Board of Directors

matthew peacock

Matthew Peacock

Matthew Peacock joined the Board in February 2011. He is the founding partner of Hanover Investors Management LLP.
Hanover Investors is a specialist turnaround and ‘Change for Growth’ investment firm. Matthew has led investments for over 24 years in, amongst other sectors, manufacturing, outsourced business services, chemicals, financial services, textiles and logistics. Prior to this, he ran the international M∓A team in London at Barclays de Zoete Wedd, having started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York.

patrick clawson

Patrick Clawson

Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Clawson joined the Board in October 2015.
Pat was named Chief Executive Officer in January 2015, bringing more than 20 years of experience in technology and IT security. Most recently, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lumension Security, Inc., where he successfully grew the business to strong revenue growth and profitability.

keith butcher

Keith Butcher

Chief Financial Officer
Keith Butcher joined Blancco Technology Group as Chief Financial Officer in September 2016 and was appointed to the Board on 19 October 2016.
In this role, Keith is responsible for leading worldwide financial operations, investor relations and M&A opportunities, and reports directly to CEO, Pat Clawson. Over the course of his career, Keith has held CFO roles at several high-growth technology and e-commerce companies, including PaySafe Group, Flomerics and DataCash Group. In each of these positions, he played an instrumental part in streamlining costs, improving investor relations and guiding the companies through successful mergers and acquisitions. During his tenure as CFO at PaySafe Group, (formerly known as Optimal Payments) Keith guided the company through three significant acquisitions that helped transform it into a £2 billion business.

dr frank blin cbe

Dr. Frank Blin CBE

Non-Executive Director
Frank Blin joined the Board in December 2014.
Frank enjoyed a long and successful career with PwC, becoming Head of UK Regions and a UK Management Board member before his retirement in 2012. He is a non-executive director of London and Scottish Investments Limited, Urica Limited and DCM (Optical Holdings) Limited and chairman of the University of Strathclyde commercialisation board. He was awarded a CBE for his services to the Scottish financial sector in 2002 and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by the University of Strathclyde in 2010.

tom skelton

Tom Skelton

Non-Executive Director
Tom Skelton joined the Board in October 2015.
Tom is the current CEO of Surescripts, a market leading software business which enables over six billion annual e-prescriptions and other healthcare transactions in the USA. Until recently, he had been a non-executive director of Micro Focus International Plc since 2006.

rob woodward

Rob Woodward

Non-Executive Director
Rob Woodward joined the Board in June 2013. Rob is also Chief Executive of STV Group plc.
He has significant experience in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry, notably with STV, as the Commercial Director of Channel 4 Television, as a Managing Director with UBS Corporate Finance and the lead partner for Deloitte’s TMT industry Group in Europe.

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Board Committees


Audit Committee Remuneration Committee Nominations Committee
Matthew Peacock Chairman Chairman
Patrick Clawson Chief Executive Officer
Keith Butcher Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Frank Blin CBE Non-executive Director Chairman Member Member
Tom Skelton Non-executive Director Member Member Member
Rob Woodward Non-executive Director Member Chairman Member


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