Board of Directors
John Michael Edelson (Executive Chairman)
Michael brings a wealth of experience as a Board Director to SysGroup plc. He has been a Founding Director or Chairman of a number of companies admitted to the AIM market, including Prestbury Group plc, Knutsford Group plc, Mercury Recycling Group plc (now Ironveld plc) and ASOS PLC. Michael was non-executive Chairman of Bramhall plc, subsequently renamed Magic Moments Internet plc and then Host Europe plc, which acquired Magic Moments Design Limited in September 1999. He has also been on the Board of Manchester United Football Club since 1982.
Adam Binks (Chief Operating Officer)
Adam joined SysGroup as Chief Operating Officer on 1st August 2014 and was formally appointed to the board 31st October 2017. Adam is responsible for the day to day operations of the group including Sales, Marketing, Infrastructure & Service Desk. He has extensive experience in the Managed IT, Hosting & Telecoms sectors across his 17 year career. Adam has played a pivotal role in the transformation of the group from a mass-market web hosting company, to the Managed Services provider it is today. Adam has previously held a number of senior management & board level positions. Prior to joining SysGroup, Adam was Sales & Technical Director at Vispa Ltd, a managed hosting & connectivity provider based in Manchester.
Julian Llewellyn (Chief Financial Officer)
Julian was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 23rd January, 2017 and formally joined the Board on 6th April, 2017. Julian is a senior and experienced Chief Financial Officer with over 25 years’ experience across a number of senior finance roles. Julian’s two previous roles were as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Redcentric PLC and Business Improvement Director at Exertis (part of DCC PLC). Prior to those two roles, from 2010 to 2014, Julian was Group Financial Controller of Greenergy International Ltd. Greenergy is a leading supplier of road fuel in the UK with an extensive international footprint. Julian has also held senior finance roles in the IT sector at SurfControl PLC and IFS AB, and with BAE SYSTEMS PLC and Premier Brands Ltd.
Mike Fletcher (Non-Executive Director)
Mike has extensive public markets experience and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of AIM listed Inspired Energy PLC (INSE.L), which he helped to successfully bring to market in November 2011. Mike is the Managing Partner of Praetura Capital LLP, a specialist venture and advisory business and sits on the board of several privately owned growth companies including Sorted Group, Peak AI, Starcount, Aberla Services, EC3 Brokers and Praetura Asset Finance. Previously, Mike was a managing director for European investment bank GCA Altium where he gained 10 years’ experience in M&A and corporate finance. He has advised a range of clients from public companies, private equity houses and entrepreneurs. Mike is a chartered accountant, qualifying with PwC in 1999, and is both FCA and SRA approved.
Robert Khalastchy (Non-Executive Director)
Robert is a graduate from the University of Sussex where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering. For the past 20 years he has been involved in commercial property management working with high net worth overseas clients, assisting in the management of their total UK portfolio and various planning applications, as well as the day to day management of the portfolio. In 2001 he set up RK Management Limited, a commercial property management company handling a portfolio in excess of £35 million. In 2011 he set up Sterling Property Management, a residential block property management company which manages several prestigious blocks in Central and West London.
Mark Quartermaine (Non-Executive Director)
Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the ICT industry in a variety of executive, sales and marketing roles. He started his career at IBM in 1984 where he held different executive positions both in the UK and abroad culminating in running the point of sale business in the US, as the Worldwide Marketing Director for the Retail Division. In January 2013 Mark joined the board of Alternative Networks as a Non-Executive Director, he subsequently moved to become COO in January 2014 and was then appointed CEO in September 2015. Alternative Networks was subsequently sold to Daisy Group for £165 million in December 2016.