The Group is controlled through the Board of Directors, which comprises two executive and four non-executive directors who bring a wide range of skills and experience to the Board.
Mike Pulli, Chief Executive Officer
Mike was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 14 December 2011, after nearly eight years as President of Pace Americas. In his role as CEO, Mike is responsible for leading Pace’s global strategy. As President of Pace Americas, Mike was responsible for the company’s businesses in the USA, Canada and Latin America (LatAm).
Mike is also a non-executive Director of Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI), a technology company that provides solutions that help utilities measure, monitor and manage electricity, natural gas and water, having been appointed in January 2014.
Prior to joining Pace in 2004, Mike was CEO of broadcasting company Digital Latin America (DLA). Previously Mike spent eight years at Motorola in various senior management positions, including Vice President of International Operations, and served in a variety of financial positions at Allied-Signal, Inc. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rider University and an MBA from Farleigh Dickinson University.
Roddy Murray, Chief Financial Officer
Roddy was appointed an Executive Director on 25 February 2012 and became Chief Financial Officer on 6 March 2012.
Roddy was previously CFO of The BSS Group Plc and CFO of Moss Bros Group Plc. Prior to that he held a number of financial roles in MacKays Stores, United Distillers and British Airways. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at the Scottish Institute before joining Price Waterhouse. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from Dundee University.
Allan Leighton, Chairman
Allan was appointed a Non-executive Director in May 2011 and became Chairman on 21 June 2011. He is currently Chairman of Pandora A/S, Office Retail Group Limited and Music Magpie.co.uk.
Previously he has held a wide range of public and private company roles including CEO at ASDA, Chairman of Royal Mail and Lastminute. com, and Non-executive Director of British Sky Broadcasting plc, Dyson Applications and Scottish Power plc. He is patron of Breast Cancer Care and has an honorary degree from Cranfield University and an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Lancaster.
Patricia Chapman-Pincher, Non-Executive Director
Pat was appointed a Non-executive Director in February 2005 and became Senior Independent Director in May 2006. She has over 35 years’ experience in the communications industry from senior roles in multinational Internet and telecoms companies to participating in technology company start-ups. A founding partner and Chairman of the Cavell Group, which specialises in operational consultancy IP and wireless technologies, she is also Chairman of Penzias Ltd, a Board Advisor to the British Standards Institute and a CEO Mentor with Merryck and Co. Pat is a trustee of Finding Rhythms, a charity that works with music in prisons.
John Grant, Non-Executive Director
John was appointed a Non-executive Director in August 2008. John spent his executive career in a variety of senior international roles within the automotive industry and other engineering businesses. He was Chief Executive of Ascot plc between 1997 and 2000. Prior to that, he was Group Finance Director of Lucas Industries plc (subsequently Lucas Varity plc) between 1992 and 1996. He previously held a number of senior positions within Ford Motor Company in Europe and the USA. John is a Non-executive Director of Melrose plc, MHP S.A. and Wolfson Microelectronics plc.
Amanda Mesler, Non-Executive Director
Amanda was appointed a Non-Executive Director in September 2012. She is currently Chief Operating Officer at Misys, a financial software company and a Non-Executive Director of Ensygnia, a technology start-up. Previously she was the CEO of Business Consulting and an Executive Committee member of Logica plc. Prior to joining Logica, Amanda was a corporate officer and VP of Strategy and Organisation Design for Fortune 100, SYSCO. Prior to this Amanda was a senior partner at BearingPoint Consulting (formerly KPMG Consulting) working out of Houston where she led a client portfolio including many leading oil companies and spent time as the Global Leader for Energy for EDS. Her early career was with GE as the Asia Pacific Market Manager.