PLC Board2018-06-04T13:24:50+00:00


Bill Dobbie
Interim Non-Executive Chairman

Bill is an experienced entrepreneur and director specialising in internet, telecoms and technology businesses.  Bill was a founder of Iomart, and has been a director of Demon Internet, Prestel, Teledata, Scottish Telecom (Thus) and several other companies. Bill is currently a director of Cloudsoft Corporation, a private entity that produces software for managing public and private cloud infrastructure, and Edinburgh Alternative Finance Ltd, a peer to peer lender. He is also a non-executive director of Tag-Games Ltd, a provider of mobile and social games.

Katherine Ward
Independent Non-Executive Director

Katherine is an experienced Investment Banker having worked at Morgan Stanley and Panmure Gordon. Katherine has extensive experience in advising companies on a range of strategic options, and has worked on multiple IPO launches, equity capital fundraisings and M&A transactions. Katherine is currently Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Wentworth Resources, a publicly listed oil and gas exploration and production company.

Ian Smith
Executive Director

Ian has an extensive track record of investing in and managing technology companies and is co-founder and CEO of MXC Capital. Ian has sat on numerous boards and either led or been involved in a large number of transactions in the TMT sector. Ian led strategic change and value accretion at Redstone plc and Accumuli plc and was previously deputy executive chairman and CEO at Castleton Technology plc.

Mr Smith holds no direct beneficial interest in IDE Group, however is CEO and a substantial shareholder of MXC Capital.