PLC Board 2017-11-21T09:33:15+00:00


Jonathan Watts
Non-Executive Chairman

Jonathan is an experienced board executive with corporate governance experience within the IT, Telecommunications and Banking sector in the UK, Australasia and US. Jonathan was President and Founder of GEO Networks, and has held board positions with Alliance and Leicester, Colt Telecommunications, NB3, Bell South and Control Data Corporation.


Andy Ross
Chief Executive Officer

Andy is Chief Executive Officer of IDE Group. He has over 35 years of experience in the IT industry and has previously held Chief Executive Officer roles at Northgate Managed Services and Valldata, and senior director roles at Atos, EDS, Sema Group and KPMG.

Julian Phipps
Chief Financial Officer

Julian is an experienced Chief Financial Officer having spent over 20 years working in the technology sector. He has worked for a number of large IT and Telecommunications businesses including Updata, Northgate Managed Services, Sungard Availability Services and Parity. Prior to working in the technology sector Julian worked for Coopers and Lybrand in Switzerland, Luxembourg and London.

Bill Dobbie
Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director

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 publically listed oil and gas exploration and production company.