Board of Directors
John Michael Edelson (Non-executive Chairman)
Mr Edelson 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. He was a 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.
Christopher Evans (Chief Executive Officer)
Chris studied Software Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University before founding Switch Media Ltd, a web hosting provider. Switch Media was listed in the Deloitte Fast 50 for two years running in 2007 and 2008 before being acquired by iomart Group PLC in April 2011. Following the acquisition by Iomart, he was a Director of Iomart’s Easyspace division involved in integrating divisional acquisitions and delivering the financial budget ahead of plan. He was a founder of Q4Ex Ltd (a company acquired by SysGroup).
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.
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.
Amy Yateman-Smith (Non-Executive Director)
Amy is an Investment Director at private equity firm Livingbridge Equity Partners LLP (“Livingbridge”), where she has worked since 2011. In recent years, Amy managed Livingbridge’s investment in Onyx, the IT infrastructure services provider and was also a non-executive director of Onyx up until its sale to Pulsant, one of the UK’s largest datacentre providers. Prior to Livingbridge, Amy spent six years at KPMG where she qualified as an accountant before joining the TMT Transaction Services team helping to advise private equity and corporate clients on due diligence and strategic option development across a wide variety of transactions. Amy is a graduate of Warwick University.