Recognized as one of Europeâ€™s top technology entrepreneurs, John is the Non-Executive Chairman of Active Navigation. John was founder, Chairman and CEO of workflow and business process management software company, Staffware Plc. The company grew as a publicly listed company before it was sold in 2004 for $250 million to Tibco Software Inc. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and was recognized as a Master of Information Technology by AIIM International. He co-authored the book â€˜Mastering Your Organization’s Processesâ€™, published by Cambridge University Press.
Neil is a Non-executive Director of Active Navigation and Chairman and CEO of IDBS, which he founded in 1989. He built IDBS into a leading provider of data management and analytics software for Life Science and Healthcare R&D. IDBS has won numerous industry and general awards, including being honored with double Queenâ€™s Awards. Â Neil was awarded an honorary doctorate (DUniv) from the University of Surrey in 2008 for his outstanding contributions to biotechnology and cheminformatics on an international level. Neil is also a Patron of the Princeâ€™s Trust Technology Leadership Group.
Peter has been a Non-executive Director of Active Navigation since 2003, and is the companyâ€™s former Chairman. His business experience spans more than 35 years. After an early finance career in industry, he co-founded Babcock & Brown in London in 1983, later becoming UK Chief Executive and an international partner of the firm. He now acts as an advisor and non-executive director for a range of technology and asset finance businesses.