy subsequently moved to become UK Finance Director of an American computer accessory company which was taken public in 1989. In 1991, he established his own interim financial management business and has since been involved in a number of SME businesses providing strategic and financial help. He joined Gaming King PLC in 1998 on a part time basis as Finance Director and became Company Secretary and non-executive director in 2006, remaining as a non-executive director when the company listed on AIM as Sceptre Leisure PLC in 2008, and where he sits on the Audit and Remuneration committees.

Guy is both a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Chartered Director.

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